Kenny Ahern's shows are filled with AMAZING comedy antics, HILARIOUS physical comedy and FUN audience play! Kenny has toured the planet, building a stellar reputation as a world-class family entertainer. He creates a comic world filled with spectacular artistry and heartwarming charm.
No matter the age. No matter the stage. Kenny's family stage show To Laugh is to Live! is a delightful escapade for all ages! This performance has been presented to wonderful reviews on variety stages and in theaters around the world! It features a flexible set and lighting design, suitable for any stage.
The Family Variety Theatre self-contained stage is one of the premier stage units touring the United States at fairs & festivals today. The stage provides a turn-key addition for any outdoor or indoor event! Learn more about Kenny's stage unit at
Kenny also presents a motivational program for youth, THE POWER OF GOOD MANNERS! Learn more at
Kenny's performing experience has traveled the world, with a few specific performances of note:
Variete Theatre Festival - Singapore; The World Expo - Japan; The Brooks & Dunn "Neon Circus & Wild West Tour"; The Disneyland Grand Ballroom Theatre; The Moscow Circus School - Russia; The White House; and numerous state fairs throughout the country including Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Ohio, Utah, Missouri, and South Carolina.
>> Career Highlights
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 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
>> Basic Set-Up Needs
>> Sample Introduction
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!"
>> Pricing Information
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 completing the form below or calling (888) 654-6901. We respond very quickly to answer all our clients' questions.