John Dick Winters is a stand up comedian, comedy producer and storyteller based in Pittsburgh but has performed as far away as just outside of Pittsburgh. He is the founder of the burning bridges comedy club and Burning Bridges festival, which has become the largest comedy fest in Pennsylvania. probably, we didn’t fact check that. jdw also has his own comedy and punk inspired t-shirt line, race to the coffin clothing.
Touring the country on the national independent comedy circuit for over half a decade John has worked with countless of incredibly talented comics that no one has ever heard of and a few whose name’s you may actually recognize such as: Aparna Nancherla, Brian Posehn, James Adomian, Sean Patton, Ron Funches, Kyle Kinane, Sara Schaefer, Rory Scovel, Geoff Tate, Kyle Dunnigan, Shane Torres, Steve Byrne and the late Ralphie May.
JDW is a three time Moth storyslam winner including one GrandSLAM victory, he won the inaugural Arcade Comedy Theater Contest in 2014 and placed 3rd in the Funniest Comic in Pittsburgh contest in 2015, has his own segment on the WDVE Morning Show w/ Randy Baumann and has been part of too many comedy festivals to list. In November of 2016, three days after trump was elected, John recorded his first hour long comedy special appropriately titled “Celebrate the Ugly Things”. He highly recommends not doing that. It streams for free on YouTube.
His style is part observational, part autobiographical, part mumble. Heavily tattooed, always in black, standing well over 6ft tall, John looks intimidating but his comedy is anything but. John Dick Winters will play your bar, your living room, your black box theater, your garage, your comedy club and whoever is in attendance will leave smiling.