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

His work has been published in The New Yorker, McSweeney's Quarterly Concern and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Funny Or Die, CollegeHumor, and elsewhere. He is 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 and is represented by Danielle Svetcov at Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency.