Kevin Flynn has thrilled audiences for years with his stand-up comedy performances, having headlined at clubs and colleges across the country. Critics have raved about him: "Hilarious and heartwarming, stand-up comedian Kevin Flynn's performance has the crowd shaking with laughter at every turn." He has become one of today's top-notch comedic performers, with a dazzling array of "brilliant caricatures", "remarkable skills", and "adept improvisation".
A native of Connecticut and the only son in a close-knit Irish-Catholic family, Flynn originally got his start as an athlete. After lettering in 4 sports in high school, he went to the University of Massachusetts on a soccer scholarship. As two-time team captain, Flynn won a variety of honors, including a silver medal in the "National Sports Festival" and "New England College Player of the Year." He went on to play 3-years of professional soccer career in the MISL, winning Rookie of the Year in his first year.
As an accomplished host and entertainer, Flynn has covered World Cups for Fox Sports, ESPN and ABC. Flynn is well-know by soccer fans as "The Half-Time Guy" for his internationally broadcast half-time show during the 1994 World Cup. He is also the part-time host of Adidas English Premier League Soccer on Canada's Sportsnet.
Following his professional soccer career, Flynn made the switch to comedy. After winning the Boston Comedy Riot in 1988, Flynn began appearing on numerous comedy specials, including NBC's "Friday Night Videos", A&E's "Evening at the Improv", Canada's "Open Mike", and several MTV comedy shows. He has several theater, film and television credits to his name, including featured guest roles on NBC's "Law & Order" and HBO's "Sex and the City". He recently appeared in the Farrelly Brothers movie "Me, Myself & Irene" with Jim Carrey and in "Osmosis Jones" with Bill Murray.
Flynn currently stars on HGTV's "Ultimate Collectors". In 1996, Flynn was selected to host the adventure series "Go For It!" on the Discovery Channel. The show aired throughout the United States and in over 24 countries around the globe. It can currently be seen on "The Travel Network." On the show, Flynn travels the world in search of extreme adventures . . . bungee jumping, shark diving, racecar driving, parachuting, rock climbing, etc. The show serves as the backdrop for his one-man show "The Go for It Guy: Shotgun Wedding", which he performed to Standing Room Only crowds at the 2002 HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, receiving rave reviews.