Elise Kerns has been doing stand-up comedy for 2 years but has been around it for 30 years thanks to her comedian father, rick kerns.
Growing up with a comedian instilled a strong desire in her to make people happy by making them laugh, the way her dad always did. Or to scare them and yell at them, the way her dad always did. It's been a life long dream of hers to get to do just that..as a profession. Her father is quoted in the Denver Post saying he'd rather she be a stripper than a stand-up comic. Fingers crossed she continues to disappoint him.
As a comedian, she's been hailed as "hilarious" by Wende Curtis, owner of Comedy Works, and "really? I guess she's ok" by someone less impressive. One of her heroes, Dan Savage, said "she absolutely killed it" when she performed at his Live, sold-out Savage Lovecast recording at the Oriental Theater.
In addition to Dan Savage, she’s opened for the likes of Josh Blue, Mitch Fatel and Todd Glass. She’s performed at the world famous Comedy Works a handful of times, for sold-out crowds at the historic Rialto Theater in Loveland, CO and the Oriental Theater in Denver, CO and Fiddler's Green Amphitheater.
You can catch her hosting a bi-monthly showcase at Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox in Denver and at local comedy shows all over the Denver Metro area.