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texasplumr
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November 24th, 2014 at 11:06:13 AM permalink
I've seen him twice in Vegas so it's kind of relevant. It would appear that he is dying. I just watched a YouTube video where he is sitting down and talking to the audience because he can't stand and perform anymore. He had everybody who worked with him over the years in the audience so he could say good - bye. Damn.

After a cursory search of the internet it would seem that it isn't a hoax. At least I can say that I caught his act a couple of times. Unlike Sam Kinison.

Probably should have posted this in off topic. Sorry.
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November 24th, 2014 at 11:31:58 AM permalink
Norm Clarke had a good interview with him last month in the LVRJ I remember seeing him on TV a few times several years ago with a frenetic act that in hindsight, was fueled by his meth addiction.
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November 24th, 2014 at 12:13:34 PM permalink
I remember him from a Young Commedians HBO special in 80's. I also saw him in Vegas before but he has burnt every opportunity given him due to the drugs. He was last seen at Ballys in 2013 for a few weeks. He used to have a huge house in Vegas but not sure if he lost it.

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August 19th, 2019 at 7:42:39 PM permalink
documentary just released on Hulu. It is a little boring but I enjoy documentaries so I found it interesting.
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August 20th, 2019 at 12:36:23 AM permalink
Quote: GWAE

documentary just released on Hulu. It is a little boring but I enjoy documentaries so I found it interesting.



You should have added that John believes his addiction to meth is keeping him going...

https://decider.com/2019/08/19/the-amazing-johnathan-documentary-where-is-he-now/
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August 20th, 2019 at 7:18:47 AM permalink
The single worst show I've seen in Vegas, but my date and my friends all thought he was great. I wish him well.
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August 20th, 2019 at 8:42:15 AM permalink
I know the guy pretty well, seen his show so many times know it by heart. I'd just call and his assistant would put us down for as many free tickets as we wanted. The "best" part about his show Was in fact that it almost never changed.

And then when used to stay at the Nugget a lot, they would constantly show that clip from his show on the "Golden Nugget TV channel" (the channel all the resorts have which loop plays info about the casino and hotel) where he was sawing through his arm with a long knife, the skit where he saws through a little bit and the audience is already grimacing from all the blood, and then he pulls the knife back, explains that it was all fake and THEN says "If I were ACTUALLY cutting through my arm, it would look like, THIS" and then starts REALLY cutting into the flesh.
Actually though, he eliminated that part of his show by the time he got to the Harmon Theater he had eliminated that bit.

I guess I didn't know him all that well because although we hung out a bit I had no idea what a meth addict he was. I always knew he was a druggie but not the extent or the exact drug of choice.
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August 20th, 2019 at 10:24:12 AM permalink
Quote: MDawg

I know the guy pretty well, seen his show so many times know it by heart. I'd just call and his assistant would put us down for as many free tickets as we wanted. The "best" part about his show Was in fact that it almost never changed.

And then when used to stay at the Nugget a lot, they would constantly show that clip from his show on the "Golden Nugget TV channel" (the channel all the resorts have which loop plays info about the casino and hotel) where he was sawing through his arm with a long knife, the skit where he saws through a little bit and the audience is already grimacing from all the blood, and then he pulls the knife back, explains that it was all fake and THEN says "If I were ACTUALLY cutting through my arm, it would look like, THIS" and then starts REALLY cutting into the flesh.
Actually though, he eliminated that part of his show by the time he got to the Harmon Theater he had eliminated that bit.

I guess I didn't know him all that well because although we hung out a bit I had no idea what a meth addict he was. I always knew he was a druggie but not the extent or the exact drug of choice.



I saw him many years ago and remember the show to be ok. He was one of the first vegas magic shows that I saw. Him and the afternoon show with a tiger whomever that is/was. I didnt realize that he was doing the same show all that time. I wonder how many of them do it that way.
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August 20th, 2019 at 10:39:49 AM permalink
He used to put on a haunted house every 3rd Halloween or something.

It was the best one, imo. Much like his act. It was funny and clever, more than attempting to be actually scary. I can't remember it that well, except that it involved a lot of optical illusions and I really enjoyed it.
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August 20th, 2019 at 10:52:29 AM permalink
By the way his name is Johnthan. With an H. His stage name anyway.
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