The Kennedy Center

Karen Beriss


Karen Beriss' dry wit and sense of humor is brought to life through her jaw-dropping magic. Her ability to communicate and entertain has captured the eyes of the press including Marketplace, National Public Radio, Washingtonian Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. She has also performed for celebrities such as Johnny Depp, Kirstie Alley, Tom Daschle, John Kerry and Robert Goulet. Most recently she worked with Leon Redbone in Virginia at the Birchmere.
Karen is currently, happily, performing as a part of the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Program at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD and Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC. She co-produces Clown Cabaret, the only regularly occurring clown production in Washington, DC – showcasing the real clowns of DC. Karen was featured in the award-winning Cabaret CooCoo at the Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, DC. Her improv training with Second City and acting training have combined to make her a skilled and funny performer. Whether you book her for a stage-show or walk-around at your events, you are guaranteed laughs, amazement and fun.
Karen Beriss