Comedian, Humorist, and Author
“Kelton’s pattern is smooth and assured…He had the audience in outright stitches.”
– The Montreal Gazette
“It was a hit! Both the jokes and the evening. Kelton received enthusiastic applause.”
– The Los Angeles Times
“Bobby Kelton’s brand of fast paced humor takes the trivial events of everyday life, exaggerates them and turns them into witty insights – leaving the audience in outright stitches.”
– The Entertainer
Comedian Bobby Kelton has accomplished what many can only dream of: he has appeared on “The Tonight Show” 21 times, in addition to over 100 other shows, including “48 Hours,” “Hollywood Squares,” and “Evening At The Improv.” After graduating from Syracuse University with a degree in journalism, Bobby began working as a sportswriter for the L.A. Times.
But driven by a desire to really put his college education to good use, he decided to go into comedy. Bobby has appeared regularly in Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe, opening for Tom Jones, Paul Anka, and Gladys Knight.
His classic observational style appeals to people of all ages. He continues to be a headliner in theatres, cruise ships and nightclubs, and he often donates his comedic talents to an array of charitable causes.
He’s also made a niche for himself as a highly regarded sports humorist, having hosted home videos like “Greatest Sports Bloopers,” and “World’s Worst Avid Golfers.” Bobby’s been featured on shows such as NBC’s “Sportsworld” and ESPN’s “Up Close.” And he’s performed and emceed at many corporate sports events, including Sports Illustrated’s Super Bowl extravaganza, and the PGA Golf Awards.
With his topical humor and ability to create special material for any occasion, Bobby is a sought after performer on the corporate circuit. He’s entertained for GE Capital, Cigna, Million Dollar Round Table, America West Airlines, Kroger Foods, and Home Savings, among others. One of his career highlights was as emcee of a birthday roast for the legendary Bob Hope.
Bobby Kelton has an original and quirky take on reality. By pointing out the real foibles and shining a bright light into the silly corners of everyday life, Kelton manages to surprise and enlighten his audiences at every turn, making them just about cry…with laughter.