Energetic and accessible, acclaimed standup John Heffron shares an array of relatable experiences from childhood through life as a married man, Step Father and Grandfather He’s learned a thing or two about relationships with family, friends, and even himself along his journeys, gaining an astute, uniquely honest perspective widely praised among his comedy peers. Audiences of all ages relate to his enthusiastic, hard-won wisdom, recognizing how often the path to maturity is marked by universal triumphs and failures. Rather than mock differences, the Detroit native aims to engage, connect, and enlighten.
Long before emerging victorious in the second season of NBC’s hit reality competition Last Comic Standing, Heffron first took the stage at the University of Michigan campus’s Main Street Comedy Showcase. He soon found himself skipping night classes to pursue his passion and branching into FM radio, serving as Danny Bonaduce’s wingman on Detroit’s Number One morning show,Danny Bonaduce and the Q Crew.
Along with appearances on The Tonight Show , Chelsea Lately, The Late Late Show, HBO, FX, VH1, A&E, and CMT, Heffron remains one of a small handful of veteran performers to tape two separate Comedy Central specials and has An Hour Special “Middle Class Funny” on Netflix.
In the podcasting realm, Heffron has guested on WTF with Marc Maron, The Joe Rogan Experience, and Ari Shaffir’s Skeptic Tank. He launched his own The State I’m In on the All Things Comedy network in August 2014. Much like his self-effacing live material, Heffron’s podcast invites guests and listeners alike to explore the ever-fluctuating position they find themselves in both physically and mentally.
In addition to headlining clubs and appearing at festivals around the world, Heffron remains in high demand as a performer at events for numerous Fortune 50 companies including Mercedes, Frito Lay, Sonic, Johnson & Johnson, Ernst and Young, And The FBI Just to name a few.
His 5 albums, Middle Class Funny DVD, Episodes specials have been massive hits, and best-selling advice book I Come to You From the Future: Everything You’ll Need to Know Before You Know It, His Spy thriller “The holding deal” and multiple childrens books he wrote with his wife Michelle, have all been number 1 best sellers and are available on iTunes and Amazon.