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Helping to "find the funny" this season on Last Comic Standing as a talent scout in Miami is Keith Powell of 30 Rock.
Keith Powell plays a straight-laced and scholarly writer on NBC's Emmy Award-winning "30 Rock," a workplace comedy where the workplace exists behind-the-scenes of a live variety show. Affectionately nicknamed "Toofer" because he is both a Harvard graduate and a minority (two-for-one), his character brings a sophisticated, yet sarcastic style to the writers' table.
Powell, along with the "30 Rock" cast, was nominated for a 2008 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
Other notable television work includes a starring role in the ABC pilot "Judy's Got A Gun" as a straight-laced detective, a guest lead role on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" as an obsessive frat boy, and an appearance on "Law & Order" as a suave record executive. He has appeared onstage at the nation's top regional theaters in everything from Shakespeare to contemporary works, in roles that range from rappers to kings to the cognitively disabled.
A varied and accomplished artist, he became the country's youngest Artistic Director of a professional theater when he founded Contemporary Stage Co. in Wilmington, Delaware at 22 years old. At CSC, he has produced, directed, and/or performed in plays starring Lynn Redgrave, Keith David, Jasmine Guy, Richard Easton, and Sean Patrick Thomas.
Upcoming projects include creating and directing a new musical by Grammy and Tony Award winner Duncan Sheik, with a book by Obie winner Kyle Jarrow. He is also writing and developing several movie projects.
Keith lives in Brooklyn and is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.
Catch up with the gang from The Girlie Show on 30 Rock here.