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 recently wrote 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 tv show “Take My Wife.” You may have also seen him as non-binary standup comic Lindsay Brady on “Good Trouble” and Adam Conover’s sibling on “Adam Ruins Everything” or queer dinner guest Denim in the hit movie “Friendsgiving.” He has done standup all over the country, the globe, and the screen, including Ellen, Conan, Comedy Central, and HBO. River was named one of Vanity Fair’s “Ten Comics to Watch” at comedy’s prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal in 2017, just 6 years after doing his first stand up open mic. He just recorded his first hour special in Portland, set to be released on YouTube this year.
River Butcher is a trans guy. You may see him referenced by his old first name on the internet or on tv or in movies. Please use his current name River Butcher moving forward, thank you!