Ryan Shaner is a livewire. I saw him perform at Helium months ago at a local showcase and competition where he delivered a killer set that would later send him onto the championship. Of 250 comics, he beat out 248 others to get to the final round. Shaner claims that his work is apolitical. He doesn’t do political jokes; he doesn’t touch political material. This, in and of itself, may seem like a political choice, but the truth is, there are other things that Ryan would rather share with you than how he feels about the current climate. Frankly, it’s a welcome breath of air in a climate paralyzed by the current political moment. For those looking to talk, or a laugh about something else, Shaner’s your man.