Kevin Burke is the Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year. His hilarious one-man

show ran for an incredible seven years at The D Hotel/Casino, playing seven days per week to sold-out crowds. Not content to star in just ONE Las Vegas show, Kevin also starred in the hit Broadway solo show Defending the Caveman at Harrah's Hotel/Casino. The two shows combined put Kevin onstage for an astonishing sixteen shows per week, earning him the nickname "The Iron Man of Las Vegas Entertainment." Guinness World Records agreed when they gave Kevin the World Record for "Most Theatrical Performances in 50 Days."

ACADEMY AWARDS..In 2011 and 2012, Kevin was asked to serve as the Celebrity Host for OSCAR Night: Las Vegas, the star-studded, official OSCAR party of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. His favorite moment came when he taught Academy Award Winner Shirley Jones how to fist-bump. "She had never done it before. She thought I was going to hit her. I can't believe Mrs. Partridge thought I was going to slug her."

NASCAR...In 2009, Kevin became the unofficial comedian of NASCAR when he took the podium as Roastmaster for the NASCAR driver's roast of Chase Cup winner Jimmie Johnson. "Bust-a-gut humor," wrote Terry Blount of ESPN, "If only the awards could be this good!" Since then, Kevin has served as the host of "NASCAR Family Feud," and, "Are You Smarter Than a NASCAR Driver?" (Regarding the latter, Kevin will never admit to showing fellow Indiana native, and NASCAR legend, Tony Stewart the questions in advance, thus guaranteeing Tony's win.)

POVERTY...But it wasn't always showgirls and $1.99 shrimp cocktails. Kevin paid his dues the old-school way; by criss-crossing North America, playing everywhere from Calgary, Alberta, to Key West, Florida. No theater was too big, and no saloon one-nighter was too small as Kevin learned the nuts and bolts of making people laugh. Performing arts centers, comedy clubs, and bar gigs provided the kind of comedic graduate school one can only get through experience...and a lots of miles. Kevin even honed his craft working as a Busker, the traditional name for a street-performer. "Street performing is amazing, and difficult" says Kevin. "The audience pays you AFTER the show, depending on what they think it's worth." The payoff for all the hard work, and launch of Kevin's career, came when ABC-TV named Kevin the $10,000 Grand Prize Winner on America's Funniest People.

ANCIENT HISTORY...Before THAT, Kevin worked as an improvisational actor in Chicago, and was a founding cast member of the legendary Improv Olympics. He also spent a year as a circus clown with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. (No, he can't make a balloon animal.)

Kevin Burke's media appearances include...Oprah, CBS Morning News, Friday Night on NBC, The Bob and Tom Radio Show, Mancow, Dr. Laura Berman on the XM Radio Netowork, The Danny Bonaduce Radio Show, Talk of the Nation on NPR, and many more.
 
   
 
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