Johnny Beehner just made his network television stand up debut on the Late Show with David Letterman January 16, 2015.
Johnny puts on a funny show. That's all there is to it. He has been performing stand up comedy since 1999. He has been seen on NBC's Last Comic Standing, he can be heard on XM/ Sirius Satellite radio, and he is constantly traveling from city to city across the country making people laugh. Johnny recently took first place in Comcast's on demand comedy series, “Trial By Laughter.” He is also a regular guest on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom radio show. Johnny had the pleasure of opening for Jim Gaffigan the past two years at his sold out New Year's Eve weekend theater shows. Johnny also recently appeared on "Gotham Comedy Live" on AXS tv.
Johnny started his comedy career putting on his own shows in Milwaukee during his college years. He spent the summers between school years pounding the pavement in the comedy world of New York City, and then Los Angeles.
With a stong background in improvisational theater throughout all of college, including training at Chicago's prestigious Second City, Johnny brings a very unique show to the stage. His shows have been described as “silly,” “smart,” “fun,” and “hilarious.” Johnny centers himself as the butt of most of his jokes with tales of growing up an awkward, tall, skinny middle child in a huge family. Whether its at a college, a private event, or a comedy club, Johnny's clean and clever style of comedy is sure to keep the audience laughing.
Johnny has shared the stage with Jim Gaffigan, Robert Klein, Marc Maron, Ron White, Nick DiPaolo, David Alan Grier, Dane Cook, Andy Kindler, Frank Caliendo, Doug Stanhope, Jim Breuer, Carl LaBove, Emo Philips, Will Durst, and many more.
Other Credits include:
1st place in Comcast's “Trial By Laughter” series, 2013
3rd place in the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta, GA
Performed at Summerfest, the world's largest music festival
2nd place in the Carnival Cruise Comedy Challenge
Performed at the Detroit International Comedy Festival
Founding member of Milwaukee sketch/improv troupe, The Gentlemen's Hour