River Butcher is a Los Angeles-based standup comic, actor and writer. His first half hour special “A Different Kind of Dude” debuted on Comedy Central’s Youtube channel and was called “a masterclass in culture war commentary” by Esquire.com. The special also garnered the title of “Some of the Best Jokes of 2022 So Far.” River is currently writing on the FX pilot “Belated,” previously wrote for “A League of Their Own,” and created/starred in/wrote the critically acclaimed and GLAAD award nominated “Take My Wife.” You may have also seen them as nonbinary standup comic Lindsay Brady on “Good Trouble” and Adam Conover’s sibling on “Adam Ruins Everything” or queer dinnerguest Denim in the hit “Friendsgiving.” They’ve done stand up all over the country, the globe, and the screen, including Ellen, Conan, Comedy Central, and HBO.
River Butcher is a non binary trans guy. This is a cool and fun and exciting thing about him. It’s also of note because you might see them referred to in show credits, old links, album art or other various media as “Rhea” Butcher. This is their old name, not yet his deadname. Sometimes life moves quickly, and sometimes it moves slowly. River is his current and up to date name to use in correspondence and reference, despite some social media and emails, or media using the old name. Thanks for your patience and understanding while we all grow together.