Successfully delivering sketches on a multitude of topics may be a challenge for some comedians. But that kind of talent defines Ryan George’s work on YouTube. Whether on his main channel, Ryan George, or his recently created second channel, Pitch Meeting, George creates funny vignettes to point out the absurdities in entertainment, jobs, society and more.
In George’s sketches, he wears various costumes, playing multiple characters himself. And each one’s personality will typically be focused on a single trait, causing conversations to comically clash.
His most famous sketch, “Pitch Meeting” (which his second channel is named), was once featured on the YouTube channel Screen Rant before it moved to its own channel in March 2022. In “Pitch Meeting,” George plays an employee pitching an existing movie to his boss to get the project greenlit. As the employee reads through the plot of the movie, the boss asks various questions about aspects of the script, usually pointing out potential flaws or continuity errors and leading the employee to justify leaving them in the final movie.
George’s other sketches, found on his Ryan George channel, include many other topics. One such skit is “The First Guy to Ever,” where George jokes about what certain professions or experiences must have been like for the first person to ever experience them. Another skit is “How _____ Got Their Names,” in which George plays a variety of characters in a conference room tasked with coming up with the names of various items. There are many other sketches, too, but they don’t fall under a definitive category.
Similar to Screen Junkies, George reminds us that entertainment can still be enjoyed despite its potential flaws. Things that we create don’t need to be perfect to provide value. And on the Ryan George channel, we are advised to laugh at the strange happenings in the world around us.
Additionally, though George’s sketches are parodies, they are often based on pointing out bits of truth and real-world issues. For instance, in “The Driving Lessons Everyone Apparently Took,” George’s jokes are based on experiencing people acting like the rules of the road don’t apply to them—thus, the humor comes from showing the problem. In “Showing Off Our Cool Stuff To Other Dimensions,” George reveals the flaw behind news feed algorithms.
On both the Ryan George and the Pitch Meeting channels, George uses the occasional bit of language—primarily misusing God’s name, “h—,” “a–” and “d–n.” Additionally, the f-word and middle finger are used, but both are censored. George also will use sexual innuendo in some of his sketches.
Ryan George and his other channel, Pitch Meeting, provide viewers with many laughs based on parodying the strange things of the world. The skits are based on pointing out strange human behaviors, using jokes to point to general world issues and exposing the weird parts of movies and products. With the occasional language and sexual innuendo, however, these skits may not be appropriate for younger audiences.
Though he was born in Kansas, Kennedy Unthank studied journalism at the University of Missouri. He knew he wanted to write for a living when he won a contest for “best fantasy story” while in the 4th grade. What he didn’t know at the time, however, was that he was the only person to submit a story. Regardless, the seed was planted. Kennedy collects and plays board games in his free time, and he loves to talk about biblical apologetics and hermeneutics. His favorite movie is La La Land.