As we sat and watched the preliminary rounds of Helium Comedy’s “Funniest Person in St. Louis” contest last month, we were amazed by one act that didn’t progress into the semi-final round. Dressed unassumingly in a Cardinals baseball cap and a sensible jacket for a cold summer day, Gene Kitsmiller spent the next five minutes blowing our minds with his observations on modern life. Gene proves that the line between Everyman and Superman, can be a simple pun.
We don’t include video in these profiles very often, but here’s a video of Gene performing recently at STL Sketchpad. Watch it till the end. We demand it. We only wish Sketchpad boss, Jason Flamm, was a little nicer to him! Enjoy.
Editor’s note: We decided not to edit Gene’s reply to our questions. We felt that his typed responses, as is, accurately portrayed Gene’s demeanor, and didn’t want to mess with the universe.
Name / Stage Name
How long have you been performing?
i got laid off in 2009 and started performing hear and there around then
What do you do? (Stand Up / Improv / Sketch / Video / etc)
URL / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram
Who are some of your comedic influences?
paul reiser, jay lenno, and jerry seinfield and other observationel comedins
Tell us about your worst experience performing in front of a crowd.
onetime at funnybone i didNOT do good and they said i couldNT come back ever again becuse i was drink and isaid some things i ragret. allso another time that happened somewhere else
Tell us about your best experience performing in front of a crowd.
the other night at a show i got alot of people to clap with some observation about hilary CLINTON LOL donald trump LOL and other people in news
What do you enjoy most about being part of the St. Louis comedy scene?
they let me keep going on stage and i seem to get keep em rollin! LOL
Pizza vs. Tacos? You can only pick one. The one you don’t pick disappears from reality. Which do you pick, and why?
allot of tacos are give away for free! LOL so ill say that! gooo tacoos! LOL we go to c c’s pizza when i have my doughters thou
If I gave you a time machine that allowed you to visit yourself the day before you decided to start performing, what would you tell yourself?
sorry your dad layed you off now go follow ur dreams
Promote something. Any show coming up? Got a book? Describe your current project. Anything. Self Promotion is great.
i perform sometime
Anything else you want to say?
whats the deal with the INTER NET LOL were are the trapeze people flippin over that net??? LOL i borro wi fi from my next door neighbor