Irving Ruan is a writer, actor, comedian, playwright, and engineer.

His work has been published in The New Yorker, McSweeney's, Funny Or Die, The Bold Italic, and elsewhere. He is also an editor for Slackjaw and a member of the San Francisco Writers' Grotto.

He graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a degree in Computer Science and has studied improv, sketch writing, and satire at The Second City in Chicago.

Irving lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.