Johnny Johnston

Piping-good comedy heard around the world

About Johnny Johnston

At this point, you have heard him or heard of him. You really have. “Oh, that comedian who plays the bagpipes???” Yes! You know Johnny Bagpipes.

His comedy-music show is the fulcrum where rock & roll meets bagpipes and leaves you doubled-over by his sincere, clever wit.

For a solid thirty years he has awed and humoured audiences with his clean, corporate-appropriate comedy show; a show which Canada’s biggest companies have gladly booked and counted on to enhance their events.

“It’s not an hour of bagpipes. Put that out of your head. It’s clean, seasoned comedy informed by a lifetime of travel, heart and soul.” - Johnny Bagpipes

Johnny is a dual-citizen so hopping borders is no issue, and neither is managing any requirements event planners have. He has worked with various groups and crowds and can tell you hilarious stories about ‘incidents’—situations that never catch this professional like a deer in the headlights. You can count on him to bring the funny and do it with polish.

Winnipeg Free Press Article from Winnipeg Comedy Festival April 2012.Great write up. Please take a minute to read.

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Notable Live Appearances

Festival Live Appearances

  • Montreal Just For Laughs International Comedy Festival
  • Winnipeg Comedy Festival
  • Halifax Comedy Festival

Stage Appearances With

  • Rich Little
  • Stills, Nash, & Young
  • Blue Rodeo


  • Just For Laughs - CBC
  • Winnipeg Comedy Festival - CBC
  • Halifax Comedy Festival - CBC
  • They PIpe Among Us - Documentary Short


Alberta Medical Association - Nov 4, 2019

“Your amusing act and quick humor fit in well with the current health care climate and left everybody in attendance laughing. Your performance was enjoyed by all. Your clever combination of humor, music, and acting were just what the doctor ordered.” 

Scotia Bank - Nov 4, 2019

“Not only did he fill the bill and live up to our expectations he was simply outstanding. Our group was a tired lot from their day’s activities however Johnny quickly energized them with his material and affable delivery.”

General Motors of Canada - Nov 4, 2019

“He kept the crowd laughing for the entire length of his performance with local humor. He poked fun at things everyone could relate to. When he played the bagpipes, we heard such a wonderful variety of sounds, good entertainment indeed”