Kevin Flynn has entertained audiences for years with his stand-up comedy performances, headlining at clubs and colleges around the world. His breakthrough came when he won the Boston Comedy Riot in 1988. He has since appeared in comedy specials on NBC, MTV and A&E; and his film and television credits include The Heartbreak Kid with Ben Stiller, Me, Myself and Irene with Jim Carrey, Osmosis Jones with Bill Murray and HBO’s Sex and the City. His one-man show, Around the Kitchen Table, won Best of the Fest at the Boston Comedy Festival and at HBO’s prestigious U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen.
Kevin is founder and executive director of the annual Nantucket Comedy Festival, which brings national headliner comics to Nantucket Island. Beloved by comedians and attendees alike since its 2008 inception, the event unites an intimate group of people who live to laugh. Join the party!
Kevin graduated from the University of Massachusetts, where he was captain of the soccer team and was named New England College Player of the Year in 1983. He went on to play three years of professional soccer in the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) – the sport’s top level in the U.S. before the launch of Major League Soccer.
He has covered the World Cup for Fox Sports, ESPN and ABC. During the 1994 World Cup, Kevin was known as the “Half-time Guy” when he hosted a feature for the U.S. Soccer Federation that was shown in all the U.S. venues. In 2014, SiriusXM recruited Kevin to host Over The Ball, a weekly radio show offering soccer insight dipped in a delicious layer of humor. Over the Ball quickly developed a devout following, and WorldSoccerTalk.com's users voted it Best Radio Show of the 2014 MLS Season. Following this success, ESPN picked up the show in 2015. Over the Ball can now be enjoyed as a weekly podcast right here at OvertheBall.com. Currently, Kevin is producing One World, One Ball, for IMAX, a film that explains soccer’s influence around the world.