John Beuhler

Award Winning Stand-up Comedian

About John Beuhler

John Beuhler’s style has been described as, wickedly funny, fearless and poignant. John’s arsenal of sickly smart comedy is enough to leave any crowd begging for more. He is at ease in front of many different types of audiences, and he is fast becoming one of North America’s favorite comedians.

Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, John Beuhler found his calling early; he could make people laugh. In 1997, at the age of nineteen, John performed stand-up for the first time. The show went better then anyone could have expected, and John was hooked. Beuhler would perform several times per week every week for the next three years.   

In his first few years, John starred in a national comedy special, won the Just for Laughs Home Grown Comedy Competition, finished in the finals of the Seattle International Comedy Competition, and shot two more Canadian stand-up specials for Canadian national television. All before the age of 25.    

John has performed in the Just for Laughs Festival Gala where he won over the crowd and was touted as saving the show.

John then went on to win the Corner Gas Comedy contest. Giving him $10 000, and an appearance on Corner Gas with his mentor Brent Butt.

John has opened for the likes of Dennis Miller, Brent Butt, Joan Rivers, Martin Short, Zach Galifianakis, and Craig Ferguson to name a few.  John's style has been described as, wickedly funny, fearless and poignant. 

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Awards & Designations

  • Winner- Comedy Mix Comedy Show Down, Vancouver 2010, 2012
  • Winner- Great Canadian Laugh Off, Vancouver Final
  • Winner- Corner Gas $10 000 Comic Genius Competition, 2006
  • Nominated- for a Canadian Comedy Award, 2000, 2007
  • Third Place- Seattle International Comedy Competition, 2000
  • Winner- Home Grown Finals, Montreal, 2000
  • Winner- Home grown Comedy Comp, Vancouver, 1999

Career Highlights

Comedy Writing

  • Story consultant Hiccups CTV, 2011
  • Official Selection, Just For Laughs 2007, (Just For Pitching)
  • Debaters/ CBC Radio, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • The 2005 Juno Awards, CBC
  • Comedy Now 2003/ CTV Comedy Network

Notable Live Appearances

Comedy Festival Appearances

  • Halifax Comedy Festival, 2009
  • Just For Laughs, Montreal, 2000, 2003 & 2007
  • Regina Laughing Gas Festival, 2007
  • Vancouver, International Comedy Festival, 2004 & 2005

Stage Appearances With

  • Robin Williams
  • Zach Galifinakis
  • Dennis Miller
  • Brent Butt
  • Martin Short
  • Joan Rivers
  • Craig Ferguson


  • Halifax Comedy Festival 2009, 2012 CBC
  • Corner Gas Comic Genius Contest Live 2006/ CTV, Comedy Network
  • Just For Laughs, Carl Reiner Gala, 2003/ CBC, Comedy Network
  • Comedy Now 2003, CTV / Comedy Network
  • Crossing the Main 2003, CBC
  • The Debaters / CBC Radio, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Madly Off in All Directions / CBC Radio, 2005


Vancouver Sun Malcolm Parry - Nov 30, 2019

"If the TV and movie executives who audit Beuhler don't make him a star, the world will have a lot less laughter in it." 

Montreal Gazette Bill Brownstien - Nov 30, 2019

"When it seemed that nothing could go right (at the Just For Laughs Gala) John Beuhler, a young, unheralded, Canuck comic took the stage. He slayed, and save the night."

Georgia Straight Guy MacPherson - Nov 30, 2019

"Bill Maher, Margaret Cho, and Bill Cosby. John Beuhler is neither a big name nor an American-he is, in fact, a local-but he's just as funny as they are."