Temple Horses Studios

New York City

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Temple Horses Studios is a home for content that does not fit with our YouTube Sketch Comedy brand. It will still include content written by us (Ryan & Nick), but we have a lot of interests: sci-fi, noir, drama, horror, and more. Temple Horses Studios is a home for all that other stuff.


Formed in January 2011
Over 75,000 total video views
“The Game of Pro-Life” featured on front page of FunnyorDie.com – April 2012
Filmed sketch pilot, “Watch This Drunk” (watch Sizzle Reel) – July 2012
Added Post-Production team – December 2012
Reviewed by Huffington Post Comedy for “Around the Horn: Gun Control” – February 2013
Accepted into Friar’s Club Comedy Film Festival – March 2013
Won Audience Award at Friar’s Club Comedy Film Festival for “Best Comedy Short” – April 2013
Accepted into Lighthouse International Film Festival – June 2013
Accepted into Corona Fastnet International Film Festival – June 2013
Accepted into Calgary International Film Festival – August 2013


RYAN E HOFFMAN is a New York City native filmmaker and actor. He has appeared on HBO, NBC, ESPN, and in various independent films as a recurring guest star and character actor, as well as a recurring guest on “Countdown with Keith Olbermann." His first film, Venice Love Story, was a lauded selection at LA Comedy Shorts and was distributed in Urban Outfitters around the country as part of their Potty Mouth Film Festival in a Box. He is the co-founder of Temple Horses and a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.

NICK RUGGIA is a comedian, filmmaker, actor and improviser based in Hoboken, New Jersey. He started doing standup at 18, the same year he began studying journalism at The University of Maryland. After graduation, Nick interned at The Onion and enrolled in classes at The Upright Citizens’ Brigade Theater and began shooting short films and sketches with many of New York’s up-and-coming comedians. He has appeared on TruTV, Bravo, The Food Network, The Bio Channel, WebTV’s Shovio network and radio stations across the country. He has also written satire for Canada’s The Smew and contributed jokes to MTV2's Hip-Hop Squares. He is a co-founder of Temple Horses.

STEVE W THOMPSON has edited and produced television for PBS, Al Jazeera, and MSNBC. While studying film and media at Hunter College he fully realized his passion for telling a story through a visual medium. He has edited long format, news, and promotional content for both air and web. In his free time Steve edits short films, promotional videos, and collaborates with the comedy sketch team "Temple Horses." He has also written and recorded music in several indie rock bands. He is a self proclaimed cinephile; and an avid cat lover.

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