John Wing is a very funny person.
His ease with a comedic turn of phrase belies the hard work behind his success.
In this episode John talks about his writing regime. He shares the story of the two years he spent writing jokes in an effort to appear on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and how diligent he was about making the Tonight Show talent coordinator, Jim McCauley, laugh. His diligence paid off: he’s appeared on the Tonight Show six times!
His new podcast, The Bad Piano Player, is a delightful exploration of popular music of the 20s, 30s and 40s – a rare treat.
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 and was a writer in residence at the University of Windsor’s creative writing program.
John’s podcast: The Bad Piano Player