Rick Gene has performed stand-up comedy since May, 2000. He doesn't use props, puppets, or gimmicks to get a laugh; he specializes in well-crafted stories about events that happened in his life and everyday mundane topics that people don't usually think about. His comedy is never shocking, vulgar or offensive... it's just funny.
He started at The World Famous Comedy Store and was made a Regular by owner Mitzi Shore the first time she saw him.
He has completed numerous overseas tours and has performed on five continents and over 40 states. 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.
He is currently one of the Hosts of The World Series of Comedy and travels around the country performing at clubs with them.
Rick is the creator and writer of "KIWTV", which is an animated sketch comedy series on Amazon Prime, and was the head writer and host of a sketch comedy radio show called, "Keeping It Weird", which ran on a CBS affiliated FM radio station for three years from 2013-2015. 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.