Ramon Rivas is a laid back, largely unemotional stand-up comedian and eminent Latino now residing in Los Angeles. Resonating a low-fi swag, he built his rep growing the independent comedy scene in Cleveland through his ACCIDENTAL COMEDY productions, mixing in trips to Chicago, New York, Los Angeles & more performing as often as possible for a gently employed stoner.
In 2016, he recorded his television debut, an episode on the 2016 season of THE HALF HOUR with COMEDY CENTRAL. Rivas was one of 17 artists selected, an outlier from the middle of the country without a manager or an agent. Ramon has since appeared on @MIDNIGHT twice (winning July 21), MTV Decoded, numerous segments on VICELAND & made his acting debut on S4E3 of BROAD CITY and appeared in the second season of HBO's CRASHING. In addition to performing, Ramon has been featured on numerous podcasts like YKWD with Robert Kelly, The K-Ohle Podcast with Kurt Braunohler, numerous DOUG LOVES MOVIES with Doug Benson, PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER with Cameron Esposito & Rhea Butcher and a few Sklarboro Bros podcasts and more.
Ramon's positive vibes and chill comedic momentum earned him coveted spots as a performer in 2014's San Francisco SketchFest and the inaugural Chicago Comedy Exposition. As the founder of the Accidental Comedy Fest (Est 2011) and curator of Accidental Comedy Club, Ramon brought indie, DIY comedy shows to a new generation of Cleveland artists & audiences by producing open mics, showcases, and professional shows featuring emerging local & regional talent paired with top, headlining acts like Hannibal Buress, Kyle Kinane, and The Lucas Brothers at some of the best venues the greater Cleveland area has to offer. His work and the overall growth of the Cleveland scene was featured in the documentary film MAKE FUN (2013).
ACCIDENTAL was named BEST COMEDY VENUE by Cleveland Scene Magazine in 2016, even though the group has no physical home. So they had to add (SERIES) in parenthesis. It's some real pied-piper shit, which is dope.
Ramon now lives in Los Angeles, returning home frequently to feel happiness. ACCIDENTAL COMEDY functions year round, helmed by the next generation of Cleveland's comedic ambassadors. You can catch Ramon performing in the greater Los Angeles area regularly, touring the country or highly chatting with people on the streets.