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    Honest John featuring Adrian Washington

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    Presented by 1Mic Ent LLC at Red Carpet Nightclub

    June 17, 2016

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    In June of 1987, John Basinger was working as a nurse and heading into a predictable middle age. Maybe it was a mid-life crisis that caused him to take the name Honest John and start running around Los Angeles telling jokes.

    “I just went anywhere I could get on stage,” he recalls, “clubs, coffeehouses, bars, restaurants, anywhere I could get up. After a while I was like a fanatic, I just couldn’t do it enough. I knew that this is what I was meant to do.” Then one Thursday night, a comedian named Gerald McQuirter invited him to an open mic at the Comedy Act Theater, one of the foremost black venues in the country.

    “Actually, he dragged me along with him, just called me up and said, ‘Saddle up, John, we’re going,’ and I got up and slammed.” “People would come up to me on the street and ask where I was going to perform next. It blew my mind.”

    Triumphant appearances on BET's Comicview, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, and Showtime at the Apollo introduced him to fans all across the country, leading to appearances at clubs and theaters nationwide and a two year run on the Def Comedy Jam tour. He has also done many military tours in places as far away as Korea, Okinawa, and Japan.

    As for the future, Honest John says he’s working on a comedy special and would like to do more acting.

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        Red Carpet Nightclub

        11 5th Avenue South
        St. Cloud, MN 56301

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        Tickets are only $15 in advance
        The DAY OF tickets will be $20, also $20 at the door.

        Info Phone: 3204281524

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        June 17, 2016


        Doors open 9pm Show Starts 9:30pm

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