For One Night Only, Kevin Shinick’s One-Man Show, ‘Mother Mayhem’ At The Famed Acme Comedy Theatre In L.A., Highlight Hollywood EXCLUSIVE Interview

Highlight Hollywood spoke exclusively with the incredibly talented Kevin Shinick, who has won an Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program Short-Format as a writer on Adult Swim’s “Robot Chicken.” In 2012, he was Emmy-nominated in the same category for his own show, Cartoon Network’s MAD, where he’s the showrunner/writer/producer and main voice talent. Shinick guest starred on NBC’s “Grimm” this season and has a recurring role on David E. Kelly’s upcoming medical drama, “Monday Mornings.”

Kevin recently penned a two-issue arc of Marvel’s “Avenging Spider-Man” comic, which was well received by critics and fans alike. Shinick was the voice of Nickelodeon for years and served as host and for PBS’ Emmy-winning series, “Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?” Shinick reprises his performance of “Mother Mayhem” for the first time in years. This may be his final performance as his mother recently discovered Google. Come spend an hour laughing and possibly commiserating. Just keep it to yourself. “Yes, Tommy. My mother has gotten more savvy when it comes to the Internet, so the one day only one-man show may be it for me,” said the talented and handsome actor Kevin Shinick. “If you don’t hear from me after Tuesday, you know what happened.”

Writer/actor/producer/comedian Kevin Shinick is the talk of Tinseltown, and here’s your opportunity to laugh so much when it comes to real stories told in the most entertaining way. “For years I thought about this story, and considered making it into something like ‘Wonder Years’ or ‘Everybody Loves Raymond.’ But my wife (Eileen) encouraged me to take this on stage, so I am grateful for her support,” said Shinick. It’s not his wife he’d better worry about.  “Mother Mayhem” is the talk of the town, so you’d better get tickets before his mother finds out and finds a way to cancel this show.

However, you can tell the talented actor, writer and producer has great respect for his mom. He, after all, has made a one-man show out of his fascinating and very complicated relationship with the woman who gave birth to him. But, he credits his family with giving him a lot of inspiration in his life and career. He also credits the legendary Tony Randall, who was a comedic legend, with giving him not only a level of inspiration, but confidence in himself.  “I feel very blessed today to have known and been close friends with Tony (Randall). Tommy, he once told me, ‘You’re either born with it or not, and you have it,’” the star tells Highlight Hollywood.  “He [Tony Randall] was one of my idols growing up, so when I met him, I realized it was one of the greatest gifts I could ever receive in my lifetime,” said the star.  He spoke of losing a father-figure when Randall died, but he’s doing an amazing  job with his career, and one knows Tony Randall would be very proud of him.

“Mother Mayhem is a one night only performance, and will be held on Tuesday, December 4th at 8:00 PM at the Acme Comedy Theatre. Shinick began his career as a Broadway star. But he began his life as an embattled son who immersed himself in pop culture to escape his mother.

So don’t forget, Mum’s the word!

WHO: Kevin Shinick, Actor/Comedian/Writer

WHAT: MOTHER MAYHEM, Kevin Shinick’s one-man comedy show

WHEN: Tuesday, December 4th, 8:00 PM

WHERE: Acme Comedy Theatre, 135 N. La Brea Ave., (323) 525-2020

Between Beverly Blvd. and 1st Street, Valet parking available

TICKETS: $15.00 in advance, $17 at the door. Available at: or

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