Been a busy spring and summer so far, with shows from Sunnyvale, CA to Andalusia, AL to Winnipeg, Manitoba. My goal is to eventually be on a first-name basis with the airlines so I don’t have to hear any more renditions of Alberstadt (more on that later).
I also made a stop in LA to film a little reality show on NBC. Keep reading for more…
Last Comic Standing
Back in March I was invited to audition for Last Comic Standing — Season 8 on NBC. After showcasing for the producers I was selected as one of the “top 100” comedians to perform in the Invitational Round in LA.
Unfortunately, that’s where it ended for me. I did not advance beyond that stage but I had an unbelievable experience. I had fun not only with the process but also hanging out with old friends from the road who I haven’t seen in years. Some of them are still in the running!
NBC recently aired it’s Top 100 jokes of the season so far, and two of my bits made the list — the Tom’s deodorant joke (#81) and the Alzheimer’s joke (#66).
My full set didn’t make the air, but you can watch it here:
I’ve seen a lot of variations of Alberstadt throughout my career, but this sign outside the comedy club in Calgary is probably the most original.
Come see how they spell it in your city. I’ve got shows coming up in Toledo, Boston, and Nashville (home of the mighty Commodores). View my complete schedule here: http://www.keithcomedy.com/tour-dates/
Patriotic Throwback Photo
In honor of the July 4th holiday weekend we just celebrated, my throwback photo this issue is from my tour to Afghanistan in 2006. To all those who served and to all those who continue to serve — Thank You!
What They’re Saying…
“Keith Alberstadt has traveled the globe with Comics On Duty for more than a decade – entertaining thousands of men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces from the front lines to the base clubs and theaters. On stage and off, Keith is one of my favorite comedians of all time. He is extremely funny, humble, honest and a fantastic human being. There are few comics today that would rank as high on my charts as Keith Alberstadt! “ – Rich Davis — Exec Producer, Comics on Duty World Tour
“Great show tonight at Club Velvet ! I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time ! You are the first comedian my Mom & I have ever seen in person and we loved your show!” – Tracy Perry, Northfield, OH
“Keith Alberstadt is a comedic force to be reckoned with. He’s the most brilliant stand-up comic I’ve ever seen live.” – Josh Belcher — Columbia Daily Herald
“I had not heard of Kif Applesnatch, errr, I mean Keith Alberstadt but I have to say he is one of the funniest comedians Ive ever seen – and I’ve seen alot. Keith had me laughing so hard, I was crying and making my stomach hurt. Good Times! Go see Keith! You owe it to yourself…” – Robert B, Cincinnati, OH
“I cannot say enough good things about Keith Alberstadt! He conducted himself with the utmost professionalism, and his performance was met with great enthusiasm. We very much enjoyed welcoming this southern gentleman back to the south!” – Renee LeMaire — LBW Community College, Andalusia AL
“Keith has been one of our favorite comics for a long time!” – Rooftop Comedy Productions
Thanks for all your support! See you at a show sometime soon! Keith