John Roy began his comedy career in Chicago, where he studied Improv at Second City and the Annoyance Theater. He moved to Los Angeles in 2004. He has appeared on numerous television programs including Conan, The Tonight Show, The Late Late Show, Last Comic Standing, and CBS’ Star Search, where he was the first comedy champion.
John is a regular performer on the most prestigious independent shows in comedy, including Meltdown, Comedy at The Knitting Factory, and Whiplash, as well as the best comedy clubs in North America, such as the Laugh Factory, The Hollywood Improv, and the Comedy Attic. John has performed in the Just For Laughs Festival in Chicago, the HBO Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, the Limestone Festival in Bloomington, and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Oregon. In 2014, John performed at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.
Together with James Adomian, John wrote and performed, along with Marc Maron, in the web series “Maron in Space” for Funny or Die and IFC in 2013. He is frequently heard on satellite radio and his AST Records release “Alexander Hamilton” was named one of the Ten Best Comedy Releases of 2013 by the LA Weekly. John’s podcast “Don’t Ever Change” has comedians talk about their high school years and has featured Dan Harmon, Kumail Nanjiani, and Kyle Kinane.