John Vlismas Biography Born 1973 in Zimbabwe and moved to South Africa to become a stand-up comedian and an entertainer promoter. John Vlismas won the 2007 South Africa Comedy Awards as the best one-man show as comedian of the year. John Vlismas went to Durban University of Technology where he graduated in 1993 with a national diploma in Drama.

John Vlismas is the director of Whacked Management and is the co-owner of Virus Communications. He is also renowned for all his comedy shows such as “Aggravated Assault” (1999), “POW” (2009), “Lucky Plebian” (2008), and many more. He has taken part in the Laugh Out Loud show and performed for 7000 people nationwide.

John Vlismas starred in several films such as Laugh Out Loud, Footskating 101 – The Movie, Slam-Bang, Outrageous and Crazy Monkey Presents – Straight Outta Benoni. Vlismas is the only South African comedian to perform at The Royal Albert Hall, The Hammersmith Apollo and The Lyric Theatre – Shaftesbury Lane.

John Vlismas performed at The Best of The Fest showcase in both Montreal and Melbourne Comedy Festival. He was the first South African comedian to perform on the Comedy Central series called Comedy Central Presents – Live at Parker’s in 2012.

John Vlismas has travelled across the globe to various countries and has made four trips to Canada for Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festivals and is the only South African comedian to ever get invited back three more times having impressed Club Soda, Globecom and Bubbling with Laughter. He performed by invitation in the prestigious showcase Talk to the Fest with Drew Carey.




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John Vlismas Biography Born 1973 in Zimbabwe and moved to South Africa to become a stand-up comedian and an entertainer promoter.

John Vlismas won the 2007 South Africa Comedy Awards as the best one-man show as comedian of the year.

GRIFF has wanted to be a comedian since he was three years old where his mother use to set up the seniors in The Convalescent Homes where she worked, in an audience typesetting and let her son make sleeping and comatose old people laugh. So after working the Geriatric Circuit for a couple of summers his destiny was settled. Since then, that little funny boy with the faith of a PLANET has made a name for himself as one of the leading comedians and On-Air Personalities in the Country by headlining across North America (including Canada), New Zealand, The U.K. and Africa.


With his quick wit and unsurpassed knowledge for sports news, “GRIFF” took sports took sports to the ‘next level’ with his comedic twist on athletes and their stories. In 1999 he received Georgia’s Sportcaster of the Year Award and in 2004 “Street Skillz”, a program he provided the color commentary for was nominated for an EMMY.


Ultimately, GRIFF is a Comedian, an On-Air Personality, an Author, an Actor, a Motivational Speaker, a Daddy, an EMMY nominated Sportscaster and a man who puts Jesus Christ ahead of all men all wrapped into one.

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