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John has accomplished more than he ever thought possible from a child that was the product of very sloppy oral sex. He rose to the position of adviser to the United Nations Security Council but was ousted for suggesting the destruction of the great wall of China in order to put up hedges. He has spent the last several years searching for his unrequited soul mate. John originally started his decent into helplessness as a stand-up comic before turning to writing because he needed another way to express his depression.
John's stand-up comic career started in New York City working at Catch A Rising Star, the Improvisation and the Comic Strip and later worked clubs all across America and Europe, which included England, Ireland, Paris and Amsterdam, getting a few laughs, less money, and frequent rejections from every denomination of waitress possible (even after performing on three episodes of "Make Me Laugh.")
He worked several more years as a standup comic before realizing that he wasn't losing his hearing just the audience. In fact the only thing he could hear was his self-esteem drop. In order to afford therapy, (where he was told that being a man was just a phase that he was going through), he starting writing for stand-up comics such as Rodney Dangerfrield, Johnny Carson, Joan Rivers, David Letterman, Gabe Kaplan, Elaine Boozler, Billy Crystal, Joe Piscopo and Jenny Jones, before joining the writing staffs of "Saturday Night Live," "The Tonight Show," "Politically Incorrect" and was the head writer for critically acclaimed D.C. Folilis. He also has written for sitcoms so bad, to this day, he's too embarrassed to cash the checks.
He was, however, the supervising producer of the ACE Award winning "Joe Piscopo Special" on HBO and also produced what the competing networks, said was the best special ever done about stand-up comedy, "Comedy Club Super Stars" on ABC.
In recent years John wrote and directed "The Last Request," a feature film, starring Danny Aiello and T.R.Knight due in the theaters sometime before his next reincarnation. Though not a religious man, John hopes there is an afterlife, he needs the time to find a real job. Being a writer is in his genes, his ancient ancestor was the critic who gave the bible a bad review because he didn't think the lead character was believable. John, himself, believes that if we were all made in God's image, in his case, it must have been shortly after He had a stroke
In the face of all his fears and despite being over medicated John continued writing for the Huffington Post, as well as articles for Perfect Ten Magazine, who's editor was Pulitzer Prize nomine David Black. John is now writing novels and non fiction books, figuring the additional length will insure that he spells a few words correctly. He also is one of the founding members of the comedy Hall of Fame, which is currently in pursuit of an actual hall.
John insists that for a comedy writer he is very sexy - he wears no underwear under his underwear