John Evans began comedy in Tulsa Oklahoma back in 1996. Since that first open mic he moved to Minneapolis, LA, and Pittsburgh. Along the way he has had countless comedy club dates, performed on Live at Gotham and was a semi-finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. However, his biggest stage is the one he stepped onto about 11 months ago when he decided to get sober. We discuss this life changing moment and how his career and relationships were effected.
He shares an especially private moment that occurred when he ran across letters his father had sent his mother while stationed in Vietnam. And how he is now a better father to his own two sons. John also talks about growing up in the 70’s (his favorite era) and his love of thrifting. A love that led him to open his own vintage store in Pittsburgh for a time.
With a new found sobriety and a wealth of new material look for great things to come from John Evans! Enjoy our conversation and look for him on social media: @thriftstoreguy on Twitter and he is updating his website: JohnEvansComedian.com