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 he worked as costume designer for comedian Judy Tenuta and then became her back-up dancer performing with her in Las Vegas, on The Howard SternShow and venues nationwide.
Rich has been featured on SeeSo’s Rooftop Comedy, performed in The Boston Comedy Festival, Asheville Comedy Festival, Maine Comedy Festival, San Diego Comedy Festival, and was first runner up in the Finger Lakes Comedy Festival. Rich has opened for Gilbert Gottfried and Louie Anderson in Las Vegas. Broadway Comedy Club awarded him with multiple comic residencies. 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’sThe Vic Dibitetto Show with Marion Grodin. His Podcast WTY We There Yet? is available on iTunes, SoundCloud and Stitcher. Kiamco can be seen on Netflix in BuzzFeed’s Follow This [Part1 Ep4] and as the cover story of the NY Times STYLE section of with The Mankind Project, an international nonprofit organization promoting healthy masculinity and supporting men’s emotional growth, accountability, and service. He is also an Op-Ed contributor to USA Today on Kevin Hart.
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.