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Who is Erin Ryan, Class of 2019 Commencement Speaker

On March 21, St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM) announced the speaker for the 2019 Commencement. Erin Ryan, a writer-comedian, is notable for her work on popular FX show “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” where she worked on the 2018-2019 season and was credited with one episode, “The Gang Solves the Bathroom Problem.”

When not writing for television, Ryan hosts the “Hysteria” podcast on Crooked Media, where she is “joined by a bicoastal squad of opinionated, mouthy women to discuss news, politics, and cultural stories that affect women’s lives, from serious to absurd. Women: 51% of the population and 100% of this podcast.”

Ryan is a contributor to The Daily Beast, which has earned her the 2018 New York Press Club Award. Recent articles have included “Anthony Kennedy Doesn’t Care Enough to Stop the Coming War on Women” and “Hillary Clinton Could Never Have Gotten Away With the Sick Confidence Games of a Mediocre White Man.” In addition to her contributions to The Daily Beast, Ryan has also appeared in the New York Times, Playboy, Runner’s World and Jezebel.

The SMCM 2019 Commencement Ceremony will be held on May 11. With a speaker like Erin Ryan, attendees are certain to be crying by the end, hopefully from laughter.

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