“I couldn’t play center in football, I’m ticklish.” ~Keith Stubbs
I first met Keith Stubbs when we worked in the corporate office of a major retailer in 1985. He worked in the offices across the hall from my office. I heard him talking about buying a new Pontiac Sunbird. I played a successful prank convincing him that the card had been recalled due to a bad engine. We were instant friends.
I was also performing at the Laugh Factory at the time and he would meet me there, watch the comics and then we would grab a bite to eat at Carneys, a great restaurant inside a train car on Sunset Blvd in Hollywood. Great chili burgers, dogs and fries.
Following a successful stint as a stock broker, he started in the business too, and really did well. He began producing shows around the Inland Empire in Southern California. It was mostly he and I performing. Within a short time, he took off on his own and never stopped. Soon he was one of the hardest working comics in the country.
Today, he is not only an accomplished comedian, producer, actor and entrepreneur who has performed on national TV, film and television shows, he is also the face of stand up comedy in the state of Utah. He and his wife, Noelle, own the successful comedy clubs, ‘Wiseguys’.
He’s also a great husband, father and friend. He has been there through thick and thin. He’s been there for so many who got their start at Wiseguys and have gone on to do national TV shows, Showtime and Netflix specials and more.
Keith Stubbs, you have been my friend for 33 years, have always had my back and I could not have asked for a better friend. I love you, buddy.