Actor | Comedian | Writer
4TH EDITION — FEATURED ARTISTS
About Caryn —
Caryn Ruby delights in creating irreverent dark comedy with deeply broken characters!
Caryn Ruby’s work has been featured on “Good Morning America” “The Wendy Williams Show,” and at Chicago’s famed Second City. “Baked Goodes,” the15-episode web series she co-created, & co-starred in, 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.”
In 2020, her screenplay “Daphne’s Revolt” was awarded semifinalist in Women In Media’s Cameraderie Act 1 competition, her pilot “The Selfless Activist,” semifinalist in the Filmmatic Comedy Screenplay competition, and the comedy sketch she co-wrote and stars in, “Poverty Tourism” premiered at the Houston Comedy Film Festival as a finalist for Best Dark Comedy Micro Film.
Caryn discovered her passion for socially-conscious comedy in her home town of Chicago. She’s performed at Snubfest, Chicago Sketchfest, Gilda’s Laugh Fest, Zanie’s, and Jokes and Notes, and shared the stage with Tiffany Haddish, Donnell Rawlings, and Iliza Schlessinger among others.
Active both in front of and behind the camera, Caryn is also an accomplished Script Supervisor. She’s worked alongside Oscar and Emmy award-winning crew on award-winning projects, including the Women In Media Camaraderie initiative GRAND PRIZE WINNING FILM “Blood and Glory” which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival, and “Growth,” a short film written, directed by, and starring Allison Miller (“A Million Little Things”).
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% being women of color.
Before comedy, Caryn earned degrees in Psychology (B.S.), Exercise Science (B.S.) and Kinesiology (M.S., University of Michigan), became a nationally-qualified bodybuilder (!) and moved to Los Angeles to become a chiropractor. However, once she realized her knack for cracking jokes was way more fulfilling than cracking joints, she quickly switched gears and began studying and performing at The Second City, The Groundlings and comedy clubs across the country and twice in Singapore.
The multitalented, multifaceted comedienne is currently polishing a television pilot and preparing to launch her new podcast, “Script Supervisors: Unsung Heroes of Film & TV”
My experience working with our all-female (and one man!) team as we created and produced our 15-episode web series.
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Creating the web series Baked Goodes was one of the most fun and exciting times of my life. It was one of those things that when it started, there was no way anyone could have predicted where it would lead - and that has everything to do with the unique way it all came together. It all started with a post in a Facebook group for female comedians in Los Angeles in the summer of 2015. The post said something to the effect of: “my job just ended and I have some free time. Who wants to make something?”
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Where do we even start? Caryn Ruby is an absolute GEM! We are so lucky to be connected with her and it’s all thanks to a previous Featured Artist (Nikki Corda). She’s brilliant and hilarious and it’s all apparent in her work. She has been featured on several well-known shows such as “Good Morning America,” “The Wendy Williams Shows,” and more. If you love comedy + 420 content, Baked Goodes is definitely for you. This web-series was created, written by, produced by, and directed by women! Caryn’s screenplay, “Daphne’s Revolt” was awarded semifinalists in Women in Media’s CAMERAderie Act 1 competition. Impressively, Caryn is also an accomplished Script Supervisor, having worked on several award-winning projects such as “Blood and Glory” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2020. If you haven’t already, go follow her and be on the lookout for her new podcast, “Script Supervisors: Unsung Heroes of Film & TV.”