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John first hit the stage as a stand up back in 1999 at the Stand Comedy club in Edinburgh, after taking part in one of the venues comedy workshops. Just three months later he was asked to take part in his first Edinburgh festival run in the showcase Stand Up Scotland, a platform for the best new emerging talent from over the border.
He admits he does have a slightly risqué edge and will push boundaries when he feels the time is right. So far he's never received a single complaint. Just the way his mum likes it.
"A Diamond in the rough"
"Members of the audience were quit literally in tears of laughter. A grungy mix of Billy Connelly and Aragorn."
Edinburgh Evening News.
"Among the top five comics emerging from Scotland today."
“One of the best we have ever had – and we've had 'em all”.
Preston North End FC