L'il John is a fluently bilingual upbeat, fun, conjuring clown character who loves entertaining using magic, balloons, music and comedy to thrill audiences everywhere.
Mixing stand-up comedy, magic and the art of clowning, L'il John blends his entertaining skills to meet every show's need. He personally performs over 600 shows annually in Canada and the U.S.
L'il John is recognized as a leader in the industry by his peers, and has received tremendous accolades from a wide variety of past clients. L'il John has received gold medal awards at international clown competitions and has been featured in a three-volume instructional video series published by Canada's most prominent magic publisher, The Camirand Academy of Magic.
Whether corporate functions, festivals, school activities, or birthday parties, L'il John's priority is meeting your needs.
L'il John has sought out and received his training from the best in the world. He has attended workshops, camps, and taken courses from Montreal to Puerto Rico. He has won first place awards in magic and balloon twisting -- but the one award he is most proud of is the most recent award for his work with the different children’s organizations presented by the Mayor of Ottawa, Jim Watson. This is the first time the mayor of Ottawa has ever given a professional clown such an award.
The world of entertaining has been very good to L’il John, and he has traveled to Canada’s North to entertain at the Caribou Carnival in Yellowknife, as well as to various event performances in the southern United States. He has been a featured lecturer at Mtl. No1 convention held by Magie Spectram, and was such a hit that they asked him to M.C. the show the following year.
Being located in what has become known as 'Silicon Valley North', L’il John has become the entertainer of choice for the local high tech community. He performs the magic shows, provides the walk-around clowns to make animal balloons and face-paint, and even helps with details of every sort during the planning stages.