Ken Boyd is a young up and coming stand-up comedian based out of Houston TX. In January of 1985 Ken’s parents, Sharon Gradney and Kenneth Boyd, had unprotected sex to celebrate the New Year. Nine months later (September 15) was born. Ken was born and raised on the north side of Houston, TX in a small neighborhood called “Trinity Gardens.” At an early age he was fascinated with sports, specifically basketball. However, after realizing that he possessed absolutely no athletic ability whatsoever, he discovered he had a knack for entertaining. It wouldn't take him long to find himself on a stage performing in
front of a live audience. He was a regular in stage plays all through grade school and church. Ironically he frequented the role of the comedy relief and had no complaints about it. He naturally gained the title of class clown all through his school years. It was at this early time in Ken’s life that he fell in love with performing live and hearing a barrage of laughter coming from a large crowd.
After establishing himself as “the funny guy” amongst his friends and family, Ken began to question his comedic ability. He knew he held this particular title with the people that already knew and loved him but could he with complete strangers? It was then that he decided to put his abilities to the ultimate challenge. In 2007 Ken signed up for his first open mic comedy night at “Times Square” night club located on the south side of Houston, TX. Armed with a five minute set, Ken was prepared for the unknown, or so he thought. After suffering through the longest, most sobering, five minutes of his life the humbled 21 year old decided to hang up his microphone. Convinced that stand-up wasn’t for him, Ken would not touch the stage for 2 years. However, it was the same love that he developed when he was younger that would bring him back.
In 2009, Ken came roaring back onto the Houston comedy scene! Performing on any stage he could find. 2 years older and wiser he had a new approach and a new voice. Comedy clubs, night clubs, bars and lounges became his homes away from home. The name “Ken Boyd” quickly spread around town. Since then Ken was continued to hone his craft and has managed to cultivate himself into one of the most prominent young comedians in the city of Houston, TX. Ken Boyd is now a regular at the Houston Improv and has been a finalist in the local stapled contest “Houston’s Funniest Person.” He has made several appearances in the “Houston’s All Stars of Comedy” shows and has shared the stage with the likes of Lil Duval, Gary Owen and Tony Rock to name a few.
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