The Talented Family of Veteran Comedian Bobby Kelton, Including His Writer Brother Kevin Kelton

Bobby's younger brother, Kevin Kelton, broke the news to him by texting, “He’s gone,'' at 12:12 pm.

Florida: Stand-up comedian, humorist, and author Bobby Kelton grew up as a shy kid in Long Island, New York, to his parents, Martin Kelton and Jean Kelton.

Martin and Jean had four sons: Michael Kelton, Bruce Kelton, Bobby Kelton, and Kevin Kelton.

Bobby’s mother, Jean, celebrated her 103rd birthday on April 26th, 2024, with all four of her beloved sons.

Bobby’s father, Martin, passed away in Palm Springs, California, at the age of 98. Bobby was doing a show at the time of his father’s demise.

Bobby’s younger brother, Kevin Kelton, broke the news to him by texting, “He’s gone,” at 12:12 pm.

Commencement Of Stand-Up Journey

Stand-up veteran Bobby Kelton graduated from Syracuse University in Syracuse, NewYork, with a degree in Journalism. Now, Bobby is in his sixth decade as a stand-up comic.

Bobby has made a niche as a highly regarded sports humorist and has been featured on shows such as NBC’s “Sportsworld” and ESPN’s “Up Close.”

On ”The Carson Podcast” posted on August 25, 2016, by Mark Malkoff, Florida-based Bobby shared that in 1984, during his standup gig in Denver, he encountered a housewife who turned out to be Roseanne Barr.

Barr asked him to let her five minutes do a standup comedy before him, which he agreed to.

At that time, there were no prominent female standup comedians; noticing Barr’s comedic potential, Bobby suggested she must come to LA.

For a week, while having coffee with Barr, Bobby suggested she contact a few people, offered her tips, and critiqued her comedy lines. Surprisingly, after 4-5 months, Barr showed up in LA.

Barr appeared in “The Comedy Store” and first appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” in 1985. Her comedic abilities landed her on the sitcom, and she became an overnight star.

Bobby’s Brother, Kevin Kelton, Is A Scriptwriter At UCLA Extension Writers Program

Kevin Kelton was born on August 17, 1956, in Long Island, New York, and is an author and television writer-producer.

Kevin’s ex-wife is Sheri Rosenberg Kelton. Kevin and Sheri welcomed two sons, Max Kelton and Elliot Kelton.

Max Kelton is a professional Play-By-Play Broadcaster, and Elliot Kelton is a fresh graduate of Emerson College.

Kevin’s second wife, Jessica Wallraff, is an instructor at Club Pilates in Georgetown, Texas, and Bodyline Pilates. She is also a professional ballet dancer.

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For the past eleven years, Kevin has been a TV pilot script writer at UCLA Extension Writers’ Program.

Besides, he is a podcaster; he hosts and produces the ”The More Perfect Union: Real Debate without the Hate!” podcast.

Kevin’s TV writing credits include “Saturday Night Live” specials for Steve Martin and Jay Leno. He has also served as a writer-producer for “Night Court,” “Boy Meets World,” and “A Different World.”


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