James Johann

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James Johann was born in the Midwest during the 70's era of bell-bottom jeans, wood paneled station wagons and disco music. His childhood upbringing was significantly influenced by country music, countless bad haircuts and heavy doses of Catholic school. In 1991, after being fired from several "McJobs" James began his standup career in Kansas City. But don't let James' boyish appearance fool you; he's a ten-year veteran of the stand-up comedy circuit. His self-deprecating sense of humor and high-energy style all come together to create a unique onstage persona. James relies more on his brain than the profane, and his comedy often hits upon the universal theme of failure, and provides a truthful and hilarious reflection of life as he sees it.
In July 2004 James performed in the "New Faces of Comedy" category at the Montreal "Just for Laughs" Comedy Festival. James was also featured on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" which aired in 2005.
Besides headlining comedy clubs nationwide, James just completed the theatre tour "Paying For The New Trailer" (Blue Collar Comedy Tour) starring Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy.
From 2005 to 2007 James was a part of "The Slackers Tour", a National tour from one of the Producers of The Blue Collar Comedy Tour. Reno Collier, Pat Dixon and James Johann played in clubs across the USA.

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Stanfords Comedy Club - Overland Park KS

Snickerz Comedy Club - Fort Wayne IN

Crackers Comedy Club - Indianapolis IN

Broadripple Comedy Club - Indianapolis IN

Skyline Comedy Cafe - Appleton WI

Looney Bin - Oklahoma City OK/Tulsa OK/Little Rock AR/Wichita KS

Ice House Comedy Club - Pasadena CA

The Stardome - Birmingham AL

Improv - Denver CO

Performed At

Kansas State University

Montana State University

Morehead State University

Oklahoma State University

Shenandoah University

Sioux Falls University

University of Arkansas

University of Colorado

University of Idaho

University Of Kansas

University of Wisconsin


Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson


Comedy Central