Kenny Ahern’s shows are filled with AMAZING comedy antics, HILARIOUS physical comedy and FUN audience play! Touring the planet for over 25 years, performing to thousands upon thousands of audiences, Kenny has steadily built his reputation as a world-class family entertainer. He creates a high-energy, interactive comic world that very few can resist. It’s simple. You provide a stage and Kenny provides the props, sound, lighting AND a whole lot of side-splitting, knock-your-socks-off laughter! He will toss in heartwarming wit and spectacular artistry to boot!

Fairs & Festivals
Kenny has performed thousands of free stage shows across the USA. He can play on your free stage or provide his own stage, The Family Variety Playhouse, one of the premier self-contained stages touring the United States today. Other free stage acts can work easily on this attractive, professionally-designed stage – a spectacular addition to any event grounds!

“Kenny is a professional; reliable, adaptable, and darn right funny!”

–The Utah State Fair

Corporate Events
Create a perfect end to a day full of meetings or a corporate dining event. Kenny’s clean, interactive adult comedy show can play from the conference room to the ballroom! Kenny also performs as a Comedy Waiter. His bumbling antics are harmlessly fun and highly entertaining to the dining audience. He also presents a holiday-themed show great for corporate and family audiences.

“Thank you for your wonderful performance! Everyone I spoke to gave your show a glowing review … well done!”

–State Bank of Faribault

Theater/Concert Series
A family theater performance that is enjoyed by all ages, To Laugh is to Live! is a hilarious 90-minute heartwarming escapade that has been presented throughout the U.S and abroad to wonderful reviews! Created for the stage or a black box theatre, the show features professional and flexible lighting and set design.

“Kenny presents a polished full theatrical presentation packed full of delightful physical comedy and exceptional artistry.”

–The Grand Opera House

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Kenny Ahern was born in Boston, MA and grew up in a suburb of Washington, DC. His entertainment journey began in 1983 when a college professor suggested he audition for Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus and write a research paper about his experience. That was 26 years ago and thousands of performances ago. In addition to performing for Ringling Brothers, Kenny considers some of his career highlights to be performances at the White House, The Brooks and Dunn Neon Circus and Wild West Show tour, The World Expo in Aichi, Japan, and The China International Children Arts Festival in Taiwan. Kenny has performed in 12 foreign countries and every state except Hawaii and Alaska.

Kenny has a BFA (Bachelor in Fun Arts) from Ringling Brothers and Barnum Clown College, and his professional study includes: Pavel Groditsky, The Soviet National School for the Circus and Variety Arts (movement workshop; Christopher Bayes, The Juilliard School ( Physical Comedy Master Class); Bill Irwin, New York/The Actors Center(Physical Comedy Master Class); and Movement Theatre International, Philadelphia.

Kenny has been featured on television in three CBS specials with Ringling Brothers Circus, as a guest on CMT’S Most Wanted Live, MTV, The Family Channel’s Funniest Videos, Good Morning America, The Today Show, on the radio as a guest on What D’Ya Know with Michael Feldman, and numerous regional promotional interviews across the U.S. He is the co-host of the video Circus Works! Circus Arts curriculum for Educators, and is in the film Da Vinci’s Dream.


“…You can count on Kenny to give you an outstanding show for your next event. He is a professional who cares about his show, and is continually striving to make it even better. The crowds loved him in Minnesota!”

–Minnesota State Fair

“…I just wanted to let you know how much we appreciated having you perform at the Ohio State Fair. You have a unique and very polished act. Judging by the crowd sizes and audience reaction, I was not the only one impressed by your performances.”

–Ohio State Fair

“…My only regret the first time I saw Kenny was that my family wasn’t there to enjoy him, too. So, I signed him on the spot, and he has been the cornerstone act of our free stage ever since.”

–Rice County Fair

“…Every parent and child in the audience (and there were at least 600 of them!) left the Library plaza pavilion beaming. Your improvisational skills are phenomenal and the performance was truly hilarious.”

–Duluth Public Library


The following is a sample introduction you might use when introducing Kenny Ahern to your audience:

“Kenny Ahern has successfully toured the planet for over 25 years, steadily building his reputation as a world-class family entertainer. Creating a high-energy, interactive comic world that very few can resist … please welcome the amazing artistry and hilarious comedy antics of funny man Kenny Ahern!”


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