Allow me introduce you to Mr. William Kilmer, an up and coming comedian from Auburn, Nebraska. I was able to catch up with William last Saturday. I learned a crazy amount about this guy, the quickest lesson being how passionate about comedy he is. He started in sketch comedy, but was finally persuaded by his friends to venture into stand up comedy. At only 20 years of age he was let into the local bar to try his luck at stand up and as he puts it “I was addicted from there on.”
William has several idols including Robin Williams, Bill Cosby, Bob Newhart, and George Carlin. William discussed how he started preforming at a young age “My father being a minister, I went to church youth gatherings/camps where they had talent shows. I would take jokes from those comedians and do them. Like Abbott and Castello, my brother and I would do together.”
William is wrapped up in numerous shows right now around town now and is looking to break out. “I have some shows getting set up right now in Arizona and Iowa, with more states to come too. It’s a work in progress breaking into the Comedy scene, but it’s my dream to do it for a living, to make people laugh and smile” he says.
It is exciting to talk to someone with the amount of passion and raw love for comedy that William does. After talking to William I found my self to be more inspired and chance my dreams. I asked what Williams’s future holds; he said, “My future holds me doing what I love to do. Making people laugh. Be it open mics, showcases, or shows. I want to tour around the United States and my ultimate dream would be to do comedy in front of thousands of people.” He’s a great guy with a boundless future ahead of him. All in all, William puts it well “I know it’s cliché… but I want readers to know… no matter what their dreams in life are, to never give up on what you want in life and to always chase your dreams!”