John Hastings / Standup comics, comedians and comedy writers from the finest talent roster in Canada
John has been performing stand-up since 2006. He has won the Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival Homegrown Comedy Competition, has been called “one to watch” by the Comedy Network and was the only Canadian Finalist of the 2011 San Francisco Comedy Competition. On top of that he was the youngest comedian to appear at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival in 2011.
In 2012, John won the COCA comedian of the year award and moved to London, England and in 2013 he was chosen to be part of the Pleasance Comedy Reserve Showcase at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival. From that point onward, John has been performing across the comedy circuit and at every festival in the country. From the Glasgow Comedy Festival to Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival, Machynlleth, Sonisphere, Galway Comedy Festival, Nottingham, OffBeat, Derby and many, many more - not to mention the clubs, from The Stand to The Glee Clubs and every club in between.
John has returned to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival each year and reached critical acclaim with a new hour, 2014 Adventure, 2015 Marked From the Start - which was nominated for the Amused Moose Best Show Award and 2016 will see him bring his brand new hour Integrity to the largest Arts Festival in the World. 2014's show lead him to be picked by Mary Tobin Presents to be part of The Best of Edinburgh Fringe across the Australian festivals in 2015 and he returned to Melbourne in 2016 to be part of the show again.
There is no doubt that John is an incredible performer and will continue to work his way across the world making audience’s laugh.
"A strong calling card for a thoughtful and observant comic with enjoyably wry sensibilities" - Chortle
"He was fast, polished and had an original slant. We will hear more of him." - BroadwayBaby.com
"He hits that sweet spot" - Now Magazine
"I had the pleasure of working with John Hastings for the rollout of a new television channel at the Bite-tv press launch.... I found him to be one of the most professional and entertaining young comedians I’ve seen and worked with... John was able to connect with the audience and his performance, both fresh and relevant, set the tone for a success Bite-tv launch presentation... I recommend him as a comedic performer for any situation or event. "
-Marcia M, Creative Consultant, Bite TV