John Wing has been performing comedy for over 20 years.
In this podcast John talks about his writing regime and why he can’t use some of his best jokes, simply because he’s outgrown them. He shares the story of the two years he spent writing the jokes he needed to please the Tonight Show talent coordinator, Jim McCauley. His diligence paid off and he’s appeared on the Tonight Show six times!
John was a semi-finalist on America’s Got Talent.
Here’s a behind-the-scenes clip from his appearance on America’s Got Talent
John comes from a competitive family and he admits that’s one of the reasons he works so hard to achieve his goals.
As well as writing comedy, John is a highly regarded poet. Later this year John will be a writer in residence at the University of Windsor’s creative writing program.
Ins Choi’s playwrighting debut, “Kim’s Convenience,” won the New Play Award and the Patron’s Pick Award at the 2011 Toronto Fringe Festival. The show went on to open Soulpepper’s 2012 year, where it played to sold-out houses.
We talk about what it was like growing up with a pastor for a father and how he drew from his personal experience to write his play, “Kim’s Convenience,” which is set in the world of a Korean convenience store owner.