John is an outstanding stand-up comedian and MC who appeals to a broad audience and is equally at home performing at Corporate dinners or football club fundraisers. He is a regular and very popular performer on showcase nights at Auckland’s Classic Comedy Club and has twice performed solos shows in the New Zealand International Comedy Festival.



For 11 years John has  produced a weekly editorial  cartoon for New Zealand’s largest rural newspaper (NZ Farmer/Straight Furrow) as well as providing individual  cartoons to lighten up  the pages of other people’s reports, posters,  pamphlets  and social media platforms. 


John is a talented and entertaining public speaker for young and mature audiences alike. With 63 years of life experience and a large cache of comedy  and performance poetry material to draw on, John is a thoroughly entertaining, engaging and sometimes even inspiring MC or after-dinner speaker.



Most of John’s published writing has been for children. He has had over 150 fiction and non-fiction books and countless poems and plays published as part of literacy and maths programmes in primary schools around the world. He has also written hundreds online multimedia educational games and learning activities that are part of the Sunshine Online and Sunshine Classics literacy programmes.