Born and raised in Southern California, John Vargas has stayed in the region he loves, living now in Los Angeles. He was born into a working class household of Mexican immigrants, this is where his love of comedy was born. Watching such greats as Richard Pryor, Bill Hicks, and George Carlin on stolen cable, he soon realized how much he wanted to be one of them.
John has been performing stand-up for nine years. His acerbic, biting style of comedy has earned him regular spots at several shows in Los Angeles, working with such comic luminaries as Marc Maron, Maria Bamford, Dana Gould, Greg Fitzsimmons and Matt Braunger. At times, performing on the very same stages as his comedic idols.
Joh Vargas was featured at The Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland and at The California Comedy Festival. His TV appearances include Mash Up on Comedy Central and The Eric Andre Show on Adult Swim. Currently, he is acting in the upcoming feature film "The Prey."
Oh, and once he got arrested live on TV, the footage was featured on Larry King Live.
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