John Roy began his career performing in independent rooms in Chicago. After honing his act in clubs around the Midwest, John was crowned the first champion of CBS' rebooted “Star Search,” in 2003.
He has appeared on numerous television shows, including “Conan,” “@midnight,” “The Tonight Show,” “The Late, Late Show” and “Last Comic Standing,” as well as popular webcasts and podcasts like “Getting Doug With High,” “Harmontown,” “You Made It Weird,” and “Dumb People Town.”
John performed at the HBO Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, the Just For Laughs Festival in Chicago, The Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, and Laugh Fest in Grand Rapids. John also appeared in the High Plains, Limestone, and Bridgetown Comedy Festivals.
John’s albums “Dressed for Recess,” “Alexander Hamilton,” and "Everything's Burning" are all heard regularly on Sirius XM radio.
John is a national touring headliner at top flight comedy venues across North America. He is also a regular performer on acclaimed independent shows like “Hot Tub,” in Los Angeles and “Comedians You Should Know” in Brooklyn.
In 2019, John wrote on the Freddie Mercury episode of “Historical Roasts” on Netflix. He also wrote the stand up comedy material for the 2018 movie “Love after Love” starring Chris O' Dowd and Andie McDowell.
John and his writing partner James Adomian sold two animated pilots to FX in 2017. In 2016, John wrote for @Midnight's “Trump Vs. Bernie” special on Comedy Central, which has over 8 million Youtube views. He also wrote on Jeff Dunham's “Minding The Monsters,” Comedy Central's then biggest standup special. He was a Co-Producer and Head Writer on Fusion's “Trump Vs. Bernie” TV Specials. He has written on projects for Comedy Central and MTV, and co-written numerous videos for Funny or Die, including the IFC web series “Maron in Space.”
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