John Hilder is an up and coming comedian who is quickly making a name for himself as one of the funniest and hardest working young comics in America.
John was born and raised in the comedic hotbed of Salt Lake City, Utah. As a child growing up VERY Mormon, John spent most of his time annoying friends, family, and teachers with his endless attempts at making those around him laugh. Through the years his love of connecting with, and entertaining people through comedy only grew, but sadly his love of being a Mormon in Utah did not, so in 2004 John left Utah and the Mormon Church for the neon pastures of lovely Las Vegas, Nevada to pursue a life of comedy and sin.
With his quirky personality, unparalleled originality and fearless attitude on stage, John quickly rose above the fray to become one of the most respected local comedians in the city. By seamlessly combining his small town innocence with a big city edge, John has become a favorite in some of the biggest casinos in Las Vegas, including the Palms, the Rio, Planet Hollywood, Bally’s, and the Mandalay Bay.
In the years since his move to Las Vegas John has toured comedy clubs, colleges, bars, theatres, casinos, sock hops, and any other venue or event he could find with a microphone and a semi-attentive audience. He was also a writer and featured member of the Las Vegas Laughs Street Team on the Fox television affiliate in Las Vegas. In January 2010 John released his debut comedy album entitled “Johnsense,” which is currently available on iTunes and Amazon. Needless to say, it is taking the country by sarcastic storm.
Using a combination of story telling mixed with set-up punchlines, James makes observations on everyday situations that we can all relate with, while politely pointing out some of the cultural contradictions that have become the status quo. James has played many corporate events for major companies in Food Service, Oil and Gas, Technology, Medical and Banking industries.