Wing explores the many faces of irony, self-criticism, his ambiguous background, the ambiguity of being at heart a Canadian but living in the US. Humour is at the heart of Wing’s concerns, but as a professional comedian, he knows that below the laugh is a huge hurt, almost pain. And, he is always willing to expose himself to others. That is what he does night-in, night-out!
Born and raised in Sarnia, Ontario, John Wing has been a stand-up comedian for more than 20 years. He has worked in comedy clubs and colleges in thirty states and in every Canadian province. Arriving in America in the late '80s, John quickly racked up appearances on Fox's Comic Strip Live, MTV's Half Hour Comedy Hour, VH-1's Stand Up Spotlight, and A&E's An Evening At The Improv, on which he has performed five times. He has also starred in two pilots, Class Clowns for Disney and Dick Clark Productions, and Longshot Café for Filmhouse Entertainment. John's big break came with a shot at The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1990. He has since made six appearances. Having made his deadpan, sarcastic wit a style to be reckoned with, John made his second go-around at the 1993 Montreal Just For Laughs Festival and his performance for the Canadian Broadcasting Company's special was strong enough to earn him a Gemini nomination, Canada's award for excellence in television. In 2007 John had his own radio show on CBC.