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Billy Kelly to Perform a One-of-a-Kind Squeaky-Clean Family Comedy Show

Comedian Billy Kelly, wearing wire-framed glasses, a blue and purple patterned shirt, black tie and suit jacket, stands holding a microphone in his right hand and a apple juice box with straw in his left hand.

Audible Inc. is pleased to announce Grammy-nominated family entertainer, comedian, and musician Billy Kelly in his one-man “This Is A Family Show!” at the Minetta Lane Theatre (18 Minetta Lane, between MacDougal & 6th Avenue – one block south of W. 3rd Street) for two performances only.

“This Is A Family Show!” will play Saturday, October 5 at 11:00am and 2:00pm at the Minetta Lane, Audible’s creative home for live performances in New York, and is geared towards families with kids ages 8 and up. Tickets for the performances are priced at $10 for children and $20 for adults. The performances will be recorded live and released as an Audible Original production to be available for listeners globally later in the year.

Beginning today, tickets are available exclusively to Audible members at Tickets go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, August 7 at 12:00pm at, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-982-2787, and in-person at the Minetta Lane Theatre box office. For current box office hours, please visit

Billy Kelly's “This Is A Family Show!” is a stand-up comedy experience parents and kids can enjoy together. It’s comedy toast with the crust cut off; if the crust was all that pesky talk about dating, politics, money, and the Department of Motor Vehicles so common in today’s stand-up. The toast part? That is all nutritious jokes about nocturnal animals, microwaves, Ben Franklin and people throwing turtles. You’ll laugh, your kids will laugh, and the turtles are imaginary so don’t worry about them. Everybody wins! Finally a comedy show where adults and kids can sit side by side laughing together and nobody has to cover anybody else's ears! “An endearingly oddball sense of humor.” — NPR

Over the course of his 20-year career, Grammy-nominated family entertainer Billy Kelly has opened for President Barack Obama, duetted with Davy Jones of The Monkees, and released a critically acclaimed family-friendly stand-up comedy album — in that order. Billy loves making people laugh and doesn’t see why kids can’t be in on the fun.

Audible is home to a growing catalogue of extraordinary kids performances that fuel children’s imaginations, including productions from best-selling children’s artist Laurie Berkner, two-time Grammy nominee Morgan Taylor, and Newbery Award-winner Jack Gantos.