John Hastings

John has been performing stand-up since 2006. He has won the Montreal Comedy Festival Home-grown Comedy Competition, has been called “one to watch” by the Comedy Network and was the only Canadian Finalist of the 2011 San Francisco Comedy Competition and the youngest comedian to appear at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival in 2011. In 2012 John won the COCA comedian of the year award and then moved to London England which gave him the opportunity to be featured on BBC radio 4, as a comedy correspondent and be selected to appear in the Comedy Reserve Showcase at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival in 2013. In 2014 John appeared at the Glasgow Comedy Festival as part of the Homecoming Showcase as well as the Leicester, Nottingham and Machynlleth Comedy Festival. John then debuted his new stand up show “Adventure” at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival and appeared on BBC3’s Sean Walsh Late Night Comedy Spectacular. John was then invited to be part of the Best of the Edinburgh Fest tour at the Perth World Fringe, Adelaide Fringe Festival and the Melbourne Comedy Festival. John was also invited to participate in a gala at the 2015 Montreal Just For Laughs Festival capping of 2015 John returned to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with his new show ‘Marked from the Start’ which earned a nomination for the Amused Moose Comedy Award.  Then in 2016 John returned to the Melbourne Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe with a new show called “Integrity” which will be running in the West End of London this March. When not touring John wrote the short film “Who is Hannah” which one both the People’s choice award and the Jury Prize at the Lakeshorts Film Festival.



Nominated 2015 Amused Moose Comedy Award Edinburgh Festival 

Nominated 2015 Best of the Fest World Fringe Perth

Winner of the 2012 COCA Comedian of the Year

• Performer in the 2011 “Pilot Week” comedy writing/performance competition for Insight Prod

• Youngest and only Canadian Finalist of the 2011 San Francisco Comedy Competition

• Winner of the 2010 Homegrown Comedy Competition at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal

• Nominated as one of the XM Top 8 New Comedians in Canada

• Performance Nominated for Best Ensemble Theatre Piece Category at the 2007/2008 Montreal English Critics Circle Awards (MECCAs)

Nominated as Best Newcomer for the 2010 Canadian Comedy Awards

Has Appeared at the

Nominated as Best Taped Performance 2013 Canadian Comedy Awards

Winner of the ‘Pilot Week’ original script/performance competition 

Asked to perform as part of the exclusive ‘Comedy Reserve’ as part of the Pleasance Venue at the Edinburgh Festival in 2013