The Rise of John Ajodah

At 21 years old, John Ajodah has already established a style of comedy that will have you laughing straight out of the gate. You may have seen him perform at well-known comedy venues in NYC, or perhaps you've read about him in Slate Magazine, but let’s be clear about one thing: you’re going to start seeing a lot more of him.

Ajodah approaches the stage with a hint of awkwardness and a lot of confidence. He immediately begins, speaking quickly and clearly about controversial subjects normally considered untouchable for new comics. Touchy subjects fly off-the-cuff and back-to-back, as he admits the things we all know to be true about ourselves. From secret hatred of both children and old people to repressing our feelings, from child pornography to school shooters: Ajodah will make it hysterical. His shameless honesty and audacious tone is simultaneously endearing and shocking, and leaves his audiences wanting more.

Ajodah feeds off of his audience and developed a style of non-intrusive crowd work. He revises his tone, subject matter, and sentence structure based on reactions from his audience. He knows when to comment on light heckles, when to tell his audience they need to start laughing, and when to speak quickly and energetically in order to grab your attention with full force. His quick-wit demonstrates his mastery of outrageous on-the-spot jokes and comebacks, sparing no one who dares to interject.

If you’re looking for something refreshing, John Ajodah is what you need. He’ll make light of the darkest subjects, reveal his true character, and make you question your own morals. His performances are nothing short of a dynamic, full show – and I can’t wait for the next episode.

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