Keith Robinson (comedian)

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Keith Robinson
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Comedian Keith Robinson
Born (1963-10-23) October 23, 1963 (age 51)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Medium Stand-up
Years active 1985 –present[1]
Genres Cringe humor, black comedy, satire, observational comedy
Subject(s) Dating, men's rights, race relations, political correctness, professional sports
Influences Richard Pryor
Website comediankeithrobinson.com

Keith Robinson (born October 23, 1963 in Philadelphia) is an American stand-up comedian and comic actor.[2]

Early life[edit]

In his teens, Robinson began cultivating his wit with his "back of the bus funny," subsequently working the comedy circuit in his hometown Philadelphia. In 1985 he competed on Ed McMahon's Star Search, and was a finalist but did not win.[1]

Stand-up comedy[edit]

Robinson performs regularly at the Comedy Cellar in Manhattan, frequently as the emcee. He has had his own half-hour stand-up special on Comedy Central. In 2012, Time Out New York named Robinson as one of the "21 New York comedy scene linchpins[3] " He has several stories about his life in Philadelphia and his run-ins with the police.

Television and film appearances[edit]

Robinson was the announcer and sidekick on The Wanda Sykes Show. He gained significant exposure 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 NBC's short-lived The Colin Quinn Show.

Some of Robinson's film credits include Rebound: The Legend of Earl "The Goat" Manigault, Diary of a Tired Black Man and the stand-up comedy film Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain.[4] He has also had appearances on MTV, VH1, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, the series Are We There Yet? and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Robinson has also been credited as a comedic writer, including on the sketch comedy series Chappelle's Show.

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