Auctioneering star of Storage Hunters and Storage Hunters UK, Sean Kelly, first found a taste of fame through stand-up comedy over 15 years ago. Now he brings his live comedy debut to the UK.
Many of you may know him as the high-speed-ever-smiling auctioneer and presenter of Storage Hunters and Storage Hunters UK, but prepare to learn a hell of a lot more about Sean Kelly in this candid and hilarious debut UK show.
Sean Kelly has led an unusual life. He was born in California and at the age of eight moved to Germany. He has had a varied and interesting career path spanning forklift truck driver, undercover store detective, German Linguist for the US Army Military Intelligence and General Manager of the San Diego Reader – the fifth largest weekly newspaper in the US. Sean began to pursue his hobbies of stand-up comedy and auctioneering over 15 years ago, and came up with the idea that Storage Hunters is based upon. The format currently airs in 37 countries worldwide and the second series of Storage Hunters UK is set to premiere exclusively on UKTV’s award winning entertainment channel Dave from 2nd June at 8pm.
“I love performing stand-up comedy. As a kid I was addicted to listening to my mom’s comedy albums and the first stand-up I ever saw live was Robin Williams – I was 10 years old and hooked. Because my big influences were storytelling comics like Robin and Bill Cosby, my act tends to be funny stories about my life and travels around the world. Since I lead an unfiltered life and speak my mind, I often embarrass myself in public – but I am happy to share those stories with my audience. My goal is for my audiences to leave feeling like they know me much better.” – Sean Kelly
Storage Hunters fans won’t leave disappointed either, as they will get to observe Sean’s legendary calling live at the end of each show, as he auctions off items brought in by the audiences for local charities.
Sean (pictured centre above) has been writing and performing his stand-up comedy act for over 15 years and has headlined the MGM in Las Vegas every summer for the past three years. From 2001 to 2009 Sean produced and starred on seven stand-up shows a week for eight consecutive years, where he performed his act for over 500,000 people.
Tickets for Sean Kelly Live! go on sale from Monday 1st June 2015 and are available through Ticketmaster.