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Best Fisherman's Wharf Street Performer San Francisco 2008 - Kenny the Clown

So maybe we've gotten a little wary of the Bush Man scaring the bejesus out of us like some tree-branch-costumed nightmare as we escort our out-of-town guests along Fisherman's Wharf. But then there's Kenneth Kahn, aka Kenny the Clown, the 6-foot-3 clown with the purple wig who humors kids with magic tricks as well as adults, because those tricks are done slightly awkwardly, and stuns all with his fiery torch juggling while rolling down the street on a skateboard. (He claims he's been picked up by the cops for that stunt, getting booked and having his mug shot snapped while in full face paint.) Kenny found himself with a disproportionate level of press scrutiny of late, including his picture in The New York Times, due to his write-in bid for mayor last November, but the fame seems to have mostly worn off once he only actually earned three votes. It's all good, Kenny: SF Weekly is still doling out the love.

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Bobex
Bobex

I still can't believe that all the other Bay Area clowns are still in business. Kenny the Clown Rocks!! For your child's birthday, believe me, he's the one. Maybe the only other performer who comes close to Kenny's abilities would be Heather Rogers http://www.heathermagic.com/. For the best B-Day ever, heck, hire both!!!

Ray Delmore
Ray Delmore

Kenny and I share an interest in children and I truly admire his ability to excel in his chosen field.

Too Cold
Too Cold

I am not sure that I want Kenny anywhere near my sister, but his clown show is the best attraction in the bay since Sidekick and I stopped rocking the mic together while King Kut worked the wheels of steel. Somebody bring me a jacket!

Money Dog
Money Dog

Not only does the K-Dogg get his women from the back of SF Weekly, but he is now rightfully recognized by them for being on top of the Klown Game. Mad props K-Dizzle.

NittyP
NittyP

Klowne, you are a multi-talented man. My honking nose is off to ya pal! Whadda ya say you come form some balloon animals for me fella! In the six inch variety! Congrats ol' boy!

MCE
MCE

Kenny The Clown getting the recognition he so justly deserves! In true Megaforce form, Kenny is "Deeds Not Words". I encourage you all to visit Kenny and support one of San Francisco's Best.

John Shasky
John Shasky

Kenny is the Shask's favorite clown!

Kenneth Kahn
Kenneth Kahn

I have a copy of the booking photo for anyone who wants to see. Don't be CLOWNING around.

Kenny the Clownaka K-doggaka. Your mam's favorite mayorial candidateaka The clown you LOVE to hateaka your baby's mama's favorite clown

I love you man

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