The Producers

Tom Riehl and Ron Ruhman have been friends since the early nineties and have performed in more shows together than either can remember. Their commitment to comedy and producing great shows is a passion they both share and as long time Orange County performers, they have seen many comedy clubs and shows come and go. Now in their 8th year at the Camino Real Playhouse, it would appear they’ve found the secret to longevity in the world of stand-up comedy.  “It really comes down to the talent in the show and taking the time to make it a great experience for the audience,” says Riehl. “Obviously there are other things equally important but most of those are just common sense, which both of us have,” he says smiling.

While stand-up comedy has been a staple throughout Orange County for many years, Tom and Ron want to keep the bar set high in the hopes others will follow in their footsteps.


Whether at a comedy club, a corporate event, or in the kitchen, stand-up comedian Tom Riehl has been making people laugh since the early nineties. His odd, yet honest way of looking at life has made him a favorite among audiences everywhere.

Tom has worked with a variety of performers including comedians Bob Saget, Paula Poundstone, Alonzo Bodden, and Shawn Wayans, as well as musical acts Berlin, Three Dog Night and David Pack of Ambrosia.

Tom currently produces two monthly comedy shows in Southern California as well as teaches a stand-up comedy workshop Students of Stand-up.  Tom was the host of the cable cooking show Food Rules for eight years and recently launched his cooking site, Riehl Food.

He currently can be seen and heard as a regular guest on southern California’s morning show “Breakfast with Gary and Kelly”, a live radio/internet broadcast on 88.5 KSBR and since 2014.

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Ron J. Ruhman is a professional comedian who headlines Clubs, Colleges, and Church events, throughout the United States and Canada.  He has opened for many talented performers including Leon Redbone, and Judy Tenuta, done audience warm-up on several productions including Castle Rock Pictures “Forget Paris” starring Billy Crystal, and appeared on numerous television shows including “Americas Funniest People”.In 2006 Ron traveled to New Orleans where he worked along side the Katrina Relief workers and entertained the Katrina victims.

Ron has been called a “High Energy Seinfeld”.  He brings a very energetic style to the stage as he shares his interesting slant on day-to-day life in an act that is clean, smart, and very entertaining.

Ron likes cats and quiet walks on the beach.

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