Kevin Flynn

Kevin Flynn has thrilled audiences for years with his headlining stand-up comedy performances at clubs and colleges across the country.  Flynn’s career as a comedian took off after winning the Boston Comedy Riot in 1988, where he then began appearing on numerous comedy specials including NBC’s Friday Night Videos and A&E’s Evening at the Improv.  He has since added several film and television credits to his name appearing in The Heartbreak Kid with Ben Stiller; Me, Myself and Irene with Jim Carrey; Osmosis Jones with Bill Murray, and Sex and the City.

After graduating from the University of Massachusetts where he was captain of the soccer team, Kevin went on to play three years of professional soccer in the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL).  Following his soccer career, Kevin transitioned from pro-athlete to professional sportscaster, host and entertainer.  He covered World Cup Soccer for Fox Sports, ESPN and ABC.  Flynn’s Sports Figure show on ESPN received the POLK Award for excellence in children’s programming.  He also created a weekly sports podcast for ESPN Radio, Over the Ball, bringing together the worlds of soccer, comedy and entertainment.

In 1996, Kevin became the host of The Discovery Channel’s Go For It, an extreme outdoor adventure show where he swam with sharks, jumped out of airplanes and scaled dangerous peaks.  The show led Kevin to create his one-man show The Go For It Guy, which won the “Best of Fest” at the Boston Comedy Festival and HBO’s U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen.   Kevin is currently touring nationally with his latest one-man show Fear of Heights—A Very Funny Phobia.

Along with continually performing his stand-up, Kevin is also the Founder and Executive Director of the Nantucket Comedy Festival, an annual summer event that brings top comedic talent to Nantucket Island as the major fundraiser for Stand Up & Learn™, an island-based, year-round comedy education program serving Nantucket’s children.   He is in the process of launching the Stand Up & Learn program nationally.