There comes a time in a person’s life when they finally decide to pursue those dreams they’ve always had as a child. Those dreams that have been put on a shelf by the responsibilities of life and have collected an inch of dust. Dreams that call out to you begging you to capture them. Well, that’s exactly what happened to Kevin Alderman. One day he decided life was too short to not pursue his dreams. So at the ripe ole age of 40, he set out on that journey.
So, there he is. In Charlotte, North Carolina. January 31st 2007 standing on a rickety little stage in a smoked filled bar at his first open mic ever. Knees shaking…heart pounding…wondering what the hell he’s doing up there? His first joke, “I got into a fight the other day. I’m lying on the ground with a broken nose and a cracked rib thinking to myself, why did I marry this woman?!” The 12 person crowd went wild and from that point on he was hooked.
Since then Kevin has performed at comedy clubs up and down the east coast. He also formed his own comedy tour called The Midlifers Stand Up Tour performing in country clubs and theatres throughout the southeast. His first comedy competition was second place in the Steve Harvey comedy competition in Charlotte, North Carolina. Not a bad showing for a middle aged white guy.
Kevin is also actively pursuing his love of acting which has also been a dream of his since childhood. His first major acting gig was an extra on Leatherheads with George Clooney. An experience he enjoyed so much he knew he had to continue moving forward towards his dreams. A couple of more major movies, commercials and a play with which he received great reviews for his portrayal of a greasy redneck NASCAR loving drunk, (which he admits wasn’t really hard to pull off). “I live in Charlotte, didn’t have to look far for inspiration” and his dreams are steadily becoming a reality.