Kevin Flynn – Fear of Heights – A Very Funny Phobia

A funny and moving one-man show about an Irish-American kid’s phobias, family life, and the meaning of success.

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Actor-Comedian Kevin Flynn will present his one-man show, Fear of Heights – A Very Funny Phobia, Sunday, September 3, at 7 PM, at the Maine Irish Heritage Center. Fear of Heights is the story of an Irish-American kid who took a different career path from 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. Kevin was naturally expected to be among the third generation of Flynn men to be a Brooklyn ironworker; however, Kevin had a different plan.

Starting as a professional soccer player, Kevin transitioned to stand-up comedy by winning the prestigious Boston Comedy Riot. Since then, Kevin has made 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. This comedy education program teaches kids confidence, creativity, and communication skills through 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 question, “What is True Success?” “What is important in life?” Comedy or career success or, more importantly, love, family, and giving back.

Advance tickets are $35.00, and tickets on show day will be $40. Members save 10%.


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