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For the past fifteen years Johnny Gardhouse has been a touring stand-up comic, making him a true road warrior. From coast to coast, across Canada and the United States, and all the way to the other side of the planet, Johnny has played colleges, universities, nightclubs and hosted numerous corporate engagements.
However, you’ve probably never heard of him. That suits him just fine, because once you’ve seen Johnny, you will never forget him.
He is quick on his feet and never at a loss for words. His razor sharp comebacks and unique blend of current event and storytelling comedy make this Canadian Gordie able to hold his own on the world stage.
“Hey, he kinda looks familiar?” Well that’s because Johnny can be seen in countless television commercials, that air across North America.
From his turn as the “Cash for Life” postman, to the boomerang ducking guy in the Sensodine Toothpaste ad, he has been invading your living room for more than fifteen years.
Some may also recognize Johnny from the Blockheads, the Toronto comedy troupe that fooled talk show host Jerry Springer changing daytime TV forever.
Last year Johnny was featured in the hit NBC series “Last Comic Standing” where he shone brightly.
For insomniacs and the unemployed he is most recognizable from his co-host duties on the Comedy Networks hit series “Gutter Ball Alley” where pushing the envelope of dignity was their mandate.
Last year also ended with a life changing tour of the Middle East, where he was honored to travel to Afghanistan to perform for the Canadian Forces and Coalition allies.
Johnny Gardhouse, bringing you the ha, ha since 1992.
Comedy Military Bio
Operation LOL 2001 to Present)
Tours extensively across Canada performing at Canadian Forces Bases throughout.
Held mostly at Sgt. NCO's & Jr. Ranks messes, with some theatre shows added per demand.
With this tour Johnny has performed at almost every military base in Canada. Here is a partial list: Gagetown, Bagetville, DND Headquarters, Kingston, Trenton, LFTA Meaford, Borden, Shiloh, Edmonton, Coldlake, Moosejaw, Esqualmalt
CFS Alert (Dec 2012)
In 2012 Johnny travelled the top of the world, just 500 Klicks south of the North Pole, to perform for Canadian Forces personnel and civilian support workers.
Comedy Warriors: healing through humour (11 May 2014)
MC for Joe Kashnow and Bobby Henline, two former members US Army, wounded in Iraq and now stand up comedians.
MC'd the Toronto portion of the tour
Canadian Forces Show Tour Afghanistan 2008
Travelled to Kandahar/ Kabul & all points in-between.
At Kandahar Airfield I played not only for The Canadian Forces but our allied partners as well. Two shows, each crowd 2000 plus personnel.
Kabul was one show for Officers and NCO's o not only the Canadian Armed forces, but also that of our allied partners as well.
While in country, we travelled well "outside the wire" to several FOB's (Forward Operational Base) and did smaller scale tour shows for troops stationed there.
Geilenkirchen NATO Airbase, Germany
Performed for Canadian and American Forces at this european NATO base.
Military Charity Work
Soldier On (2006- Present)
Performed on many fundraiser shows for this fantastic charity.
Soldier On helps integrate wounded soldiers back into society through sport.
Never Quit (2011- Present)
Performed on many fundraising shows for this incredible charity founded by wounded veteran Master Cpl. Jody Mitic.
Sons of Terra Nova: The Monchy Nine
A one hour docu-drama about the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and the battle of Monchy le Preux, in which 9 resolute men held off an enemy that outnumbered them five to one.
Writer/ director/ producer
Airing on the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. Fall 2014
"It went really well. We were very happy with him and he was hilarious. Many people commented that he was funny in ‘corporate’ mode and they would love to see him without the corporate restrictions!"
-Laura K, Town of Saugeen Shores