Genre:Stand-Up / Asian / Veterans/Legends
TV Shows"Last Comic Standing" (seasons 2 and 3), "The Tonight show with Jay Leno," "Comedy Central Presents," "Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn," Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" ... and a bunch of other crap.
Albums"Kid with a Cape" (1992); "Good Kid, Bad Adult" (2002); "The Better Half" (2006)
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Bio:Winner of NBC's hit reality series "Last Comic Standing," comedian John Heffron has become a comic to watch and love. The Detroit funnyman, who Phyllis Diller referred to as "the cute one," has won a talent contract with NBC as well as other great opportunities. When asked about his experience on the show, John said, "It's a lot like high school ... there are good and bad memories, in the end, I think I will only remember the good ones."
John started his comedy career as a student at Eastern Michigan University, skipping night classes to perform stand-up comedy. He got his first gig as an emcee at the Main Street Comedy Showcase on the University of Michigan Campus. After making his way to graduation, John immediately began working in his field of choice. He started touring the college circuit, performing at more than 80 colleges a year. By that time, he was already a seasoned comic with more than four years of experience. The college audience related to his type of humor, which talked about his days in college, the retro music that he and his classmates listened to and the Pop Rocks that he played with as a kid. This material made him a hit on college campuses, where he recorded his first comedy CD, "Kid With A Cape."
By the age of 25, John was a successful headlining comedian who decided to also put his degrees in communications and psychology to work by taking a job as radio sidekick to Danny Bonaduce on a highly-rated Detroit morning show. He worked for five years before making his way back to Los Angeles. Since arriving in LA and making his home in Hollywood, he has made numerous television appearances including NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," CBS's "The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn," his own half-hour "Comedy Central Presents" special and many others. Last year, he landed the lead role in the VH-1 sitcom "Smash," a show created by one of John's biggest musical idols, Gene Simmons from Kiss. In addition, John has performed at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, as well as the HBO Comedy Festival in Aspen.
Also an entrepreneur, John -- along with partner Joel Zimmer -- created a card game called The "That Guy!" Game, which puts girls on a scavenger hunt for guys. According to InStyle, Entertainment Weekly and Glamour magazines, it became an immediate hit when Julia Roberts, Drew Barrymore and SNL's Rachel Dratch were spotted buying the game. Entrepreneur magazine even featured John and Joel in its 2001 "Hot 100" issue. John took the idea a step further by developing a pilot based on the concept, which received a significant amount of industry attention. "The idea took nearly three years to come to fruition," John said. "It was while we were both recovering from breakups that we decided to really focus in on it."
Recently, John released his second comedy CD, "Good Kid, Bad Adult," which is available online at Comedy Home. He is planning to release a third during winter 2006. Also in the works is a television project with ABC and Touchstone.
For more about John, visit his Web site.
For video clips of John in action, visit Comedy Central's Web site.
For the funniest video you will ever see, visit John and Joel's UFC "Kage Kitties" page.
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Who I'd like to meet:..
- Status: Married
- Hometown: south lyon michigan
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- Children: Someday
- Smoke / Drink: No / No
- Education: College graduate
- Occupation: stand-up comic,cage fighter,naper
- Income: $250,000 and Higher
Eastern Michigan University
1950 to 2010
- Graduated: 1993
- Student status: Alumni
- Degree: Bachelor's Degree
South Lyon High School
1950 to 2010
- South Lyon,Michigan
- Graduated: N/A
- Student status: Alumni