"The Power of Good Manners"
Edutainment by Kenny Ahern
The POWER of Good Manners! is an elementary school presentation that heralds the importance of good manners in school and life. Kenny Ahern demonstrates that character virtues are not just words—they are a call to action! The presentation was developed with educational professionals and can apply existing school character education messages: PBIS, SWPBS, CDP, etc.
Students will learn: Respect for All; Asking for Help is Good; Saying Please & Thank You is Important. The suggested grade level splits are K-2 and 3-5.
“I’m all about creating an honest presentation with a fun, relevant message.”
– Kenny Ahern
Available cooperatively with a daytime school presentation is the family fun night show “Pajamarama.” Families are encouraged to wear pajamas and bring blankets to the show!
Also available, "To Laugh is to Live!" family variety show
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. Years ago
and thousands of performances later, Kenny went on to perform for
Ringling Brothers, as well as special performances for 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
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.
“ Your emphasis on pleases, thank yous, and the ability to ask for help was a natural progression for development of the “B.O.A.T. Rules” The teachers from Pre-K through 5th grade have each expressed admiration for the quality of your skills, ability to interact with the students, and the near magical manner that you communicate with a participant . You are, indeed, a teacher at heart!"
–Brandon Elementary School
“The kids were very engaged in the program, and understood the importance of good manners by the end of the show. The kids absolutely loved the way you got them involved with the show. Three weeks after the show, I am still hearing students talk about “The Power of Good Manners.”
–Principal, Humke Elementary School
“Kenny Ahern is a wonderful performer and really engaged our students Kindergarten through grade 6 in his performance. His program may well be the best I’ve personally seen. It would be nice if all lyceums were as educational, fun and entertaining as this was.”
–Principal, Colfax Elementary School
“Kenny absolutely tops my list of favorites. He’s professional and easy to work with, and most importantly, the kids think he’s a blast. He just knows exactly what to do to make them laugh. I always look forward to his visits!”
–Children’s Director, LE Phillips Memorial Public Library
“Your performance captivated the audience, students and teachers alike, Your positive message made a deep impression on the students. Thank you for your generosity, It was greatly appreciated by all of us.”
–Principal, Moundview Elementary School
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!”
This artist does not have a special rider attached to his contract, although sound, props, and set are all provided for his show. Specific details can be discussed when contracting artist.
Pricing for each act varies depending on a number of factors including: location of the event; popularity of the date; routing for each act; type of event; single or multiple day performances; length of show, etc. To get a specific and accurate quote for your event please contact our office by clicking here or calling (888) 654-6901. We respond very quickly to answer all our clients’ questions.