Funniest Kid Around Getting National Attention

By: Daniel Kemp Email
By: Daniel Kemp Email

After this year's Funniest Kids Around competition, hosted by the Family Enrichment Center, the seven-year-old winner never thought he'd see so much attention.

But after taking the top spot, Cole Vaughan has become no stranger to the spotlight.

We caught up with him before he makes his trip West on Monday, where he'll make his first national television appearance.

Just a month ago, Cole Vaughan took the stage at the Capitol Arts Center.

Now his comedy routine is going nationwide.

"It feels awesome," Vaughan exclaimed.

The Bonnie Hunt Show went looking for a funny kid and after a Google search, found Bowling Green's funniest.

"We're pretty excited," said Amy Vaughan, Cole's mother. "He really has big plans for his future. He definitely thinks he's going to be something famous. He says this is just the first step."

Packing up for his trip to California, Cole says his comedic abilities started early.

"I kept telling jokes and sometimes they didn't even make sense, but everyone just laughed their heads off," Cole said.

And after a church play two years ago, his mom says Cole hasn't wanted to leave the microphone since.

"I think he's always been funny," she said. "I think he's always liked to pretend and always liked to act, even before he had an opportunity to showcase it. He's always wanted to be the center of attention, I think that's always come naturally for him."

And as Cole gets set to leave, he certainly couldn't resist giving his local fans a taste of what his soon-to-be national ones will get to see.

"I went to school the other day and my teacher says, 'Cole, your shoes are on the wrong feet!' And I say, 'Well, sorry Ms. Young, but these are the only feet I've got!'"

Cole's taping on the Bonnie Hunt Show will air this Thursday at 3pm on our station WBKO-FOX.

12-year-old Turner Manley, who played drum rolls for Cole as a sidekick during the Funniest Kids Around is also making the trip and will appear on the show as well.


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