Also Appearing: Roger Keiss
Kristin Key grew up a minister’s daughter in a small town in West Texas. Much like
Footloose, she was raised in a no-drinking, no-dancing, no instrumental music environment, so she
immediately took up drinking, dancing and playing an instrument. She seemed like any other wellbehaved
girl… until she opened her quick witted mouth displaying her undeniable sense of humor,
so just to be difficult, she added standup comedy to her vices.
At 19, while in college to become a paramedic, she decided to try stand-up at the local
comedy club. As soon as she took the stage, it was obvious she had found what she had been
looking for. Small shows in the Texas panhandle turned into 35 states worth of comedy over the
next 5 years as she climbed the comedy ladder one rung at a time. Audiences couldn't help but love
the rapid-fire style of comedy coming from the "Preacher's Kid", and though female comics
struggled to find work she was booked not for being a woman, but for simply being funny.
When Last Comic Standing held their auditions in Austin, Texas, like every other Texas
comic, she stood in line hoping for a chance to be seen. After 7 hours of waiting, she got her chance
and her ticket to Hollywood to compete with the best in the comedy world. Years as a road comic
paid off; she advanced to t view more..