[dropcap]Spencer[/dropcap] Hicks, an Oklahoma City comedian as well known for his red hair as he is his zingers, recently recorded a comedy album that will be available for download in early October.
Hicks began performing comedy in 2004. He is a regular on the Oklahoma City comedy circuit and has opened for comedians like Dave Chappelle and Paul F. Tompkins.
Hicks is a co-founder of comedy booking and promotions company OKC Comedy, a contributing writer for The Lost Ogle and a host for local events like IgniteOKC.
“It’s important for me to record this album because I’m not getting any younger,” Hicks says.
This past August marked 11 years in the comedy industry for Hicks.
“In that time, I have met some of my best friends, performed with some of my comedic heroes, and I feel like it’s time to have something to show for it,” he adds.
The show that Hicks recorded was the first endeavor for the newly formed Red Phone Comedy production company, co-founded by Oklahomans Ryan Drake and Kristy Boone. Both Drake and Boone are well known in Oklahoma City’s comedy and improv circles.
“The goal is to bring the improvised and stand-up comedy forces in Oklahoma City together,” Boone said in a press release. “We are trying to create a broader awareness of the comedy scene here, as well as create a culture in which audiences can enjoy a variety of performances, and the comedians can have multiple platforms to showcase themselves.”
Hicks is part of Oklahoma Magazine’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2012