March 26 - March 27

James Johann @ The Riff

James Johann @ The Riff

James Johann was born in the Midwest during the 70s era of bell-bottom jeans, wood-paneled station wagons and disco music.


His childhood upbringing was significantly influenced by country music, countless bad haircuts and Catholic school.
In 1991, James began his stand-up career in Kansas City. Today, James is a long-time veteran of the stand-up comedy circuit, performing at comedy clubs across the country.
His self-deprecating sense of humor and high energy style come together to create an unique onstage persona. James relies more on his brain than the profane and his comedy is a truthful and hilarious reflection of life as he sees it.
In July 2004, James performed at the "New Faces of Comedy" showcase at the Montreal "Just For Laughs" Comedy Festival. James was also featured on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" in 2005.
For the next few years, James was a featured performer on the "Paying For The New Trailer" Tour starring Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy, which toured at theaters across the country.
Next James was a part of "The Slackers Tour", a National tour from the producers of The Blue Collar Comedy Tour. Reno Collier, Pat Dixon and James played in clubs across the USA.
James has appeared on Country Music Television, Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen and The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
Currently, James headlines comedy clubs all across the nation and travels the world doing stand-up on Carnival, Celebrity and Norwegian Cruise lines.
In July 2019, James was a featured performer on Dry Bar Comedy with his stand-up special “Rurally Funny”.
03/27/2021 7:00 PM

Door Time: 6:15 PM

Other Showtimes

ALL SHOWS Are Now Inside THE RIFF

1900 W. Sunset next door to Classic Rock Coffee


Tickets are $10 MORE at the Door

FULL FOOD MENU Available to All SEATING

***Two-item minimum purchase per person applies in showroom per seat***

Seating Info:

  • Balcony Seats : Provides priority reserved seating. We assign you the best available seats at the time of your purchase, and they are held for you. For a party of two it reserves a booth and table for access to FULL MENU. Larger parties can have their own section.
  • Club Seats: First-come, first-served seating on the night of the show.

FREE PARKING AVAILABLE

***HOTEL DISCOUNT***

UNIVERSITY PLAZA provides a wondeful discount for all our guests with reservations made with the following link: bit.ly/BlueRoomComedy

Rooms are usually $129 a night and our customers receive a rate for $89 a night by making reservations with the link above.


James Johann was born in the Midwest during the 70s era of bell-bottom jeans, wood-paneled station wagons and disco music.


His childhood upbringing was significantly influenced by country music, countless bad haircuts and Catholic school.
In 1991, James began his stand-up career in Kansas City. Today, James is a long-time veteran of the stand-up comedy circuit, performing at comedy clubs across the country.
His self-deprecating sense of humor and high energy style come together to create an unique onstage persona. James relies more on his brain than the profane and his comedy is a truthful and hilarious reflection of life as he sees it.
In July 2004, James performed at the "New Faces of Comedy" showcase at the Montreal "Just For Laughs" Comedy Festival. James was also featured on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" in 2005.
For the next few years, James was a featured performer on the "Paying For The New Trailer" Tour starring Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy, which toured at theaters across the country.
Next James was a part of "The Slackers Tour", a National tour from the producers of The Blue Collar Comedy Tour. Reno Collier, Pat Dixon and James played in clubs across the USA.
James has appeared on Country Music Television, Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen and The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
Currently, James headlines comedy clubs all across the nation and travels the world doing stand-up on Carnival, Celebrity and Norwegian Cruise lines.
In July 2019, James was a featured performer on Dry Bar Comedy with his stand-up special “Rurally Funny”.