Geoff Keith joins hosts Barbara Holiday and Joshua Snyder to discuss how he started out as a young comic, and all the ups and downs that lead to his successful career as a national headliner. Featuring performances by Katie Strandberg, Raajeev Aggerwhil, and Maagic Collins.
Geoff Keith began performing stand up comedy at the end of 2003. Since then he has been making a name for himself and audiences and industry have both been taking notice. After Keith’s first time on stage he walked off and heard an audience member saying, “remember that kid’s name.”
He spent his first two years traveling all over Southern California every night driving over 100 miles per night just to get stage time. He performed at AA meetings, restaurants, swap meets, nudist colonies, bars, clubs, etc. Whether there were two people or 200 people he would make the drive.
Soon he began traveling to other states such as Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, and Nevada for gigs. The drives did not get any shorter going from state to state each day.
In January 2006 he got an opportunity to work a week at the Sacramento Punchline Comedy Club with Pablo Francisco. Francisco immediately brought Keith on the road with him for the remainder of the year giving Keith tons of experience working in front of packed crowds at the top clubs in the country. Francisco also included Keith in his one hour Comedy Central special “Pablo Francisco’s: Ouch!” which aired in 2006. Since then Keith has appeared on Playboy TV’s “Night Calls,” Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham,” CBS’s “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” ABC’s “Comic’s Unleashed with Byron Allen,” HBO’s “Down and Dirty with Jim Norton,” BET’s “One Mic Stand,” E! Channel’s “Chelsea Lately,” and some others. He also was asked to perform at the Vancouver Comedy Festival in 2006 and the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, Quebec in 2007.
On the acting front Keith was featured in “Coach Carter” and “Even Money” and has appeared in two national commercials. Along with those accomplishments, he had a development deal with Turner Broadcasting to create funny webisodes for their internet site SuperDeluxe.com. Keith also filmed a secret project for Ashton Kutcher which included funny short videos where he was the star. Kutcher directed four of the videos and Keith improvised the rest himself with Kutcher’s approval.
Keith most recently finished shooting two seasons as one of the stars of MTV’s “Disaster Date” with memorable characters such as “Mayhem the Wrestler,” the “Homeless Guy,” “Mr. Romance,” and many more.
Currently, Keith is touring the country performing at colleges and comedy clubs alike.