Ever since Jeff Foxworthy pioneered redneck stand-up, comedy has never been the same. A whole new genre emerged to tickle the funny bones of people in the United States. On top of that, a host of new comedians, young and old, found their niche. As part of this modern cannon of comedy, James Johann is in the Circle City this week at Crackers Comedy Club in Indianapolis downtown. Do not be fooled by his fresh baby face. This funny man has earned his nickname as a “Rural Genius” from years of experience.
A Midwest native, James Johann was born into the revolutionary era of bell-bottom jeans, wood paneled station wagons and disco music. Despite throngs of hippies and flower children taking over the world, Johann managed a quiet life full of country music, bad haircuts and Catholic school in large doses Sunday through Friday. The food service industry recognized his talents for comedy early on, giving him the boot and a chance to pursue a dream. After leaving his last “McJob” in 1991, he began his career as a stand-up comedian in the great state of Kansas.
Since then he has become a veteran of the stand-up comedy circuit. With a flair for self-depreciating humor, a lot of energy and the ability to delve childishly into any topic, James Johann has made quiet a name for himself over the years. His sets are generally foul language free, as this comedian prefers to rely on his brain rather than profanity to get his laughs. His acts finds a genuine focus on universal themes such as the common man, failures, successes and a truthful reflection on life as James Johann sees it. His hilarious takes on reality have given him a wide fan base, as he traverses the country telling jokes.
|Video: James Johann at Crackers Comedy Club Downtown, Indianapolis, Indiana
As a “Rural Genius,” James Johann has had the pleasure of performing with Blue Collar Comedy greats in the Paying For The New Trailer tour with Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy. In addition, James Johann was invited to perform in the New Faces of Comedy category at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in 2004. You may recognize James Johann from his appearance on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, which aired in 2005. From 2005 to 2007, James headlined the Slackers comedy tour, produced by the originators of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. And now he brings his comedy styling to Indy!
Tickets to see James Johann at Crackers Comedy Club in Indianapolis downtown range from $10.00 to $20.00. Show times are anywhere between 8:00 pm and 10:30 pm. For more information about James Johann’s performances at Crackers Comedy Club in Indianapolis downtown this week, visit Crackers Comedy Club’s official website.
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December 9 – 12
Crackers Comedy Club in Indianapolis Downtown
247 S Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225