For over thirty years, Since 1978, Ritch Shydner has performed and written comedy. In the 1980’s, Ritch made numerous appearances on TV, including Late Night with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with both Johnny Carson and Jay Leno. He did an HBO half-hour special, “One Night Stand.”
He played Al Bundy’s co-worker on “Married with Children”, and made guest appearances on many other TV shows, such as “Designing Women” and “Roseanne.”
Ritch appeared in Steve Martin’s, "Roxanne," and Eddie Murphy's, "Beverly Hills Cop II," before moving on to smaller pictures.
Ritch wrote for sitcoms such as "Roseanne", "The Jeff Foxworthy Show," and HBO’s “The Mind of the Married Man.” Ritch wrote material for Jeff Foxworthy’s Grammy nominated comedy albums, “Totally Committed,” and “Big Fun.” He also wrote for Ron White and Jay Leno.
In 2006 Ritch was co-author of a book on stand-up, “I Killed - True Stories of the Road from America's Top Comics." In 2010 Ritch produced and starred in an award winning documentary on the world of stand-up comedy, “I Am Comic."