John began his comedy career as a joke writer for radio personalities, then a writer for Jay Leno and Joan Rivers. John had been entertaining audiences with a sarcastic takeoff on the old Dean Martin show, with John as host and a cast of offbeat character comedians dropping in.
John entered the stand up comedy arena while attending Temple University
Everything John talks about in his act is based in reality. From his girlfriend running off to become a professional Stevie Nicks impersonator in a Fleetwood Mac cover band, and leaving her kids and mom's ashes with him, to growing up as one of seven Irish kids in a working class Philadelphia neighborhood.