A dark comedy writer and innovative performer, Caryn Ruby’s work has been featured on “Good Morning America” “The Wendy Williams Show,” and at Chicago’s famed Second City. Most recently, the15-episode web series she co-created, co-produced & starred in, “Baked Goodes,” was listed in Newsweek as what to watch on marijuana’s biggest holiday – right between Comedy Central’s “The Time Traveling Bong” and Snoop Dogg’s “Grow House.” She’s shared the stage with Tiffany Haddish, Donnell Rawlings, and Iliza Schlessinger among others. A devotee of game shows and reality TV, Caryn has appeared on “Let’s Make a Deal”, “Hack My Life” and “America Says.”
Active both in front of and behind the camera, Caryn is also an accomplished Script Supervisor. She’s worked on the Women In Media Camaraderie initiative GRAND PRIZE WINNING FILM “Blood and Glory”, “Growth,” a passion project written, directed by, and starring Allison Miller (“A Million Little Things”) and “One,” the short film edited by Yuval Orr, who also edited last year’s Oscar-Winning short film, “Skin.” An advocate for Women’s empowerment, she is proud that 90% of all projects she has worked on have been directed by women, with virtually 50% of them being women of color.
Caryn discovered her passion for socially-conscious comedy (and later honed her skills), in her home town of Chicago. She’s performed at Snubfest, Chicago Sketchfest, Gilda’s Laugh Fest, Zanie’s and Jokes and Notes; co-hosted several long running comedy shows, most notably Midnight Parade, the weekly late-night talk show at Chicago’s Second City (for which she also wrote and produced), toured with socially conscious sketch and improv groups such as Laughtivism and Salsation, and created video sketches for her (30,000+ views) and three other YouTube channels. Additionally, she has created content for Late Night Jimmy Fallopian Tubes (an all-female late night talk show which originated at UCB) and co-hosted a weekly radio show with Lady Rerun (daughter of cultural icon “Rerun” Fred Berry – “What’s Happening!!”). On the road as a comic, she featured for Helen Hong and ultimately headlined the Foundation Room at Chicago’s House of Blues combining traditional stand up with her original characters.
Before comedy, Caryn earned degrees in Psychology (B.S.), Exercise Science (B.S.) and Kinesiology (M.S., University of Michigan), became a successful personal trainer, nationally-qualified bodybuilder (!) and moved to Los Angeles to become a chiropractor. However, once she realized her natural ability to crack jokes was way more fulfilling than cracking joints, she quickly switched gears and began studying and performing at The Second City, The Groundlings and improv Olympic.
The multitalented, multifaceted comedienne is currently polishing a comedy television pilot, while simultaneously developing a one-person show about her life and launching “Script Supervisors: Unsung Heroes of Film and TV,” her podcast by, for and about script supervisors.