is a stand-up comic & writer based out of New York City. Gene grew up in Brooklyn as a freckle-faced Russian kid on a steady diet of pizza and social havoc. He started doing stand-up while in Austin, TX for college, never to use his degree. Gene has since featured in clubs across the country including The Improv Comedy Club in Houston, TX and did some shows for the troops on military bases within the U.S. He was a semi-finalist in NBC Stand-up for Diversity competition and a finalist in the Funniest Person in South Texas Contest 2013 and 2014. Gene likes making films, his cat, sleeping and writing about himself in the 3rd person.