Kristin Key is an Americancomedian who has appeared at The Improv and on Last Comic Standing. The daughter of a Christian minister, she favors a self-deprecating, physical, and improvisational style of comedy and incorporates the guitar to create original musical comedy.
Key began stand-up comedy at the age of 19 as the house MC for the Amarillo Comedy Club. Frustrated at the limitations for success in a small town and desperate to find another way, she set out to try open mic night at the local comedy club. She was told she was too young to get into the club. The owners eventually softened, let her on stage, and instantly realized her potential. She was offered a standing M.C. position which she took advantage of week after week. In January 2006, the Amarillo Comedy Club shut down after the death of co-owner, comedian, and Key’s mentor, Kelly Moran. Following the club’s closing, she moved to San Marcos, Texas to pursue comedy in the Austin scene.