Ryan Nallen


Ryan Nallen is a Chicago-based actor, writer, and improv comedian. He is a graduate of iO Chicago, Second City and the Annoyance Theaters and has a degree in Communication from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana.

5 Reasons Why Being A Passive-Aggressive Assh*le Gets You Nowhere

By Ryan Nallen
Sometimes, things happen, like people breaking up, friendships dissolving or people just not liking one another. Regardless of the reason, people react to these situations in a multitude of ways. One of said ways is passive-aggressive behavior, like…

Why We Can't Have Nice Things: 28 Times Technology Ruined Your Life

By Ryan Nallen
Technology is great. We all love to use it, but it’s not without certain (and numerous) flaws. Sometimes, technology completely fails us, or we completely fail it. Here are 28 of those times: 1. Your phone dies right when you need to make an…

7 Simple Ways To Calm Your Sh*t When You Feel Overwhelmed

By Ryan Nallen
Sometimes, we get caught up in the moment, and the stresses of everyday life can get the best of us. We get all worked up about a given situation and need help to return to mental homeostasis. I've found numerous techniques to help in that process,…

How Growing Up Without A Father Has Had No Effect On The Person I Am

By Ryan Nallen
I don’t have a father. Now, before this story explodes into a worldwide phenomenon about my mother being the bearer of an Immaculate Conception and my birth being a sign from the heavens above, please let me explain. I've never met my father. My…

52 Signs Social Media Has Turned You Into A Complete Psychopath

By Ryan Nallen
In this day and age, we love posting, tweeting, pinning, YouTubing and Instagramming. Name the app, you’ve got an account. If it's online, you've seen it. But, have you ever sat down and thought, "Am I doing this too much? Is it taking up a lot of…

Be Present: 5 Ways To Embrace How Spectacular Right Now Is

By Ryan Nallen
A lot of the time, we, as humans, worry about the past and fantasize about the future. It is this perpetual cycle that keeps us from recognizing what’s going on around us. In other words, it’s looking at what's behind us and ahead of us instead of…

Worrying Gets You Nowhere: 27 Lessons I've Learned At 27 Years Young

By Ryan Nallen
Today is my 27th birthday. Coincidentally, it’s also the anniversary of three years of sobriety. It’s tough, especially when you’re in your 20s, but I’ve learned a lot. So much so, I thought I’d come up with 27 things I’ve learned on my journey in…