In addition to writing, John performs improv comedy. One of his teams, That’s No Movie, helped him develop his appreciation of genre storytelling.
That’s No Movie performs high-energy, fast-paced improvised movies, using just their minds and bodies to create everything you’d see on a movie screen — the characters, props, sets, special effects, musical soundtracks, camera angles and more. They have studied and perfected dozens of movie and TV genres, including space operas, slasher flicks, Disney Princess animated features, super-hero blockbusters, Hitchcockian thrillers, Lifetime movies, Rankin Bass holiday Claymation specials, Nicholas Sparks tearjerkers and Hanna Barbera teenage detective cartoons.
That’s No Movie performs regularly in the Kansas City area, including headlining the Big Screen on a Small Stage Comedy Show. They have performed at improv festivals and comicons around the country, including the Del Close Marathon, the Chicago Improv Festival, the Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival, the Kansas City Improv Festival, the Omaha Improv Festival, Planet Comicon, O! Comic Con, Crypticon, TOPCON and the Midwest Gamefest.