She tells the BBC that when it comes to “being glamorous … there’s no right kind of woman or feminist”.
“The most rebellious thing you can be is whoever you want – I have a polarising image when I talk about feminism and being a strong, independent woman and then I like actually glittery, shiny things, ” she tells the BBC.
“And sometimes people who wouldn’t ordinarily seek out comedy will tweet me and be like ‘Where’s your skirt from? ‘ and I don’t mind that either.”
Her outfit for the reveal, an embellished Gucci blouse and glittery midi skirt, is hung up beside her and Ryan says that’s her version of a formal outfit.
“When I assure humen doing a big Netflix special or a big BBC special, you’re invited into someone’s living room and they’re wearing black tie and look amazing and our version of that is whatever it is to us, ” she says.
“So I only dress up for the people, it would be rude not to – I’m a bit of a drag queen but I like it, I think it’s fun and it’s a sign of esteem from me for my audience.”
Ryan is currently the only UK-based female comedian to have a Netflix special( her first present on the streaming service came out last year) and she also hosted the first all female 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown on Channel 4 earlier this year to celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage.
On the subject of more females being given a platform in slapstick, she says: “It’s long overdue to me but I’m happy it’s happening.
“It’s exciting to be part of a small revolution – I’m insure more women on comedy TV demonstrates, more diversity in people’s backgrounds and that’s across the board, it’s not just a gender thing.
“I do want to hear lots of stories from mixed heritages – it’s important to be aware of it because it leaps out to me now.
“When I watch a panel of all white people or all men and one female it seems weird to me now so that first step is the unconscious bias of merely ‘it lookings normal’ and then one day it does not, so that balance is being re-addressed.”