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WED | July 13: Josh Johnson

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Josh Johnson

Stand up comedian Josh Johnson is taking the stage at Boom Chicago! He will be doing TWO shows on July 13: Stand up @ 19:30 and Musical Improv Spectacular @ 22:00.

a man looking at the cameraJosh Johnson is a stand-up comedian, Emmy-nominated and NAACP award-winning writer and performer from Louisiana by way of Chicago. He is currently a writer on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and is a former writer and performer on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon where he made his late-night debut.

As a stand-up, Johnson was named Comedy Central’s “Comic to Watch” in 2015, a “New Face” at the Just for Laughs comedy festival in 2016 and ‘New York’s Funniest’ in 2018. His story “Catfishing the KKK” has amassed over 8.5 million views on YouTube and he is one of the most streamed comedians across Comedy Central’s digital platforms with over 31M views to date. In 2017, Comedy Central released his half-hour special Comedy Central Stand Up Presents…Josh Johnson and his album I Like You on Comedy Central Records. In 2018 his quarter hour special, as part of The Comedy Lineup, was released on Netflix.

He has spent the last couple years touring the world with Trevor Noah as a part of the Loud & Clear tour and he tapes his first hour special for Comedy Central, executive produced by Trevor Noah, in New York later this year.

Johnson lives in New York and can be seen performing regularly at The Comedy Cellar. His podcast, The Josh Johnson Show, releases weekly.

Described by Vanyaland as “live stand-up observational humor with musical compositions. Both elements wade in and out of political and social waters between the two “arcs” of the multi-genre epic”

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