Must be seated by 7:30 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m
The Comedy Zone, Augusta's only comedy club, is the largest comedy club network in America. A new act every week! This is adult comedy at times. Must be 18 to enter.
A self-described Army vet, actor, musician, substitute teacher and bad credit risk. This is where most of his material comes from. He observes everyday life, as he sees it, and takes it to the stage. Don't be surprised if something in your life appears in his act. His stage presence enables him to entertain all age groups. His show ranges from stand-up to musical songs and parodies.
He has appeared on BET's Comicview television show for five consecutive years. He was selected as a semi-finalist for the "2002 Laugh Riot" comedy competition for the Comedy Central Network. He was also selected to appear in the Uptown Comedy Festival at the Apollo Theater in New York City. He has performed at some of the premier comedy clubs in the country including "The Stardome Comedy Club" and Zanies Comedy Clubs. He has performed at colleges, casinos and military bases across the country.
Born in Springfield, IL, Kevin Kinner grew up in a small rural town called Farmingdale, IL. His wit, sense of timing, and personality have drawn him to the stage to make people laugh. The fact that he's not really good at anything else has also helped him out with that decision...
Kevin began his stand-up comedy quest in the year 2005. A couple of his friends were going to the local comedy club, and he decided, "WHY not? I think I'm funnier than my idiot friends." What he didn't know was that the open mic was actually in the midst of a stand-up comedy competition... so his first time onstage, he was "competing" when he should have just been "popping his cherry" in the terrible fashion that all comics do. Having two jokes prepared, and not knowing exactly how long 5 minutes actually was, he took the stage, delivered his first joke.. and some people actually laughed! "Hells yeah!" he thought. Second joke time... people chuckle AGAIN! "Awesome!" Then he looks at the owner in the back of the room, who holds up some fingers and lets him know he still has 4 minutes left...
After garnering more stage time, confidence, and halfway decent jokes, Kevin and a few of his friends decided to form a group of comedians known as the College Comedy Revolution. They would travel the Midwest, catering to college crowds, deliver a quality show, and get a lot of stage experience in the meantime. Consisting of Johnny Shaw, Scott Singleton, and Kenny Metroff, CCR (as they were never known as) had quite a successful run during its brief incarnation.
Kevin moved to Chicago to focus more on his stand-up comedy, and has performed numerous shows at comedy clubs, theaters, casinos, bars, convention halls, & awards banquets... for drunks, skanks, straights, nuns, kids, old folks, country bumpkins, yuppies, and everybody in-between, delivering the laughs on a regular basis.
One year after the very first time Kevin ever walked onstage, he entered that exact same comedy competition in Peoria, IL where he began. Out of the 40 comedians who entered that summer, Kevin ended up winning the whole thing, which is a perfect depiction of his determination, work ethic, and overall love for comedy. In answer to the classic vaudevillian question of "Will it play in Peoria?"... for Kevin Kinner, it's a resounding "Yes"