Keith Robinson (comedian)
Comedian Keith Robinson
October 23, 1955 |
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
|Years active||1985 –present|
|Genres||Cringe humor, black comedy, satire, observational comedy|
|Subject(s)||Dating, men's rights, race relations, political correctness, professional sports|
Keith Robinson (born October 23, 1955 Philadelphia) is an American stand-up comedian  who performs regularly at the Comedy Cellar in Manhattan, frequently as the emcee. Robinson was the announcer and sidekick on The Wanda Sykes Show and was most recently seen in the Kevin Hart movie, "Laugh At My Pain." He is best known as a regular on Comedy Central's Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. He has appeared on The Chelsea Lately Show on E!, the Opie and Anthony show and in NBC's The Colin Quinn Show. He has had his own half-hour stand-up special on Comedy Central. Time Out New York named Keith as one of the "21 New York comedy scene linchpins " He has several stories about his life in Philadelphia and his run-ins with the police.
In his teens, Keith began cultivating his wit with his "back of the bus funny," subsequently working the comedy circuit in his hometown Philadelphia and securing a spot as one of the finalists on Ed McMahon’s Star Search. He did not take home the $100,000 prize, but his career as a comic and actor mushroomed. He now merits a coveted comedic and acting career on the stage, screen, and television.
Some of Robinson's past film credits include Rebound: The Legend of Earl "The Goat" Manigault, and Diary of a Tired Black Man. His commanding stage presence has gained him appearances on MTV, VH1, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, TBS’s family comedy series Are We There Yet and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Robinson has also been credited as a comedic writer - among which includes Chappelle's Show.
- qQY1qdiKYxU "Star Search Finals".
- Rea, Steven. "Attacking Prejudice With Humor Keith Robinson, A Black Comedian Who Works Mostly White Rooms, Has Learned To Get His Message Across With Laughs". The Daily News Philadelphia. Retrieved August 16, 1990.
- Gibbs/Love, Ian/Matthew. "21 New York Comedy Scene Linchpins". Time Out New York. Retrieved September 21, 2012.
- Comedy Cellar
- Keith Robinson at the Internet Movie Database