Kelly Terranova

Kelly Terranova

Kelly has been featured on CMT's Comedy Stage, FOX Sports and the DryBar Comedy Network. He was a finalist in both the Funny Bone Comedy Club's World Series of Comedy and the CCL Las Vegas Carnival Comedy Challenge. Kelly is a regular performer aboard the Carnival Cruise Lines’ Punchliner Comedy Club and has appeared with Michael Bolton, Joan Rivers, Kevin Nealon, The Doobie Brothers, Brett Butler and Mahatma Gandhi (just wanted to see if you were still reading).

Monday, 27 May 2019 22:41

About

Kelly Terranova has been writing and performing standup comedy for more than two decades... and in his spare time, he enjoys writing about himself in the third person. 

Kelly is a natural and energetic storyteller with a flair for the absurd and unexpected. At the same time, he treats his audience with a care and respect formerly reserved for the clergy, or Instagram influencers.

Kelly’s diverse career path as a radio talk show host, a production assistant at Walt Disney Feature Animation, and a vacuum cleaner salesman, along with an eighth-grade realization that comedy was his “destiny” (14 year old Kellywas very dramatic) led him to a comedic voice that is unique, engaging, and hilarious.

Having performed nearly 10,000 shows, Kelly has nailed the formula for entertaining audiences large and small, while never straying from his core comedic belief :”If it’s not funny for everyone, it’s not funny.”

Kelly has been featured on CMT's Comedy Stage, FOX Sports and the DryBar Comedy Network. He was a finalist in both the Funny Bone Comedy Club's World Series of Comedy and the CCL Las Vegas Carnival Comedy Challenge. Kelly is a regular performer aboard the Carnival Cruise Lines’ Punchliner Comedy Club and has appeared with Michael Bolton, Joan Rivers, Kevin Nealon, The Doobie Brothers, Brett Butler and Mahatma Gandhi (just wanted to see if you were still reading).

Just a friendly reminder...only 23 days away...

Monday, 23 October 2017 21:25

The Silver Lining...

Just back from the Carnival VISTA and wanted to share a recent development and opportunity.

For nearly five years, the major part of my work year has been spent
in the Caribbean. As I travel port to port, I’ve been able to witness
the hard work and enjoy the warm hospitality of those who rely on
tourism for their living. In the places that I visit often, I have
come to know many of these folks personally. Of course, my heart was
heavy as news poured in the past few weeks regarding the destruction
endured by so many of those areas.

Saturday, 23 September 2017 14:07

Let the avalanche of inquiry begin!

Prologue

In preparing to write this post I looked back over the my previous blog entries to familiarize myself with the narrative that I've set forth. Got a small reality check there. It seems that I, in a burst of misguided artistic and workman-like fervor, disclosed that my goal was to post once a week! Seems a substantial, but not overly-ambitious goal. I gave myself this once a week challenge on March 30th!  Lets see. Roughly 26 weeks have passed since that declaration. Now taking a look at my posts the grand total is 3! By all rights it’s actually two...as one of those 3 was just a slap-dash preview of coming attractions. Two posts in 26 weeks.. On that pace it’ll be the middle of March 2018 before you have access to the amount of content that you SHOULD have sitting in your browser right now. I figure if I flog myself here, making a big enough deal out of my paucity of effort, I'll shame myself into reforming my ways. But I digress...

 

“You’re a comedian! That’s exciting. You know, I’ve always wondered...”

Happens all the time. On airplanes, in doctor’s offices, and aboard cruise ships (where I have performed for huge chunks of the last four years).

Do I sometimes bring it up “nonchalantly-on-purpose”? Sure. I’m only human.

Yeah! It's been a while, but I had to learn a lot of new words to express myself. Exciting  and humorous musings on the way. #FakeNews #Sad #FailingComedian

qa

 

 

So, why a blog? Ah, the not-at-all eternal question.

When deciding to revamp my website for the 4th time (yes this is my 4.0 update...go in the Wayback Machine some time to version 1.0, 2.0 and most recently 3.0 ...ugh), I knew that it needed to be, let’s say, a little more dynamic. Not just a book report of a site, but something that changes...new information, aka “content”, that appears regularly (aye, there’s the rub) to DRIVE traffic to my site. (that's a lot of SEO type stuff in there...pay no mind, please keep reading.)