John Martin’s outstanding talent is comedy, both as a performer and a writer. He has the unique ability to tailor his material perfectly to suit the wide range of work that today’s business demands.
“A John Martin show is full of energy, excitement and class!”
Companies requiring the ultimate professional have called upon John’s services to entertain at their dinners where his expertise enables him to weave requested company information into his performances and were, being a writer of topical comedy, he is always fresh and up-to-date with his material. This originality coupled with his encyclopaedic knowledge of jokes makes John a true master of comedy!
Guinness Book of Records
A journalist once described John as a ‘human joke factory’ when he smashed the World Record for continuous joke telling, which lasted an amazing 101 hours 39 minutes – an incredible feat!
The World’s First Interactive Comedian
John has an extraordinary gift of ad-lib and whether it be a corporate or cabaret performance he enjoys utilising this talent to the full, often receiving standing ovations for his razor-sharp wit. His ability to do this, with rapier-like speed, has earned John the title ‘The World’s First Interactive Comedian’.
John is also very much in demand by people with knowledge and power; having performed for the Institute of Directors, Football Writers Association and at The Houses of Parliament. He has also performed for the Labour Party and at the Conservative Party Conference Dinner. So impressed were the latter organisers that they immediately booked John’s services for the following year, as did The Lawn Tennis Association.
When organising major events it is imperative that the Comedian / Compere / Host not only ‘delivers the goods’, but does so without offending his audience and it is here that John Martin’s ability is par excellence, be it After-Dinner Speaking; Corporate Hospitality; Sporting Functions; Company Events; Product Launches or Hosting Award Ceremonies.
Away from comedy, John is a keen military historian and he is an expert on the Battle of the Little Bighorn and Operation Anthropoid in WWII. He has recently written a book called The Mirror Caught The Sun, the true story of Operation Anthropoid. This is something John is especially proud of. He was also commissioned by BBC Radio to write and present a half-hour special on the true story of Custer’s Last Stand. He is a life member of the Custer Battlefield Association and a founder member of the Custer Association of Great Britain. John lectures on Operation Anthropoid 1942 on a regular basis.