Ryan Ridley is an American writer and actor. He is a native of Detroit, Michigan who moved to Chicago and spent four years performing standup comedy and making short films. He eventually went to Los Angeles and become a part of Dan Harmon's short film festival "Channel 101 " starring in a number of the submissions. This began a long collaboration between the two as he went on to join the cast of Harmon's 2007 VH-1 program "Acceptable TV ". He joined the writing staff of "Community" in Season Five and stayed on for Season Six. Along with his writing credits he has also performed onscreen portraying a character named after himself. Ridley is currently a producer on another Harmon show called "Rick and Morty ", an animated program airing on the Cartoon Network . Along with being a part of the writing staff he also provides voice over work for various characters on that show.