Katherine Ryan is only the second stand-up comedian from the United Kingdom granted an official Netflix comedy special, and she’s actually Canadian. So winner winner, cheeky sinner!
I wrote about Katherine Ryan: In Trouble for my friends at Decider, and here’s the topical lede…
Twenty minutes into her first stand-up special, Katherine Ryan declares, from her place onstage at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, circa mid-2016, that when her special In Trouble debuted Valentine’s Day on Netflix: “We either have a female president, or we’re in the middle of a world war.”
Not yet on both counts.
But close still counts in horseshoes and thermonuclear war, right?
Ryan did accurately predict that Americans would vote for Donald Trump, joking “I think that’s the president America deserves,” earning big cheers from her British audience. And Ryan, a Canadian expat in the U.K. for close to a decade now, also found real life catching up to her satirical punchline that it wouldn’t be easy for any Americans looking to relocate north of our border. “Donald Trump has made refugees of his own people, by hating refugees,” she quips.