KEVIN AVERY is a stand up comedian and the head writer on the FX original series, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, airing Thursdays at 11pm. Originally from San Francisco, CA, his high-energy brand of stand up has been called “as rare and magical as a sparkle-unicorn doing West Side Story choreography under a liquid light show,” by the SF Weekly.
Kevin has been praised by the Oakland Tribune for his “sharp-witted” style and “impressive physical comedy.” Of his animated style of stand up comedy and storytelling, the San Francisco Chronicle raves, “Avery is Amazing!” Kevin is one half of the popular comic radio and podcast duo “Siskel and Negro” (available on iTunes). His first comedy CD, Hardcore, recorded live at the Punchline in San Francisco, is now available on iTunes and at RoofTopComedy.com
Kevin is the writer, star and executive producer of the award-winning short film Thugs, The Musical, which recently screened at the Bonnaroo Festival. The Dallas Weekly called it an “uproariously funny mockumentary,” and the Texas Black Film Festival director said it was, “hands down, THE funniest and wittiest film at the TBFF 2012 Fest! Welcome to a new generation of black social parody.” Thugs, The Musical is the winner of the Audience Award for Best Film at 2012 LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival and the 2012 MIX International Film Festival, as well as the sinner of Best Short and Best in Show at the 2012 Tupelo Film Festival.
Kevin also wrote, produced and stars in the popular web videos “Black Guys on a Beautiful Day” and “Not in a Gay Way.” He is the creator of the web series, Kevin Avery’s Obsessed, the pilot of which was featured on MSN’s The Bubble. (Episode 1) (Episode 2)