Comedy Explosion w/ Honest John & Friends

Laugh the night away with this super funny lineup, headlined by none other than the…
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House of Laffs
Date
Thursday, May 26

Event Details

Date
Thursday, May 26
Location

House of Laffs
1206 N Union St,
Wilmington, DE 19806

Presented By
House of Laffs
Event Type
Ticket Cost
$25

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Laugh the night away with this super funny lineup, headlined by none other than the infamous “Honest John”!

In June of 1987, John Basinger was working as a nurse and heading into a predictable middle age. Maybe it was a mid-life crisis that caused him to take the name Honest John and start running around Los Angeles telling jokes. “I just went anywhere I could get on stage,” he recalls. “Clubs, coffeehouses, bars, restaurants, anywhere I could get up. After a while I was like a fanatic, I just couldn’t do it enough. I knew that this is what I was meant to do.” Then one Thursday night, a comedian named Gerald McQuirter invited him to an open mic at the Comedy Act Theater, one of the foremost black venues in the country. “Actually, he dragged me along with him, just called me up and said, ‘Saddle up, John, we’re going,’ and I got up and slammed.” Soon, Honest John became a fixture on the black circuit in the Los Angeles area. “People would come up to me on the street and ask where I was going to perform next. It blew my mind.” Triumphant appearances on BET’s Comicview, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, and Showtime at the Apollo introduced him to fans all across the country, leading to appearances at clubs and theaters nationwide and a two-year run on the Def Comedy Jam tour. He has also done many military tours in places as far away as Korea, Okinawa, and Japan. He has guest starred on The Jamie Foxx Show, The Lyricist Lounge Show, and Showtime in Harlem. He can also be seen in films like The Wash, For da Love of Money, Foolish, and other urban comedies. As for the future, Honest John says he’s working on a comedy special and would like to do more acting.

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Parking

Willing Street,
Wilmington, DE
1.19 miles
815 Justison Street,
Wilmington, DE 19801
1.78 miles

Food & Drink

1206 N Union St,
Wilmington, DE 19806
0.00 miles
1203 N Lincoln St,
Wilmington, DE 19806
0.04 miles
1020 N. Union Street,
Wilmington, DE 19805
0.12 miles
14th & Scott Streets ,
Wilmington, DE 19806
0.13 miles
2216 Pennsylvania Avenue,
Wilmington, DE 19806
0.20 miles
1412 North Dupont St.,
Wilmington, DE 19806
0.24 miles

Hotels

422 Delaware Avenue,
Wilmington, DE 19801
1.08 miles
1007 North Orange Street,
Wilmington, DE 19801
1.20 miles
700 King St.,
Wilmington, DE 19801
1.43 miles
815 Justison Street,
Wilmington, DE 19801
1.78 miles
4727 Concord Pike,
Wilmington, DE 19803
4.49 miles