A funny and moving one-man show about an Irish-American kid’s phobias, family life, and the meaning of success.
Actor-Comedian Kevin Flynn will present his one man show, Fear of Heights – A Very Funny Phobia, Thursday September 15, 7 PM, at the Irish Cultural Center of the Mohawk Valley. Fear of Heights is the story of an Irish-American kid who took a different career path from that of his father and grandfather who were both New York City ironworkers. His grandfather, Paddy Flynn, was memorialized in the iconic Charles C. Ebbets photograph, “Lunch Atop a Skyscraper”; he is the gentleman sitting on the far right of a beam high above the Manhattan skyline. It was naturally expected that Kevin would be among the third generation of Flynn men to be a Brooklyn ironworker; Kevin, however, had a different plan.
Starting out as a professional soccer player, Kevin made the transition to stand up comedian by winning the prestigious Boston Comedy Riot. Since that time, Kevin has gone on to make numerous television and film appearances as a comedian and actor.
Kevin Flynn is a stand-up comedian, actor, television host, and Founder/Executive Director of the Nantucket Comedy Festival, which benefits Stand Up and Learn, a comedy education program that teaches kids confidence, creativity, and communication skills through the medium of stand-up comedy.
“Fear of Heights” is a bow to his grandfather and father who toiled in New York City as ironworkers. He talks about the iconic photo, “Lunch Atop a Skyscraper,” of ironworkers eating lunch on a steel beam high above New York City. It is a one hour and twenty minute one-man show with both pictures and some video. It is a dramedy with both funny and serious moments and it takes you on a journey of his father’s and grandfather’s lives as well as his own. It asks the questions “What is True Success?” “What is important in life?” Comedy or career success or more importantly love, family and giving back.
Tickets are available on EventBrite for $32.30, or at 5 Points Public House for $30.00. Tickets at the door will be $35.00.
Thursday, September 15, 2022
7:00 PM $30.00
Irish Cultural Center
623 Columbia Street
Utica, New York 13502