In 2005, John won the Funniest Person in Austin Contest. Since that time, he has appeared on CONAN, Funny as Hell, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, and Nick at Night. His festival appearances include the HBO United States Comedy Arts Festival and the Just for Laughs Festivals in both Montreal and Chicago. In its September 2010 issue, Reader’s Digest named John as one of three young comics to watch. Originally an attorney by profession, John spent 2011 in Kenya working as a legal fellow with International Justice Mission. While there, he performed on Churchill Live!, a late night comedy show with an audience of 10,000,000. He later recounted that story on the NPR program SNAP JUDGMENT.