Traveling From: Victoria
Fees:$2,501 - $5,000
Kenny Shaw is a multi-talented entertainer from Canada’s West Coast, with a reputation for drawing an audience into his wacky world of high-powered comedy and music, comical skits, and hilarious one-liners that leave them rolling in the aisles!
Experience: Kenny’s superb showmanship has won him the BC Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award no less than four times, in 1985, 1986, 1987 and 1988. He was also selected to open the CCMA Awards Show in Vancouver in 1987, Ottawa in 1989, Edmonton in 1990, and Hamilton in 1991. In April, 2001, a tour of UN bases in Eritrea, Africa added yet another highlight. He is in constant demand to deliver the opening entertainment at country music galas across North America.
Along with the many professional awards that he has earned over the years, Kenny also has a loyal following of fans from across the country and consistently generates standing ovations from his audiences. He has opened for artists Brooks & Dunn, the Doobie Brothers, Travis Tritt, and Billy Idol and has gained the love of fans across the continent from stages at The Mirage in Las Vegas to the community halls in Inuvik. More recently, he has been on seven Canadian Forces Overseas Show Tours including three in Afghanistan. In April, 2011, he was inducted into the BCCMA Hall of Fame. With a reputation for hysterically funny presentations and just a touch of the wild side, Kenny Shaw is a guaranteed success at any event!
Comedy Style: Kenny’s show is laced with crafty impressions and musical tributes. He integrates the hits of contemporary entertainers from the past three decades with humorous sketches of DR. RUTH, STOMPIN’ TOM, BOB DYLAN, BOB MARLEY, ED SULLIVAN, ROD SERLING, THE BEATLES and many many more! KENNY also brings together some unusual pairs on stage such as REVEREND JIM (Christopher Lloyd) and JACK NICHOLSON, JOHNNY CASH singing a duet with DWIGHT YOAKUM and ELMER FUDD & MR. MAGOO. Those who have seen KENNY perform, know he is famous for his WAYLON & WILLIE tribute. This is one performer who is truly versatile and being a top rank musician, he is able to sing and play all styles of music including R&B, Country, Rock & Roll just to name a few!
Why hire Kenny Shaw? If you are looking for an act to feature at your event, then this multi-talented musical comedian from Canada’s west coast will leave your audience rolling in the aisles!! Kenny Shaw is an event to remember! Hysterically funny presentations and just a touch of the wild side, Kenny Shaw is guaranteed to make your event a huge success! Kenny tailors his performance based on your wishes and your audience demographics, combining your choice of music, (R&B, Country, Rock & Roll or?) with his natural wit and keep your audience entranced. Performing at corporate events, conventions, or major music fests, Kenny Shaw will draw your audience into his wacky world of high-powered comedy and music, comical skits and hilarious one-liners. His performances are liberally laced with crafty impressions, hysterical comedy and incredible musical tributes to classic artists. A master of the live stage, Kenny is constantly updating his material and integrates his audiences industry and interests into his live performances in a fashion that has endeared him to his clients again and again.
Works Well in this Type of Event: Special Events, Corporate Events, Private Events, Charity Events, Casino Events, Community Events, Conventions, Trade Shows, Comedy Clubs, Comedy Shows, and Award Shows.
Contact: You can request information on our entertainment options through our on-line request form. Or, you can call us Toll Free at 1.800.693.6665
“Endearing, Topical, and very funny. That is Kenny Shaw in a nutshell! We first hired Kenny to MC Countryfest in Dauphin over two decades ago and he has worked the crowds every year since then. He ranges from the cool to the manic in a twinkling of an eye (usually his) and always with a warm chuckle.
