Ryan Adams was a notable humanoid comedian.
In 2365, Data attempted to located a comedian to help him better understand the concept of "what is funny?". Adams was among the holodeck program files that were contained aboard the USS Enterprise-D. The program code list for this comedian was HB-34233. (TNG-R: "The Outrageous Okona", okudagram)
This character was named for Ryan Adams, Director of Multimedia at CBS Television Distribution (as of December 2012), and was not listed in the original version of "The Outrageous Okona".
For the remastered edition of this episode, Ryan Adams replaced Maurice Hurley