James Johann

JAMES JOHANN’s hometown honesty and high-energy style provides audiences with a witty and entertaining reflection of life as he sees it. After growing up on country music, countless bad haircuts, and a heavy dose of Catholic school, James began his standup career in Kansas City. With a style that is humble yet hilarious, James’ country charm is sure to win over even the biggest of city slickers. 

James showcases his universal appeal by delivering powerful performances alongside many top-grossing names in comedy such as Lewis Black, Tracy Morgan, and Kevin Nealon. Notorious for his role of “Rural Genius,” James has been featured on the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, CMT.com, Blue Collar Radio, Sirius Satellite, and on radio broadcast stations across the South and Midwest. He has toured with Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy in Paying for the New Trailer, as well as other country legends Bill Engvall and Ron White. His television credits include featured roles on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, CMT’s Comedy Stage and Greatest Redneck Moments II, Byron Allen’s Comedy TV, and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. In addition to headlining shows across America, James was a hit at the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival.

Fans everywhere can relate to James’ homespun stories about living a small-town life in a big world. Bringing his characteristic country flavor into the comedy circuit, James gives a show full of good laughs and great times. Wherever he goes, James is one standup who never fails in keepin’ it rural.