Comedian Rich Kiamco is a force of nature that rips across the stage leaving laughter, tears and applause in his wake. His comedy career began with a sewing machine at the Fashion Institute Of Technology where he performed his first stand-up routine at the dorm talent show. Later that year he met comedian Judy Tenuta and began as her costume designer and eventually was performing with her as her back-up dancer in Las Vegas, on The Howard Stern Show and venues nationwide.
Rich has performed in The Boston Comedy Festival, Maine Comedy Festival, San Diego Comedy Festival, is a late night regular at The Comic Strip Live, and has opened for Louie Anderson in Las Vegas. Broadway Comedy Club awarded him with a comic residency which has been extended for an additional month. Kiamco received the Overall Excellence Award at the NY Fringe Festival + Best Solo Performance at the Montreal GLBT International Theatre Festival and has performed on campuses and venues across the USA, Canada, China and the Philippines. Rich was featured on BRAVO’s Queer Eye For The Straight Guy, co-hosted the WE channel’s 3 Men And A Chick Flick, has had multiple appearances on OutQ Sirius XM Satellite Radio, was interviewed on FOX’s Good Day NY and has appeared on The Wendy Williams Show and AOL Channel's 2Point Lead with Yannis Pappas. Rich can be seen with youtube sensation Vic Dibitetto on BonkoTV’s The Vic Dibitetto Show with Marion Grodin. His Podcast WTY We There Yet? is available on iTunes, SoundCloud and Stitcher
Rich received standing ovations at FACT: Filipino Americans Coming Together, the largest mid-west conference of Filipino American students and at True Colors, the world's largest LGBTIQA youth conference. Rich spoke at MTV Networks for LGBT month, was honored to co-host a private event for [then] Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, was a deputy field organizer for the Obama campaign and has appeared on campuses in the US, Canada, China and the Philippines. His writing can be found in Take Out: Queer Writing From Asian Pacific America, Temple University Press and Queer Stories For Boys, Thunder's Mouth Press.
Selected Campus Appearances
University Of Illinois @ Urbana - Champaign, Harvard University, University Of Michigan, University Of The Philippines - Davao, Central Academy Of Fine Arts - Beijing, China, Syracuse University, Washington State University–Pullman, SUNY Fredonia, Princeton University, SUNY @ Buffalo, University Of Minnesota –Twin Cities, University Of Florida-Gainesville, University Of Missouri - Columbia, Florida State University, Oregon State University, NJ Institute Of Technology, Skidmore, Macalester College, Cornell University, Steven's Institute, Boston College, Ball State University, Ithaca College, New York University, Rutgers University, College Of William & Mary, Austin Peay State University, New Jersey City University, Xavier University – Cagayan De Oro, Philippines, Northwestern University, Central Connecticut State University, Columbia University.