Kenny is the consummate professional; always on time and on cue. Ours is a big four day festival and Kenny is out there every day, all day, and he introduces artists, contest winners, talks up sponsors, shoots their t-shirts into the crowd with his homemade air bazooka, plays guitar and sings goofy songs, and keeps up a steady patter, poking fun at politicians, music history, pop icons, all while imitating a wide range of celebs and doing the weather report. Oh, and I should mention he also does his own kids show on Saturday morning. As you can imagine, we have formed a very warm relationship with Kenny over the years and we count on him to be an on stage link to the crowd, and the patrons expect him back every year. I highly recommend you make Kenny part of your event!”
Eric Irwin, President Dauphin’s Countryfest, Mayor, City of Dauphin
“Thank you so much for being such a joy to watch and listen to. Everyone said it was the best entertainment we’ve ever had! We are so lucky to have such support and community spirit…you are the ‘Cream of the Crop’ and the ‘Top of the Heap'”
Ladies Bonspiel Comox Valley
“Thank you so much for joining us at our first-ever Music for Life diabetes fundraiser …the evening raised just under $9,000.00…You were a huge hit with our guests. It was absolutely perfect to have you open the show and get everyone in a fantastic mood. It was our wish that everyone leave talking about what a good time they’d had and you helped us accomplish that.”
Event Manager Music for Life
“Thank you for the excellent job done at our Annual Business Excellence Awards night … Kenny is indeed talented and versatile. We really appreciated his willingness to work with the committee and his flexibility with our schedule. … We will certainly consider having Kenny return to entertain the community”
Williams Lake Chamber of Commerce
“On behalf of the Campbell River Shrine Club, I would like to thank you and the entertainers for the excellent Kid’s Variety Show in Campbell River on May 18th. I talked to many people of all ages after the show and they had nothing but good things to say about the performance of all three entertainers. Kenny Shaw had the kids involved right from the start. Michael Harrison was incredibly entertaining with his ventriloquism and involving the audience, both on stage and in the audience. Shawn Watson and his beautiful assistant kept the audience on the edges of their seats with his magic and illusionism. Each of them involved the children around the front of the stage to the entertainment of everybody.”
Campbell River Shrine Club
“Your gifts of music and comedy left an indelible impression on the hundreds of guests who attended our recent Western Night… You tailored your routine to the Western theme and streamlined your presentation to the audience. Your focused performance was nothing short of stupendous, down to the finale.. a logger’s story with your own music and lyrics. Our hats go off to the man with many hats”
Interior Lumber Manufactures Assoc.
“On behalf of the SUMA Board of Directors and all the 1000 SUMA delegates in attendance at the Annual President’s Dinner in Regina, I would like to thank you for your exceptional performance at our Convention. Your zany antics, impersonations and unique perspective on life in general were the icing on the cake for our event”.
Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Assoc.
“Kenny Shaw was everything we were expecting, and much more. He is a very multi-talented and creative entertainer, Kenny’s show is totally hysterical and kept our guests laughing through the entire show and long after it was over. We would not hesitate to recommend Kenny for anyone planning an evening of fun. He definitely knows how to entertain.”
Ardew Wood Products Ltd.
“Thanks for the perfect blend of music and comedy at our Annual Convention in Victoria. Your show was just what we were looking for to lighten the mood between our Annual General Meeting and the Northwest Consortium Meeting. You made our guests feel good while they enjoyed a good laugh together – you made it fun and entertaining.”
BC Sheet Metal Association
“What a pleasure it was to have Kenny Shaw as the guest speaker at our annual Mess Dinner. He was indeed the consummate professional. His witty repartee coupled with an unequalled zest for life kept our Squadron members in stitches for hours.. They are still chuckling over his antics! Please convey our sincere appreciation to a gentleman we consider to be one of BC’s and indeed, one of Canada’s finest performers…”
A.M. Paul, Commanding Officers, 442 Transport & Rescue Squadron
Canadian Forces Base, Comox, BC
Alberta Truckers Assn.
Canadian Homebuilders Assn.
Construction Assn. Of Victoria
Nestle Food Services
Royal Bank of Canada
Toronto Dominion Bank