At17 with Leslie Goshko and Gary Burton. Ep.4 - Kevin Allison

Apr 01, 04:01 AM

Kevin Allison joins Leslie and Gary for a whirlwind ride from teens to triumph as a devastatingly funny and honest performer. Hear tales of hypnotizing friends, the pains (and later pleasures) of acclimatizing to life as a young gay man in NYC and, what can only be described as, "the one with the cucumber." Buckle up, strap in..!

Kevin Allison  is a comedian, writer and actor. He is perhaps best known as a writing and performing member of The State on MTV. Popular sketches on the show starring Allison include "Taco Man," "Mr. Magina", "Dreamboy", and "The Jew, the Italian, and the Redhead Gay". Allison came out as gay to the national media at the age of 24 when The State began airing in 1994.

Allison created and hosts the uncensored weekly audio podcast RISK!, a storytelling show "where people tell true stories they never thought they'd dare to share." RISK! is also a monthly live show in New York City and Los Angeles. Allison tours to other cities with the show on a consistent basis as well.

The live show debuted in August 2009 at Arlene's Grocery in New York and moved to Joe's Pub in October with guests like Margaret Cho, Rachel Dratch, Michael Ian Black, Andy Borowitz, and Janeane Garofalo dropping their usual material for a night to tell unusually honest and often embarrassing stories.