Rick Gene is a stand-up comic in San Diego. He has performed numerous overseas tours for the troops and was a host of The World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas. He was also the Head Writer and host of a sketch comedy radio show called "Keeping It Weird", which ran for several years on different FM radio stations around San Diego.
He started at The World Famous Comedy Store and was made a Regular by owner Mitzi Shore the first time she saw him.
Rick has performed stand-up at the San Diego, Palm Springs, and Orange County Comedy Festivals and was selected as one of the Top 101 comics at the Main Event of The World Series of Comedy in St. Louis.
During the 2020 pandemic, Rick wrote and animated the film, "There Goes The Neighborhood", which won an award at the IndieFEST Film Festival and is the first part of a three-part series. He is currently animating the third part of the trilogy and all three will then be released as a full-length feature.
Rick is the creator and writer of "KIWTV", which is an animated sketch comedy series on Amazon Prime (and a ROKU channel). In addition, he was a writer and cast member for the long-running "West Coast Funnies", which is the west coast's answer to "Saturday Night Live".
Rick Gene's act has been described as "clean and edgy" and "original and hilarious" by comedy bookers and audiences.