Experience of John Wing
John Wing has a long comedy career starting in 1980 in Toronto and was headlining clubs across North America by the mid-1980s. He started with television in Los Angeles in 1987 and has made more than 100 television appearances. He was on The Tonight Show. John has appeared on that show six times. He has also written and performed three hour-long comedy specials in the past six years, He has also published three books of poetry.
He published a memoir of his first 10 years as a comedian last year called Ventriloquism for Dummies. His first comedy CD, Cold Storage – Live in Winnipeg was released also. He is a regular performer in Las Vegas and on cruise ships.
Personality of John Wing
What can be said about John Wing that hasn’t already been said by a score of reporters, reviewers, and loan sharks?
CUTC: “Why is supporting mental health in our community important and how do you think laughter can help?”
JW: “Supporting mental health is important because those who suffer from mental health problems are not always as recognizable as those who suffer from more obvious disabling diseases and handicaps. And so we tend to dismiss the problems those people have or not give money and help to treat them, since they seem so ephemeral. Laughter is important because it alone relaxes your muscles, boosts your immune system, and sends pain-healing endorphins to all parts of you. Laughing at something requires you to understand it.”
Why hire John Wing?
When’s the last time someone could deliver on a promise of imminent laughter and entertainment? John’s made his life comedy because he’s damn good at it and performs it with passion. John Wing has it all – he is a Canadian comedy legend.
Works Well in this Type of Event: Private Events, Corporate Events, Cruise Lines, Comedy Festivals, Comedy Clubs, Sports Events, Casino Events, Charity Events, Celebrity Speaking Events, Conventions, and Trade Shows.
How to book John Wing
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More than 200 television appearances
6 Tonight Shows, 9 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival galas
2 hour-long Comedy Now specials
Comedy Festivals in Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Halifax, Vancouver, Moncton, St. John’s, and Milwaukee
2 national Just For Laughs Comedy tours
Opened for the Smothers Brothers, The Mills Brothers, The Lennon Sisters, Tony Martin, John Raitt, Debby Boone, Jan & Dean, and The Grateful Dead
More than 100 radio commentaries for CBC Radio’s Definitely Not The Opera.
The CBC Radio special, A Valentine To My Wife
Written and starred in two TV pilots, NightWing, and The Truth About, for CBC Television,
19 episodes of the CBC radio series Man, Woman, & Child,
YPT series Breaker High, E! Entertainment Television series News Weasels,
The Arsenio Hall Show and The WB Network.
The Barbra Streisand Millennium Concert