Burpie Presents: Comedians You Should Know

LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 2016: Standup comedian Kevin Tate performs in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Aaron Rapoport/Corbis/Getty Images)

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, 12th street was the neighborhood, KT wasn’t the average class clown turned stage comic. Apparently things happened quite differently for this guy. The story goes like this, he’s walking through the mall and was approached by a guy asking if he ever thought about modeling when he responds that he hadn’t, the guy hands him a card and told him to go to the model audition. KT said he thought about it for a while and he decided to go and was picked. As per the job, it was a stage production where the models had no lines  just their presence was needed to fulfill the job. Kevin being as inquisitive as he is, decided to hang out next to the stage daily and watch rehearsal and by doing that he caught the eye of the director and was asked to take an actual role. Lights, camera, action and he fell in love with stage, packed everything he had and traveled to Los Angeles with a mere $1,900. I’m sure that trip was eventful because in the midst of it all he lost that money and ended up in LA with only $80 and lots of fearlessness.

Eighty dollars in a new city… Kevin had to think quick and that he did, he got a job at the House of Blues as he pursued his new life in the city of angels. Angels definitely watched over him as his money stretched and an infamous “sneak” into the 50th Grammy Awards show… If you’re ever in his presence, ask him about that, trust me its hilarious. A swift glide of hand and an older lady  caught slipping while a hot $20 was given to an usher and he was in