John caters to audiences seeking good humor and good taste. He delivers real, funny, one-of-a-kind perspectives on dating, marriage, parenting, American culture and struggling to do the right thing.
John grew up in Northern Virginia, just outside of Washington D.C. He studied Marketing at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and worked a regular shirt and tie job as his interest in comedy grew. After competing in and winning local comedy competitions, John discovered he had knack for telling jokes and stories that could draw a crowd of any age.
John enjoys making a wide variety of audiences laugh while never having to resort to harsh language, shock value or taboo subject matters. Each show is custom fit to the company or organization by gathering information prior to the performance to create that personal feel.
His comedy is a mix of commentary, story-telling, and clean humor. He currently lives in downtown Wilmington, NC with his wife, Elizabeth and their two young children.
"John Felts was great to work with. He was friendly and professional, showed up early, and reminded me several times that he is flexible to work some things out. His show was hilarious and personal. He did his research and connected with our students personally. He rolled with the crowd well and kept people laughing. Some students came in skeptics, but left impressed. One student in particular came expecting to leave early, but stayed for the whole show due to how funny John was. After the show, John stuck around to meet students, take pictures, and speak with some of our leadership. I have already recommended him to another nearby college, and look forward to bringing him back here one day."
- Coordinator for Campus Activities, Welcome Week in Central, SC
"John Felts did an amazing job engaging with our students! He took the time to research specifics about our school and integrated that into his stand up. Lots of laughter and everyone had a great time. Would highly recommend!"
- Director of Campus Activities, Campus Comedy Show in Azusa, CA
"John Felts was so great to work with. Not only did he kill his comedy routine, but he was so polite and fun to be around. The crowd loved him. We will definitely bring him back to our campus again."
- Assistant Director of Student Activities and Involvement, Campus Comedy Show in Berrien Springs, MI
"John Felts was a fabulous presence for our event. His humor was spot on and we loved how well he tied his jokes in with the happenings on campus. He was extremely courteous and professional, prompt, and very easy to work with. He had the audience in stitches for the whole show – building an instant rapport with them. We would be delighted to have him back any time."
- Director, Center for Faith and Service, Campus Concert in Fayette, MO
"I have received nothing but rave reviews about John Felts. He did his homework to learn about our University before arriving and utilized the unique components of Judson in his routine. He even used a couple of pictures from our website and the students just loved the fun he poked at their university. Homecoming could be a unique challenge for a comedian as the audience is comprised of both current students as well as alumni from different generations. However, his humor was enjoyed by all as much of the jokes were personal to a common experience - Judson University. John arrived in advance of his scheduled time and took the opportunity to connect with some students as well as the Tech Producer for the event. John made sure that none of his jokes would be inappropriate by running some of them by me in advance of his performance. Needless to say, he was always appropriate, yet very funny."
- Director of Alumni Relations, Homecoming in Elgin, IL
"The performance by John Felts was great. We had 600 in attendance and John had them laughing from start to finish. John was top notch to work with. He contacted me weeks before the show date to get some "inside" information on our school. After he got that info, he called me to talk through some of the finer points of our traditions to make sure that the audience would "get the joke." I could tell from his questions that he knew what he was doing and that reassured me and helped with promotion. John used the right amount"
- Director of Campus Life, Family weekend in Searcy, AR
"We are not used to having comedians here at Asbury, so having John Felts was a unique experience. And what a great event it turned out to be! John was great with communication preceding the performance and gave prompt replies and excellent info on what he was hoping and what he needed. It was very simple to host him. His needs were minimal and so it was easy to prepare for his time here. The event was very well attended. The students packed out our Student Center and it was fun to hear them relaxing and enjoying the time. There seemed to me to be a great connection between the students and John. They stayed the whole time and laughed a lot at his jokes. I was really happy with the turn out and response. He was professional and easy to work with."
- Assistant Director for Student Leadership Development, Campus Comedy Show in Wilmore, KY
"John Felts exceeded our expectations in every way. He was prompt, professional, and truly connected with our students. In fact one student compared him to Jonathan Winters, high praise from my perspective. His material was spot on, that is general and specific to our campus. We look forward to having him back at some point."
- Chief Operating Officer, Senior Banquet in Woodbridge, VA
"John Felts did a great job relating to the kids both during the performance and at the after-event. We appreciate him sharing his talent and his story."
- Program Coordinator, Student Assembly in Convoy, OH
"We really enjoyed having John Felts out to our university for Orientation weekend. His humor was tasteful and hilarious. Our students loved him. We would hire him back anytime!"
- Assistant Director of Student Life, New Student Orientation in Ave Maria, FL
"We were so impressed with John Felts! He did an outstanding job at our event. The student body and the faculty COULD NOT STOP LAUGHING! It was a night that the senior class will remember as one of the highlights of their senior year. Thank you!"
- Director of Student Development, Senior Class Banquet in Magnolia, AR
"John Felts did an amazing job with this event! The audience of college students loved him and his responses to the audience were hilarious. He was a joy to work with, and soo funny!"
- Event Planner, Comedy Concert in Denton, TX
|10/9/2020||Bangor, ME||50th Anniversary Weekend|
|4/7/2019||Oakland, MD||Church Services|
|4/6/2019||Mountain Lake Park, MD||Father Daughter Gala|
|3/22/2019||Avon, MA||Volunteer Banquet|
|3/16/2019||Burlington, NC||Comedy Night|
|3/9/2019||Hot Springs, AR||Annual Convention|
|3/2/2019||La Grange, NC||Member Appreciation Banquet|
|2/23/2019||Dodge City, KS||Annual Banquet|
|2/15/2019||Onalaska, WI||Laugh Your Heart Out Loud Comedy Night|
|2/10/2019||Wilmington, NC||Comedy Show|
|1/25/2019||Grayslake, IL||MOPS Date Night|
|1/18/2019||Bellville, TX||Comedy Show|
|1/12/2019||Garden City, KS||Christmas Party|
|1/4/2019||Green Bay, WI||Company Holiday Celebration|
|12/31/2018||Lake Junaluska, NC||Christian Youth Retreat|
|12/16/2018||Beaufort, SC||Christmas Celebration|
|12/15/2018||Bowling Green, FL||Company Christmas Party|
|12/7/2018||Van Wert, OH||Company Christmas Party|
|11/4/2018||Dallas, TX||Volunteer Appreciation Banquet|
|11/3/2018||Mesa, AZ||Annual Fundraiser|
|10/28/2018||Middletown, OH||Outreach Event|
|10/27/2018||Culpeper, VA||"Come Laugh With Me" Date Night|
|10/20/2018||Memphis, TN||Campus Ministry Fundraiser|
John Felts has recently performed in: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, just to name a few.