John Russell is a comedian currently based in Rochester, Mn.
JR has actually been asked if he was a giant. Not a comedy giant, a Jack and the bean stalk giant. His personality on stage is just as big. Audiences pay attention because they are afraid not to. Really he's more the lovable oaf type, but don't tell them that.
JR started his public persona in 1993 as a dinner theatre actor, spent several years in the radio business as a talk show host, and is an award winning voice over artist. His transition to stand up in 2008 was a natural progression. His material is fast, topical, and timely. Add some spot on impersonations and you have a thoroughly entertained audience.
He also runs the popular internet comedy radio station "Chuckle Check", and continues to provide character driven bits to radio stations across the country.
He will be appearing in the "Best of the Midwest" showcase at the Iowa Comedy Festival October 13th.