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Johnny Taylor (comedian)

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Johnny Taylor
Born (1977-03-05) March 5, 1977 (age 43)
Riverside, CA
Years active2011 - Present
GenresObservational comedy, Black Comedy, Alternative Comedy
Subject(s)American culture

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Johnny Taylor or Johnny Taylor, Jr. (born March 5, 1977) is an American stand up comedian and writer from Sacramento, CA. He currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.[1]

Taylor is best known for his comedy album Tangled Up in Plaid on Stand Up! Records.

Personal life[edit]

Taylor was born in Riverside, CA on March 5, 1977. After dropping out of High School in 9th grade, Taylor started boxing and fought as an amateur for the Police Athletic League and Golden Gloves in his teenage years.[2] He started stand-up comedy in 2011.

He currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.


In 2013, Taylor signed a three-album deal with Stand Up! Records and released his debut album Tangled Up in Plaid in 2014.[3] He recorded his second album Bummin' With the Devil in 2016 with a tentative release date of Fall 2018.[4]

In 2016 he was named a finalist for @midnight's #PointsMe contest, ultimately losing out to Richard Jeter.[5][6]

His Twitter account @hipsterocracy has been featured on Good Morning America, The Huffington Post, Bossip, Esquire, Mashable, Buzzfeed, Paste, People and many other entertainment websites.[7][8][9] [10][11][12][13] [14]

Taylor has performed at SF Sketchfest, The Hell Yes Fest in New Orleans, Sacramento Comedy Spot, The Sacramento Comedy Festival, Altercation Fest in Austin, The Asheville Comedy Festival, and has competed in the San Francisco Comedy Competition.[15][16][17][18]

Comedy albums[edit]

Year Album Label Release Date Notes
2014 Tangled Up in Plaid Stand Up! Records September 24, 2014 [1]
2017 Trump.Sugar.Sux.Tragic. (single) Stand Up! Records February 17, 2017 [19]
2018 Bummin' With the Devil Stand Up! Records December 7, 2018


  • Sacramento’s Best Comedian in 2016[20]
  • @midnight #PointsMe Top 10 Finalist - 2016[21]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Real, Personal – Johnny Taylor | Submerge Magazine | Music + Art + Lifestyle". submergemag.com. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  2. "Knockout comedy - 15 Minutes - Opinions - December 8, 2011". Sacramento News & Review. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  3. "Real, Personal". Submerge. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  4. "Comedian Johnny Taylor to record special for Stand Up! Records". The Laugh Button. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  5. "@midnight instagram -#PointsMe Top 10". Instagram. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  6. "Tonight we reveal our #PointsMe winner Richard Jeter!". Instagram. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  7. "@moregrits Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  8. "#TrumpAFact Turns Twitter Into A World Where Everything Is True Twitter". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  9. "Baby Shower: The Funniest Tweets About Kylie Naming Her Baby "Stormi"". Bossip. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  10. "Fergie's Anthem Performance at the NBA All-Star Game Was Hilariously Bad". Esquire. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  11. "Hillary Clinton, Bill de Blasio criticized over racially tinged joke". Mashable. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  12. "Just 19 Hilarious Tweets About #ColumbusDay". Buzzfeed. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  13. "Funniest Tweets of the Week". Paste. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  14. "Twitter Has a Lot of Feelings About Fergie's National Anthem Performance at the NBA All-Star Game". People. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  15. "Johnny Taylor". SF Sketchfest. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  16. "A comic walks into a festival …". Sacramento News & Review. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  17. "KUTX is proud to support Altercation Comedy Festival". KUTX. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  18. "Asheville Comedy Festival Performers". Asheville Comedy Festival. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  19. "All New Music". Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  20. "Best of Sacramento 2016: Arts & Entertainment readers' picks - Best of Sacramento - Guides - September 22, 2016". Sacramento News & Review. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  21. "@midnight instagram -#PointsMe Top 10". Instagram. Retrieved 2018-05-26.

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