work has won numerous awards,
including six first-place finishes from the California Newspaper
Publishers Association. In 2001, he won first-place awards from
the CNPA, the Los Angeles Press Club and the Best of the West
competition. That same year, he also won the National Headliner
Kelley offers a characteristically oblique insight about having
his work distributed nationally: "Syndication is such a godsend.
Without it, I'd have no way to infuriate the people of Wahpeton,
The Virginia native is a popular speaker and humorist. A veteran
of seven appearances on The Tonight Show,
Kelley gives much of his time and talent to charity. Funny
Money, which he co-created, has provided funding for
the San Diego Child Abuse Prevention Foundation for seven consecutive
years. In 2001, he started 1,000 Laughs for 1,000 Smiles to raise
money to fund reconstructive surgery for children in Mexico.
Kelley is the father of a young son, Hayden,
about whom he brags without regard to the listener's interest.
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