Celebrating Kige Ramsey’s Greatest Hits On The 5-Year Anniversary Of ‘The Kige Ramsey Show’

By 01.27.12

Way back in 2006, when YouTube was still in its infancy stages, a man in Russellville, Kentucky named Kige Ramsey signed up for an account. A few months later, in January of 2007, he launched “The Kige Ramsey Show,” a random, seemingly theme-less assortment of unintentionally hilarious videos in which Kige, a pot-bellied country boy with a Southern drawl that makes him sound like a character in O Brother Where Art Thou, discusses whatever the heck is on his mind. (Prior to today the most recent video Kige had posted was a 16-second review of a Chili’s restaurant as part of his occasional “Dinning with Kige” segments.)

At some point later in 2007, the sports blogosphere, for lack of a better term, discovered Kige and made him one of the first bonafide YouTube celebrities. Lots of people, myself included, initially didn’t believe he was real — I was convinced that Kige was some sort of a performance artist playing the part of a rural hick with a YouTube show. But then Deadspin dispatched Clay Travis to find him and it was confirmed: Kige Ramsey was the real deal.

With all of that said, Kige posted a video earlier announcing that today is the 5 year anniversary of “The Kige Ramsey Show” — for which he remains the “Host/Executive producer/production manager/writter” — so I thought I’d put together a collection of a few of my favorite videos that Kige has posted over the past few years (His was the first YouTube channel I ever subscribed to). I have to say, I’m kind of shocked that his fame never really extended out from the sports blog world — I thought by now that Letterman or Howard Stern or someone like that would have hired Kige to send him to do awards show interviews on red carpets and such. Watch a few of the clips after the jump and I think you’ll understand why I feel that way.

In the meantime, keep on keepin’ on, Kige. Shine on you crazy diamond.

Kige on how to properly throw a football

Kige on relationships

Kige on how to properly kick a football

Kige on Nicole Ritchie

Kige on where to go for spring break

Kige on the best way to shop at Walmart

Kige on how to swing a golf club

Kige on what not to do on a date

Kige on how to swing a baseball bat

Kige on the best potato chips

Kige on how to cook frozen fish sticks

Kige on how to save money on gas

Kige demonstrates how to do the John Wall dance

Kige on the best way to treat acne

Kige on brunching at Waffle House

Kige on how to deal with loss

Kige on how to get better sleep

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