John P. Hopkins

John P. Hopkins

 Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

JOHN P. HOPKINS - Combine a talented magician, a ventriloquist and an outrageously funny comedian; you wind up with a one of a kind, fast-paced, high energy comedy show you'll never forget!


A One-Man Comedy Variety Show!

If you think you've seen it all, just wait until you witness the legendary light-hearted lunacy of John P. Hopkins! He's a hilarious, off-the-wall entertainer who will take you on a whirl-wind journey filled with goofy gags, wacky stunts, way-out magic and crazy ventriloquism that will have you on the edge of your seat!

This guy is CRAZY...

John P. Hopkins has been making audiences laugh at corporate events, major universities and resorts throughout the country. In a word, Great for College & Universities, High Schools, Corporate, Trade Shows & Private Events.

His performance includes lots of audience participation, and thrilling "dangerous" effects, like snapping a straw from a volunteer's mouth with a bullwhip, sticking a knife in his arm, even turning his head completely around!

His full-day residency includes teasers, a workshop on card sharks and con-artist, and 60 minute main show! His teasers are like getting a second show for free!

HILARIOUS! Wanted everywhere, someday he'll give himself up!

John P. Hopkins was born of a mixed marriage [ male and female ] in a little log cabin that he helped his parents build . Early on he discovered a talent for sleight-of-hand with a comedic twist and has been making his living with it ever since.

"It has really been a wonderful ride. I have been lucky enough to have traveled all over the world preforming in all types of situations and for crowds as small as two to as large as several thousand. I have preformed in stately theaters,ships,T.V. studios, radio studios , outdoor amphitheaters,,and even funeral homes (yes, you read that correctly,in his long and varied career John has twice been asked to preform at a funeral home...where I might add he knocked em dead!)”.

In the early nineties John was called upon by the Kramer Entertainment agency to preform at a university - this proved so successful that it has become a full time career. In the early eighties while living in Dallas Texas John had the unique opportunity of befriending an x-pickpocket.

"Jimmy was a very interesting individual. In the depression he had made his living as a pick-
pocket and a card cheat. Jimmy had seen me perform and came backstage to meet me. That started a friendship that lasted until Jimmy's death. I would teach him magic tricks and he would teach me various card cheating scams and how to pick pockets, it was all great fun".

A number of police departments have called upon John to demonstrate these rather unique talents. John's comedic talent often leads him to be billed as a comedian with magic and ventriloquism taking a backseat.

"The ability to make someone laugh while fooling them is a real joy!"

In the early days it was books that opened the door to the secrets of magic.

"I was a very poor reader, but, I had to read to learn learn about magic,and that in turn got me through school and taught me to love reading. All in all it has been a wonderful time...I have traveled all over the world and all across the U.S. making people laugh and go oooohhhh....aaaaahhhh, what glorious fun!!".