Star of Dead Ringers, Kevin Connelly is an extremely talented young impressionist, comedian and after dinner speaker. Kevin Connelly is in great demand both for sportsmen’s dinners and corporate events. His impressions are not limited to sporting personalities and his extensive repertoire includes politicians and television characters. Richard Littlejohn wrote in his Sun column that Kevin did a “wickedly accurate impression of Tony Blair”.
Kevin Connelly: Comedian
Born in Middlesbrough, Kevin found fame while still at school, mimicking his fellow students and of course, his teachers. As his `turns’ became more popular, he gained confidence and included a few leading personalities into his repertoire.
Restaurant Manager Impressions
Whilst working as a restaurant manager in his brother in law’s hotel near Thirsk; he would entertain his customers at the end of the evening to a small cameo piece. Quite unrehearsed but which certainly delighted the clientele. It was through this venue that someone asked him to speak at the Yorkshire CCC dinner. Engagements rolled on from there; eventually he decided to give up his position in restaurant management to become a professional impressionist.
TV & Radio Voice
He has recorded many voice overs for both television and radio. In 1997 he recorded the voice over for the highly acclaimed Channel Four drama/comedy; on the running of a pro football club: `Eleven Men Against Eleven’. The film starred James Bolam and Timothy West.
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Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
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