The chance he’s been ‘weight’-ing for

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Ryan O’Connor eats his feelings. And judging by his size, he has a lot of feelings, as he is the first to admit.

The 29-year-old performer has used his lifelong addiction to food to launch a showbiz career that started with “The Ryan O’Connor Show,” a YouTube series that became a cult phenomenon. It led to his becoming a finalist on the Oprah Winfrey Network’s “Your OWN Show: Oprah’s Search for the Next TV Star.” Although he was ultimately eliminated from the competition, it resulted in an appearance on Oprah’s chat show, which he says was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.

Ryan O'Connor feeds fans a steady diet of food jokes in his off-Broadway cabaret.

Ryan O’Connor feeds fans a steady diet of food jokes in his off-Broadway cabaret.