Rich Kiamco is a force of nature that rips across the stage leaving laughter, tears and applause in his wake. Rich’s 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 later he met Judy Tenuta and became her costume designer and eventually began performing with her as her back-up dancer in Las Vegas, on The Howard Stern Show and venues nationwide. He received the Overall Excellence Award in Solo Performance 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 NYand recently appeared on The Wendy Williams Show.His one-man show UNACCESSORIZED, an autobiographic romp about a queer Filipino overachiever, received the Overall Excellence Award in Solo Performance at the New York International Fringe Festival and Best Solo Performance at the Montreal GLBT International Theatre Festival. He 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 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.
Rich was featured on The Howard Stern Show, Good Day NY, The Wendy Williams Show, BRAVO, WE-tv, SIRIUS XM, Queer Eye For The Straight Guy, co-hosted the WE channel's 3 Men And A Chick Flick and is a frequent guest on OutQ SiriusXM Radio. Rich has also performed with Peeling, an Asian-American performance collective based in New York City, and has appeared in Las Vegas, on The Howard Stern Show and venues nationwide as the side-kick to comedian Judy Tenuta. 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, 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, Macalester College, Cornell University, Ball State University, Ithaca College, New York University, Rutgers University, College Of William & Mary, Austin Peay State University, Xavier University – Cagayan De Oro, Philippines.