"His approach had universal appeal.
We laughed at Kelly and we laughed at ourselves. He refreshed and
energized our group for the afternoon business session."
David L. Kriegel, Chairman
and CEO Drug Emporium, Inc.
"Kelly's turn as Master of Ceremonies
for our national awards banquet was perfect in tone and delivery.
This was not my first experience with bringing a talented entertainer
before our company and franchise owners, but it was, by far, the
Bruce Hinton Jr, Dir
Public Relations, Long John Silver's Restaurants
"I have heard all positive and
enthusiastic comments from our employees, saying this was the best
holiday event ever! We appreciated your clean presentation and the
110 percent effort you gave to our group."
Jodi Durrant, Director,
Special Events, Nu Skin International
"Our goal was to provide a light,
humorous evening's entertainment for our guests and Kelly McDonald
did a tremendous job. He was funny (not all comedians are) and he
was clean (most comedians are not). He was also wonderful to work
Edwin J. Simcox, President,
Indiana Electric Association
Comedian Kelly McDonald
Kelly McDonald is a performer who
personifies classy humor. In a business filled with shock comics
who rely on material of questionable taste, Kelly is a refreshing
exception. He proves it's possible to create humor without taking
cheap shots for easy laughs.
A self-confessed "nice boy from a good home", McDonald hails from
Geneseo, a small town (or as Kelly's Dad describes it, a "sleepy
little burg") in the farmlands of Western New York State. In 1970,
he left home to study at New York State University, Cortland. Following
graduation, he moved to Las Vegas. Here, in America's entertainment
and convention capital, he began his career as a comedian.
As his reputation grew, television beckoned and Kelly headed for
Los Angeles. A guest shot on "The Merv Griffin Show" led to a booking
with Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show". Soon thereafter, he began
making regular appearances with Johnny's successor, Jay Leno.
Kelly's in-concert credits include performances with musical acts
Jerry Lee Lewis and Steve Winwood. He's also appeared with a host
of comedy's greatest, from Steve Allen to Jerry Seinfeld. In addition
to appearing in casinos, corporate venues and aboard cruise ships,
Kelly currently stars in "Four Stand Up Dads" a family-friendly
stage production now playing in finer theatres across the U.S.
Due to the extraordinarily non-offensive nature of his show, Kelly
is a top choice among convention planners. Companies who have employed
his talents include Ford, GTE, Dial, FedEx and Bank Of America.
"A perfect hit with his material
and we've received compliments from all the executives who attended."
Michael E. Gornet, Vice
President Human Resources, Bank of America
"Our audience was thrilled with
his ability to incorporate names and situations into his act. A
joy to meet and work with ... we look forward to using his talents
again in the near future."
Steve C. Cadwell, General
Manager, Operations West GTE Corp.