The Habitat is excited to become the new destination for stand up comedy in Kelowna and 2014 is going to be a busy year. The first show, on January 25th, starts it off right with Vancouver’s John Beuhler. John began performing stand up comedy at the age of nineteen and in his first few years he starred in a national comedy special called Chill, won the Just for Laughs Home Grown Comedy Competition and shot two stand-up specials for Canadian national television. All before the age of twenty-five. John has performed in the Just for Laughs Festival Gala where he won over the crowd and was touted as saving the show.
John then went on to win the Corner Gas Comedy contest, giving him $10,000 and an appearance on Corner Gas with his mentor Brent Butt. John has opened for the likes of Dennis Miller, John Rivers, Martin Short, Zach Galifianakis and Craig Ferguson to name just a few. John’s style has been described as wickedly funny, fearless and poignant.
I have seen John perform several times in Vancouver, where he frequently headlines shows at the Comedy Mix. I was blown away, so when we needed to decide which comedians to bring into Kelowna to start off the new year, John was at the top of the list. I recently spoke with John about the show and was able to ask him a few questions.
Me: We had our first big show at the Habitat (Comedy Bloodsport) last week and it was a success. When I announced that you would be headlining on the 25th, people were excited. I think you have a good fan base out here.
John: Thanks. I am really looking forward to it.
Me: When was the last time you laughed till it hurt?
John: If it hurts when you laugh, you should see a physician. Car trips with comics I find eventually deliver some crazy laughing fits.
Me: What is the source of your material?
John: I plagiarize Family Circus cartoon strips.
Me: What was it like writing for the Junos? Did you write anything they wouldn’t allow on television?
John: I said that a barefooted KD Lang arrived in a limo with no floor and that she stopped it like the Flintstones.
Me: What was it like meeting Lou Diamond Phillips when you were in that movie with him?
John: He made me feel like I was the only person in the world and then our conversation went straight to VHS.
Me: Where did you record your last CD and where can people get it?
John: I recorded it in Oregon and you can get it on iTunes or in my garage in the the box under the BBQ.
Don’t miss John’s show on January 25th at the Habitat. Come early as tickets are only sold at the door. Tickets are $10.