Ryan Budds is a comedian, trivia host, TV producer, and actor who has hosted over 10,000 in-person trivia events and comedy shows since 2006 and over 1,000 virtual trivia, bingo, and game shows since March 2020. Budds worked as a segment producer for Super Jacket Productions and Rob Dyrdek's Ridiculousness on MTV and also appeared in the first Sharknado movie. He's also appeared in other crazy movies like Airplane VS. Volcano, Jurassic Planet, and Snake Outta Compton, just to name a few more of the more ridiculous titles. On TV, he's been on Beverly Hills Pawn, How I Met Your Mother, and FOX's Laughs.
Our group had a great time! Ryan had us laughing through the whole event, making the virtual aspect of it way more fun. He had a great setup and it was easy for everyone to understand and to use. Very personable and has oodles of content. We booked another event with him right and that one went just as good. Highly recommend!
This past December we used Trivia with Budds for the second year in a row. Ryan is absolutely great to work with! He had great suggestions and he was able to find someone to host our events in person. Trivia with Budds got rave reviews at our company Christmas parties! We will definitely be using Ryan for virtual event in the next few months! He makes it so easy and fun! Thanks Ryan!
I have hired Ryan for in person and remote corporate events and he is truly the best entertainer! He keeps employees engaged with trivia and a variety of games and can really personalize the event to make it feel unique to the company. Our staff ranges in age from those in their early 20s to late 50s and he is adored by all! 5 stars across the board.
Hello! We thoroughly enjoyed our hosts for Bingo and Trivia! Staff had so much fun and only had positive feedback. Thank you so much for a wonderful night!
We have used Budds Entertainment and Ryan for a variety of events for both small departments and larger groups. He has hosted Family Feud, Bingo and Trivia and our teams LOVE these virtual events. Ryan is great at connecting and engaging he attendees. His jokes and adlib comments allow for our teams to laugh with him and not feel like they are just playing a game. We continue to book him and have our teams request him back for multiple events!
We hosted a virtual trivia for a friend/colleague who is leaving our company — and it was a great way to get together (we don’t all work in the same state) and wish her well. Ryan was hilarious, engaging, and put together an awesome hour for the 7 of us. I would do absolutely recommend doing this as a team building event or office celebration.
Ryan is so lively and is a great host. He makes it so fun that you never want it to end. He makes everything entertaining. I cannot wait to use him again for another event.
What to Expect
I can create custom trivia rounds based on any topics imaginable, as well as rounds about your office, group, and culture. I use a mix of written, verbal, and smart phone buzz in trivia games to make sure people of all types can engage as much or as little as they’d like to. I can also recreate gameplay styles like Jeopardy, Family Feud, etc.
I bring everything needed to run a 2 hour show (more upon request), a mic and speaker setup to play music in between rounds or before and after the event, and a prize basket for the winning team. I can also bring everything needed to run pop culture bingo and game show setups. I’ve got hundreds of colorful ink daubers and cards with numbered, picture, and musical bingo rounds ready to go. For example, we can do 80s Bingo, and I’d play clips of hit 80s songs and players would mark them off their cards. When they get 5 songs in a row, they win a prize. Everyone’s singing along after a few songs, it’s a ton of fun, and my most requested game.
My rates include all travel, meals, and lodging from LA to wherever your event may be. To lock in dates, I send in an invoice (plus W9 and COI upon request) with a deposit, and the remaining balance due at the time of the event by cash, check or card.
If you're looking for trivia with enthusiasm, humor, and genuine fun, I'm your guy!
Ryan Budds is a comedian, trivia host, TV producer, and actor who has hosted over 1,800 trivia nights and comedy shows in LA and Chicago since 2006. Before starting his hosting biz, Budds worked as a segment producer for Super Jacket Productions and Rob Dyrdek's Ridiculousness on MTV and also appeared in the first Sharknado movie. He's also appeared in other crazy movies like Airplane VS. Volcano, Jurassic Planet, and Snake Outta Compton, just to name a few more of the most ridiculous titles. On TV, he's been on Beverly Hills Pawn, How I Met Your Mother, and FOX's Laughs.
If you've been to other trivia nights, you'll always remember the questions but it's rare where you recall the host. Budds is great at getting to know you on the fly, and your friends and family will dig his group games, jokes, and challenges. In addition to hosting trivia, Budds can run engaging raffles for your fundraiser, customize questions for your occasion, and even officiate your wedding (he's done eight of them!) If you're looking for a flexible host, you just found him.
Budds prides himself in providing the all time best kind of trivia pulled from pop culture's finest franchises. If you like movies, music, TV, comic books, video games, and anything FUN, he's got you covered. Think of his trivia nights like the pink pie in a game of Trivial Pursuit. And don't worry book-smarties, there's always a good mix of Qs and As for you, too. Also, get ready to yell BINGO for prizes, because Budds also runs music, number, and movie Bingo at many locations!
Additional Booking Notes
I bring a speaker/mic setup usually good for about 150 people and the ability to hook up to any screen with HDMI inputs to display slides, games, and more. If you have a larger group in a huge space, I would usually need supplied sound/AV. No lighting or specific staging is required.
Past Booked Events
|December 01, 2023 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm
|October 03, 2020 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm
|June 28, 2020 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Influences & Inspiration
Mic/Speaker Setup (Supplied for up to 150 players)