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November 5, 2023


November 5, 2023

Mike Binder


John Heffron is Michigan born and bred. You listen to ten minutes of his new special ‘Sunday Night in DC’ or any of his CD’s including, ‘Kid with a Cape’ ‘Good Kid, Bad Adult, ‘The Better Half’ or his DVD ‘Middle Class funny and the guy from the mitten state shines through along with his unique personality. Funny, friendly, gentle, and warm, if not maybe a bit confused, befuddled, and bewildered by life.

It’s strong stuff in the vein of Nate Bargatze, and Greg Warren. A younger version of Tim Allen. His newest special is ‘Sunday Night in DC’ which I thought was really funny, and very spontaneous. Truly a comedy club set. It’s on 800 pound Gorilla, a You Tube channel that puts out some of the best new stuff lately. He’s in good company there.

Heffron’s early career in comedy began during his time at the Eastern university of Michigan, and then in Ann Arbor at the Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, also in Detroit at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle. His ability to connect with young audiences and make them laugh earned him a reputation as one of the funniest comedians on the club and the college circuit.

After gaining popularity on the college circuit, John took his stand up career to the next level by performing on NBC’s Last Comic Standing eventually winning the second season of the show. His victory on Last Comic Standing launched him into the national spotlight and opened up a lot of new opportunities.

Touring and Performances

John has performed at comedy clubs and theaters across the United States. His relatable comedy style and ability to connect with people from all walks of life have made him a favorite for corporate events and fundraisers. He’s headlined shows and engagements with Fortune 50 companies and is always booked somewhere. It’s pretty great. He’s carved out quite a niche for himself, and he’s just getting better and better.

What I love though is that as a Midwest stand-up comedian, John has a unique ability to really capture the spirit of the region through his comedy. As I said, like a young Tim Allen, John’s ability to find humor in everyday situations and his knack for storytelling have helped solidify his reputation as one of the funniest and most relatable comedians in the industry.


He’s on Episode #45 of the podcast this week. Up now. On, X, here on the Substack and Apple and all over the place. Enjoy!

Also, visit John’s website to find out about his dates and his comings and going and such!