LAKE PLACID - Drop the skis, leave the kids with the sitter and join the Lake Placid Center for the Arts for an evening of adult comedy. LPCA presents an outrageous night of comedy Sunday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. featuring NBC's Last Comic Standing finalist Louis Ramey and friends.
Ramey is a professional standup comedian who was one of the five finalists in the 2008 NBC's "Last Comic Standing," season six. A sharp-witted humorist who lives and breathes comedy, this world traveler thrives on touring and live performance.
Ramey started doing stand up right after high school in Atlanta, GA, and then started working the road after about three years of playing clubs in the Atlanta area. He quickly got a spot on "Show Time at the Apollo" which prompted a move to New York for a short time. Realizing he was not ready for a true New York winter, Ramey started working resorts in the Cayman Islands, St. Thomas, St. Marten, and a stint in London.
It was at this point clubs started closing all over the country, and he started doing cruise ships and casinos for almost five years, always thinking of one day moving back to New York. In 1998 he finally took on the challenge of trying to make it as a New York comic.
In 1999 he won The Aspen Comedy Arts award for "Best New Artist." By 2002, he had done Premium Blend and a Comedy Central presents Louis Ramey special, The View, and an appearance on the Tonight Show. Ramey soon gained fame working for Nick at Nite as host of the "Road Crew" and stopped performing on the road for four years.
When the show ended in 2006 he started targeting the college market, that year doing over one hundred college performances and won the 2007 APCA award for Best Standup performer. In 2008 Ramey was a contestant on Last Comic Standing 6 and made it to the final five. Ramey has performed on dozens of shows in the US and Canada and played at comedy festivals around the world.