MICHIGAN STATE FAIR
PORK CHOP REVUE
The Pork Chop Revue is a great family show with a strong family tradition !
Born and raised in show business, Les Kimes is the son of one of the most comical animal trainers of our time. At age 3, he began performing alongside his father, Boyd Kimes, the originator of the Pork chop Revue. This act toured nationally, making appearances on The Mike Douglas Show, Merv Griffin, Laugh-In, the Tonight Show, Ed Sullivan and many more. With each appearance, audiences grew to love the semi acrobatic antics of these pigs as they performed and outsmarted their human caretakers. Then and now they are one of the most popular acts around.
Combining and perfecting the training skill his father taught him, Les made his professional solo debut at the age of 14. His love for the animals and his energy on stage made him the natural ham his father always knew he was. The Pork Chop Revue continues on today and will be going into its third generation as Les' own sons take over.
The Pork Chop Revue has been around the farm a few times.
They also look pretty good on TV, maybe you have seen them on these great shows:
CBS This Morning • Animal Planet • TNN News • Good Morning America • Nashville Now • Today Show • Circus of the Stars • Wheel of Fortune • Inside the NBA • Entertainment Tonight
Cousin Grumpy and the pigs have also rubbed elbows with the stars.
Here's a few of our favorite snout kissers:
Billy Crystal • Kelly McGillis • Kurt Russell • Ralph Emery • Zsa Zsa Gabor • Willard Scott •
Phyllis Diller • Fred Willard • Carol Lawrence • Penn & Teller •
You can only find it here at the Michigan State Fair!
DATES AND SHOW TIMES
Friday - Sunday