Composer

The Daily Show

The original fake news comedy program airing Monday-Thursday, is the second longest running show on Comedy Central and was recently listed as one of the 100 best TV shows of all time by TIME magazine. Winner of 18 Primetime Emmy Awards, The Daily Show airs in over 80 countries around the world and has launched the careers of several comedians including Steven Colbert, Steve Carell, Ed Helms, Lewis Black, Rob Corddry, Olivia Munn, Rob Riggle, Mo Rocca, John Hodgeman, Larry Wilmore, Aasiv Manvi, Jason Jones, John Oliver, and many more.

Ryan has been the composer for The Daily Show since 2010 and composed the currently used celebrity walk-on music, used in the third act during every broadcast. He has also composed the theme songs for the special Indecision series and several other short skits that have aired during the show.

Bill Clinton Walk On

Hugh Jackman Walk On

Democratic National Convention Open

Jon Stewart Political Walk On 1

Jon Stewart Celebrity Walk On 1

Trevor Noah Celebrity Walk On 1

Austin Democalypse 2014

Republican National Convention Open

Ryan Lester is an internationally performed composer of music for film, television, games, and the concert stage.