Gifted with quick wit, a thousand voices, a knack for mischief and five brothers as insurance, Kivi's stage was set. After earning a degree in computer electronics, Kivi landed a secure position with reputable computer company. Little did his fellow computer wizards know that the entertainment had arrived.
Friends, relatives and victims finally coaxed Kivi to try his comedy on stage. He did. He won his very first comedy competition, turned off his disc drive, said good-bye to 9 to 5 and hit the comedy circuit.
This past year, Kivi was nominated as 1998 comedian of the year at the National Association of Campus Activities (NACA). Kivi also showcased at the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival and has been on a roll ever since. He landed a development at Castle Rock Entertainment to star in his own sitcom. He then appeared on NBC's number one late night program The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Kivi also has two upcoming feature films due out in 2000, The Amati Girls with Academy Award winning actresses Mercedes Ruehl and Cloris Leachman and Paul Sorvino and WHAT I DID FOR LOVE. He also appeared in the Mira Sorvino, Lisa Kudrow feature film Romey and Michelle's High School Reunion. He’s since guest starred on ABC's Dharma and Greg, Home Improvement, Soul Man and CBS's Everybody Loves Raymond and Diagnosis: Murder. He's also appeared on HBO in the special Not Necessarily the Elections> with Dennis Miller and Def Comedy Jam.