Johnny Bagpipes

Piping-good comedy heard around the world

About Johnny Bagpipes

“It’s not an hour of bagpipes. Put that out of your head. It’s clean, seasoned comedy informed by a lifetime of travel, heart and soul.” - Johnny Bagpipes

At this point, you have heard him or heard of him. You really have. “Oh, that comedian who plays the bagpipes???” Yes! You know stand-up comedian Johnny Bagpipes.

Johnny Bagpipes is a musical stand-up comedian.  His comedy-music show is the fulcrum where rock & roll meets bagpipes and leaves you doubled-over by his sincere, clever wit.

For a solid thirty years he has awed and humoured audiences with his clean, corporate-appropriate comedy show; a show which Canada’s biggest companies have gladly booked and counted on to enhance their events.  

Johnny bagpipes is a British Columbia stand-up comedian, he is also a dual-citizen so hopping borders is no issue, and neither is managing any requirements event planners have. He has worked with various groups and crowds and can tell you hilarious stories about ‘incidents’—situations that never catch this professional like a deer in the headlights. You can count on him to bring the funny and do it with polish.

Winnipeg Free Press Article from Winnipeg Comedy Festival April 2012.  Tells John's story.  A wonderful article. 3 minute to read.

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Notable Live Appearances

Festival Live Appearances

Stage Appearances With

  • Rich Little
  • Stills, Nash, & Young
  • Blue Rodeo



Alberta Medical Association - Nov 4, 2019

“Your amusing act and quick humor fit in well with the current health care climate and left everybody in attendance laughing. Your performance was enjoyed by all. Your clever combination of humor, music, and acting were just what the doctor ordered.” 

Scotia Bank - Nov 4, 2019

“Not only did he fill the bill and live up to our expectations he was simply outstanding. Our group was a tired lot from their day’s activities however Johnny quickly energized them with his material and affable delivery.”

General Motors of Canada - Nov 4, 2019

“He kept the crowd laughing for the entire length of his performance with local humor. He poked fun at things everyone could relate to. When he played the bagpipes, we heard such a wonderful variety of sounds, good entertainment indeed”

Private event - Palm Springs Steve W. - Jan 5, 2019

The performer was engaging and funny. His interaction with the audience was wonderful. A great, clean comic show that went on for an hour and kept the audience completely focused on his performance. He also stayed after the show was over, and interacted with our guests. It was awesome. 

The ease of working with Event Edge and the accessibility of understanding the process was perfect. Everything was provided in a timely manner  and was easy to understand.

Feedback from our guests indicated that it was the best show they had seen.

Corporate event - BASF Agricultural Solutions Cynthia S. - Dec 1, 2018

Hi Brent, it was a pleasure working with you and Johnny.  The staff had so much fun and enjoy Johnny's performance.  I am sure we will be working together in the near future.  Below are some of the comments I received from the staff, I wanted to share them with Johnny and yourself.  A big "Thank you" to you and Johnny.  It was a pleasure!!

1.  Johnny was awesome! Seldom is there an act that has it all from a true entertainment perspective but Johnny does. He made us laugh…a lot and incorporated his bagpipe talent into his performance. I could have listened to him all evening. If I ever hear of another show in our area I will be sure to attend and recommend to others. Johnny has a skill at entertaining in a clean and pure talent driven manner….well done Johnny!

2. Entertainment at the staff party was outstanding.  10/10 – Everyone at the table really enjoyed the show.

3. Just wanted to send a few words about Johnny Bagpipes – He was awesome and so hilarious – I could not stop laughing the whole show. He uses appropriate wordings and knows how to keep the attention of his audience – Awesome job Johnny – Keep it up  Thumbs up!

Conference - Human Resources Professionals Kris C. and Julie D. - Sep 20, 2018

Johnny was great! His jokes were timely & he kept everyone laughing. The comedy was a surprise to our guests because they thought he just played the bagpipes. I'm sure our attendees will be talking about him for a long time to come. He'll be a hard act to top for our conference next year. - Kris

John was amazing, he was such a joy to work with and so warm and genuine.  The folks loved him!  He was so funny, our faces hurt from laughing.  His slide show of the animals was a big hit.  I would absolutely recommend John to any event planner, he is a good human and such a funny performer.  Thanks!  - Julie

Fundraiser for Volunteer Firefighters Training Facility Brad Y. - Nov 17, 2015

Johnny Bagpipes was incredible. His performance was very funny and absolutely bang on for the audience we had. He is a very professional person and was a joy to have perform at our function. His life stories make the performance even more meaningful. We will have him back.  Service from the Events Edge representative were all on time and very professional.

President's Gala Dinner Karen O. - Mar 3, 2013

Johnny Bagpipes was a hit with everyone at our Gala! He practically had them rolling in the aisles.  And he was also great to work with...professional, easygoing and pleasant.  Thanks, Events Edge!

Christmas party - Corporate Lori B. - Dec 10, 2012

We were fortunate enough to have Johnny at our Christmas party this year (2012).  Johnny's high energy and entertaining jokes set the stage for a wonderful evening.  We usually have anywhere from 300 to 350 people at our Christmas party and to be able to entertain and keep everyone laughing is a true talent - this is a talent that Johnny definitely has.  His talent at bagpipes is incredible - people are commenting about the great success our party was and the entertainment made it the success it was.  I would highly recommend him for anything like this.

For Events Edge:  We have been entrusting Events Edge to book our talent for our Christmas parties for a number of years and each year I know they will ensure we have the very best talent at our party.  The entertainment is a key highlight to our party and I feel confident that Events Edge understands that and will deliver.  Corporate events need clean comedy and entertainment that will get the crowd going and keep them talking about  for years to come.  Year after year we have had nothing but the best entertainment at our parties - it is what staff keep coming back for.  I will only trust Events Edge Entertainment - they work hard to ensure the entertainment is a success which means the party will be a success!  Thank-you for delivering once again Events Edge Entertainment!

Christmas Party - Corporate Jacquie N. - Dec 8, 2012

Johnny was an absolute HIT with our crew on Friday night!  He was so, so, SO much fun!!  He had one table of young ladies in fits of giggles, so much so that Johnny (jokingly) seemed quite concerned about one young ladies wellbeing – she just couldn’t seem to stop laughing!  But then again, how could you not when you’ve got Johnny Bagpipes entertaining you!!??  J   I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so much or hard in my life, to the point where I’d completely lost my voice by the end of his show!  Now THAT is entertainment!