Johnny’s outstanding talent is comedy, both as a performer and a writer. He has the unique ability to tailor his material perfectly as a Comedian, After Dinner Speaker, Host and Auctioneer.
Johnny’s versatility enables him to adapt his comedy performances to the client’s requirements, making him such a popular choice.
Being a writer of topical comedy, Johnny is always fresh and current with his material. This originality, coupled with his encyclopaedic knowledge of jokes, makes Johnny a true master of comedy.
Today, Johnny is considered by many of his peers to be ‘The World’s First Interactive Comedian’.
With a wealth of comedy experience, Johnny specialises in any of the following events:
He has been a professional comedian for over 30 years and continues to delight audiences all over the world with his clean, fresh and topical comedy. He is a prime choice for the worlds leading cruise companies where he has performed on many of their maiden voyages working to both UK and international audiences.
Over the years Johnny has written comedy for the likes of Sir Ken Dodd, Jimmy Tarbuck and the late Bob Monkhouse. He has appeared at many Sporting Dinners working alongside some of the most iconic sporting heroes.
As a comedian, Johnny understands how imperative it is that he not only ‘delivers the goods’, but he does so without offending his audience and it is here that Johnny’s ability is par excellence.
After Dinner Speaker
Johnny has an extraordinary gift of ad-lib and as an after dinner speaker, he enjoys utilising this talent to the full, often receiving tremendous praise for his razor-sharp wit. His ability to do this with rapier-like speed makes him a firm favourite amongst corporate clients looking for an after dinner speaker who can deliver clean, fresh and topical comedy.
Johnny is one of the most sought after and popular after dinner comedy speakers having performed for the Institute of Directors and at The Houses of Parliament. He has also performed at the Labour Party and Conservative Party Conference Dinners. So impressed were the latter, they immediately engaged Johnny’s services for the following year!
Johnny knows the importance of working closely with the client to ensure the right balance of comedy is delivered.
Host / Auctioneer
As a host and auctioneer, Johnny is aware that the key to a successful event is to connect with your audience and make sure they are with you every step of the way.
Having years of experience as a comedian, Johnny specialises in hosting Award Ceremonies, often from a lectern, which are becoming increasingly popular across all industries, celebrating achievement in every field from business to fashion, technology to blogging.
It is important to use a host that can carry the event. They need to be comfortable speaking to large crowds whilst having that charisma and ability to connect on an individual basis and this is why Johnny specialises in such events, using his natural ability to match the tone and ensures the audience feel like an integral part of the occasion.
Johnny believes a friendly and likeable approach is needed to host any event whether he is hosting an auction and raising money for charity or hosting an awards ceremony recognising peoples efforts.
"A huge thank you for all your help at our recent Sporting Dinner. Johnny did a brilliant job as our MC and it was due to hard work that our auctions were so successful. We have been inundated with lots of favourable comments about Johnny's performance, but that came as no surprise to us. I am delighted to let you know that as a result, over £5,500 was generated for the Hospice."
"On behalf of all the ladies at Bromborough Golf Club, may I express our thanks to your for a fantastic evening of entertainment at our Ladies Centenary Dinner. Johnny's rapport with all the ladies was fantastic and everybody enjoyed the evening from the oldest lady of 86 years down to the young ones at 30 something. Johnny was only expected to do forty five minutes but an hour and thirty minutes later he finished much to the regret of the ladies. I would not hesitate to recommend Johnny to any group who wanted an evening of fun."
"This years conference was an excellent event, made all the better by Johnny's after dinner performance. Numerous delegates commented on his performance during the course of the evening and during the second day of the conference, elating how much they had enjoyed themselves. It must be difficult to entertain such a large, mixed audience, whilst striking the balance between being appropriate but challenging at the same time. Johnny is clearly able to achieve this balance whilst simultaneously reducing everyone around into fits of laughter."
"On behalf of The Princes of Wales Hospice, I would like to thank you for all your help and support, Johnny was absolutely brilliant. The phones have been ringing all morning. We've had clients calling to say just how much they enjoyed the evening and what a great comedian Johnny was. We raised £4,105 during the evening with the raffle and auction and it's all a big thanks to Johnny. I do hope he will come along and entertain us again in the near future."
"Many, many congratulations. We enjoyed every minute of Johnny's brilliant hour long comedy performance. Johnny has a wonderful talent for entertaining and we cannot understand how he manage's to maintain a flow of topical, original, clean and very funny jokes without pause."
"On behalf of everybody here in the PGA Scottish Region, can I thank you most sincerely for Johnny's wonderful speech at our dinner on Thursday last. It really was absolutely outstanding. Johnny's performance made the evening a complete success."