John Cullen is the rare comedian that you watch and he’s having so much fun on stage that you can’t decide whether he’s having more fun or you are. A charismatic performer and a modern-day renaissance man, John brings his vast experiences in life as a curler, high school teacher, drummer, and friend to the stage in an attempt to make sure that everybody has the best time. Because really, that’s what comedy is all about.
If you’re still somehow concerned you won’t have the best time, just know that John has accomplished a great many things in a very short period of time. In just six years as a comedian, John has performed at the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal twice(including once for TV), Just for Laughs Northwest in Vancouver, rose through the Yuk Yuk’s ranks to become a club headliner, and did his first TV taping at the Halifax Comedy Festival in 2016.
So there. Now come out to a show and let’s all be friends.
John was born with hockey skates on and will probably die the same way, wearing a Maple Leafs jersey. He prays they’ll have won something by then. In fact, if they finally do win the Stanley Cup, that could be the cause of his death.
John is currently the co-host of the very popular sports/comedy podcast, Real Good Show, with Justin Morissette and Stefan Heck. The boys talk more about stupid stuff than sports, which is probably why it has proven so popular. The podcast has been featured on Splitsider’s “This Week in Podcasts”, and made the iTunes “New and Noteworthy” charts in both the Comedy and Sports categories in Canada and the U.S. after only 5 episodes. The podcast has been downloaded over 100,000 times and can be listened to on iTunes(by clicking “Real Good Show” above) or on SoundCloud at http://www.soundcloud.com/justinmoris. The show has featured such guests as Ewan Currie(Sheepdogs), Max Kerman(Arkells), Graham Wright(Tokyo Police Club), ex-NHL player Kyle Wellwood, Jon Hendren, Jeb Lund, and a host of others. Previous to that, John was a frequent guest host and contributor on the now-defunct Funnier Than Gretzky podcast.
John spent time as a staff writer at Hockey Now, Canada’s most widely-published hockey magazine, working there for 3 years, and has also written for the Vancouver Province, Shnarped Hockey, and Canucks Army.
John has been curling competitively since 1999, picking up the game in Ontario and then leaving for the British Columbia curling scene. He has been to BC Men’s Provincials 8 times(winning silver in 2015 and 2017 and bronze in 2012 and 2016), won six World Curling Tour events, and is currently playing lead for Team Joanisse, who have been ranked in the top 25 on the WCT Money List for the past two seasons.
He now writes for the Curling Canada website, writing a popular interview feature called “Magical Question Fun Time”, where he interviews top Canadian curlers in a personal, amusing fashion. He previously hosted an acclaimed webseries called “Cullen and a Curler”, one of the first curling interview series to feature personality-style, one-on-one interviews with top curlers. Past guests on that show included 2013 World Champion/2014 Olympic Bronze Medalist Niklas Edin, 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist Ben Hebert, and 2014 Olympic Gold Medalist Brad Jacobs.
The video series can still be found on the world’s largest independent curling website, CurlingZone, and can be streamed at http://www.youtube.com/CurlingZone
John has played in two bands in the Vancouver music scene, Shukov and Hayfa Makes Music. Both can be found on the interwebs if you care enough to search the first 40 pages of Google. His bands have played all over Western Canada with the likes of k-os, Tokyo Police Club, Hey Ocean!, Current Swell, and a host of other wonderful people.
He has also written music criticism since he could put sentences together, working for various platforms in print and online, and with record labels such as Island, Universal, Dine Alone, and Equal Vision.
Last but not least, John wanted to be a teacher from an early age. As early as he could remember. He currently fulfills that dream, working as a teacher-on-call, mainly in English. Eventually, he’ll get a full-time job, when he grows up and stuff.
All the views/opinions on this website are his own, unfortunately.