Rahn Hortman

Comedian
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Rahn Hortman never thought that one day seasoned veterans of comedy would give him personal praise for his own stage show being "refreshing" and "a departure from the norm". But fittingly, nothing about Rahn's journey to the world of stand-up comedy has been normal. Born September 27th in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rahn credits his 5th Grade Teacher as the first to nurture his natural urge to entertain. Impressed by Rahn's good grades, but frustrated by his penchant to distract classmates with his jokes, the comedian-in-training was granted the last fifteen minutes of class to do "his show" as long as he composed himself during the first forty-five! "From there I was hooked", he says wistfully.
Rahn credits the earliest influences to his humor to Bill Cosby and Martin Lawrence. Bill Cosby's ability to tackle diverse subject matter without uttering a single curse word, and Martin Lawrence's natural gift of representing the "ordinary guy" combined to form the foundation for Rahn's vision. What resulted is a unique blend of profanity-free banter, with pointed observations about everyday people that leave no one safe.
Since relocating from Milwaukee to Tampa, Florida, Rahn Hortman has become a crowd-favorite at comedy hotspots such as The Improv and Sidesplitters. He is the champion of the W-MOR TV Channel 32 Comedy Challenge, and finished first out of seven finalist in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Jokers Wild Contest. His reputation for clean material has allowed him to perform for church functions, private engagements, and even corporate events.
Rahn spends his time away from the stage with his wife, Tynise. They have four children: Rahn Jr., Ryan, Raylon, and Rionna, whom all pray that the next child will be sponsored by the letter "S"!
With jokes aside, two of Rahn's children suffer from the devastating condition of sickle-cell anemia. Rahn would like to use his gift of comedy as an outlet to educate the masses about the disease, and has a goal to become its National Spokesperson.

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Accolades

Clubs

Improv - Tampa FL

Side Splitters - Tampa FL

McCurdys Comedy Theatre - Sarasota FL

Competitions

Finalist Florida’s Funniest Comedian 2011

Winner of Cowhead Radio Show Competition 2010

Semi -Finalist in Nephew Tommy(Steve Harvey) 50 Comics Deep 2010

Rooftop Comedy People’s Choice of Southern Region 2009

Improv Sidesplitters Comedy Zone

Punchline Crackers Comedy

Bonkerz Hard Rock Casino

Events

Laughfest 2016

Asheville Comedy Festival 2013

NACA Mid America Showcase 2013

SouthBeach Comedy Festival 2013

Laughfest 2013

NACA West alternate

Bay Area Black Comedy Festival

World Series of Comedy Festival

Performed At

University of Tampa

University of Florida

University of Central Florida Holy Cross

LSU

TV

Nickelodeon NickMom Night Out (2013)

Mav TV 2011

MoreTV32 Jokers Wild 2009 (Winner)

Sign and Drive for 45 Infomercial