For Mormon comic Ryan Hamilton, getting clean laughs just comes naturally

Published: Thursday, Nov. 11 2010 12:15 p.m. MST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — In the world of great Mormon entertainers, Marie Osmond's a little bit country, brother Donny's a little bit rock 'n' roll, Jon Heder's a little bit weird, Aaron Eckhart's a little bit hot, and Billy Barty's a little bit short. Add to that Ryan Hamilton. He's a little bit comedy.

A big bit, actually. It's his life.

The Howdy Doody-faced comic (he prefers a more contemporary comparison: "the illegitimate child of Jerry and Elaine") makes his living working sinful nightclubs surrounded by drunks and his fellow comedians, most of whom are offensive heathens. But he loves it. 

Read the complete article on www.straight.com. 


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