years later he became several years older but was destined to always
be the youngest of nine Iowa farm boys, Toby's first thespian experience
was in a Cub Scout skit, he was the bear in the lead role.
Next, utilizing basics from high school speech and drama along with
the grace of a football lineman, he threw in some juggling and magic.
Toby entertained his keep through seven years of college, obtaining
a degree in education. Yes, he could be tech'n.
was off. To Europe, that is. The European street acts greatly influenced
Toby's style of mirth making and served as a training ground for
his quick wit. "Trying to make the British laugh is like trying
to catch a skunk without getting stinky," says KID about his
time over there.
to the states, Toby immediately started carving a comedic niche
for himself. KID performed with the great B.B. King and also Garth
Brooks. "Keeping it clean" while making people laugh has
given him the opportunity to perform for large corporate functions,
major athletic events and for smaller groups like local associations,
high schools and the FFA.
his career, Toby KID has performed over fifteen thousand shows and
driven literally millions of miles. He's performed in 48 states
and 7 countries. If you listen to radio you have undoubtedly heard
KID's caty-wampus views or maybe read them on the web. KID's numerous
TV appearances include Good Morning America and ESPN.
(When was the last time you saw a comedian on these programs?) As
Aye Jaye says in his hot selling book, The Golden Book of Schmoosing;
"The following are some of the funniest people I've ever had
the privilege of working with," and amid names like Will Durst,
Billy Crystal, Penn and Teller and Drew Carey, you'll find the name
Toby KID listed as well. Same size. Same font.
has been married to Jennifer since 1989 and they live in Ogden,
Iowa. They have four children: Toby Jo, Byron Jean, Charile Sue
and Allea Jaye.