Since 2012 Comedy Central viewers have listened to the sweet sounds of Kyle Kinane every time there’s an announcement to be announced but after seven years its time to once again pass the torch. The new voice of Comedy Central is a familiar face to anyone who follows our stories about up and coming comedians to watch- David Gborie.
“Congrats to @coolguyjokes87 on becoming the new voice of Comedy Central. Time for me to turn in my gun and badge and retire to Boca Raton,” tweeted Kinane earlier this week. He also posts as @thegissilent on Twitter.
In recent years David Gborie, who posts on Instagram as @coolguyjokes87, has earned a reputation for being a fresh and unique voice in the national comedy scene. With his unveiling as Comedy Central’s next spokesperson the Colorado raised comedian’s voice will now be heard daily by millions of comedy enthusiasts throughout the country on a daily basis.
Gborie made our list of comedians likely to break out in 2019 (picked by Dan Soder). We first saw him as part of Carolines Comedy Club’s New York’s Funniest showcase about three years ago. He’s since moved to LA. Gborie was a Comedy Central Comic to Watch in 2015, and then a JFL New Faces performer in 2016. Earlier this year he taped a half hour special with CC that will air sometime in the second half of 2019.
He’s also headlining Trinidad, Colorado’s Southwest Chief Bicycle & Comedy Festival Saturday night. Gborie will be joined for the three day festival by 80+ other comics including Friday night headliner Billy Wayne Davis and festival host Sam Tallent. Additional performers include Ron Lynch of “Bob’s Burgers”, Chris Charpentier of “Those Who Can’t” and late night talk show regular Brad Wenzel.