Part comedy act, part motivational speech, John’s journey overcoming his alcohol & drug addictions & achieving his dream as a working actor & writer in Hollywood is fascinating, entertaining, uplifting and hilarious…
John is a comedic performer, writer and producer working in television, film and theater. Lehr starred as Leslie Pool in “10 Items or Less,” from Sony on TBS for three seasons and recently starred as Sheriff Hoyle on Hulu’s original comedy western “Quickdraw” for two seasons. Lehr also co-created, wrote and executive produced both series.
Lehr is one of the original Geico Cavemen from the wildly successful commercial campaign. He appeared in dozens of spots, including the first commercial as a caveman boom operator, the caveman in therapy with Talia Shire, the tennis spot with Billy Jean King, Superbowl spots with Phil Simms and many more.
A recovering alcoholic and drug addict, John Lehr is a seasoned monologist and comedian who speaks openly about his twenty plus years of sobriety.
Under the banner “Cold. Sober. Comedy.” Lehr performs and MC’s at corporate events, fundraisers, non-profits and sober communities about his personal/career struggles, his continuing sober journey and the importance of an authentic sense of humor.
This spring, Lehr was thrilled to debut his newest monologue “Wait, I Have to Give a Crap About Other People?” at the Annual Sober St. Paddy’s Day Comedy Night for the Atlanta Caron Treatment Center.John's full BIO John’s Television Appearances
Charity events. Corporate speaking. Sober communities. Universities.
John Lehr has headlined Caron Treatment Center’s Sober St. Paddy’s Day Comedy Night for two years in a row and brought the house down both times. Hundreds have enjoyed Lehr’s imaginative mix of humor that alternates between bawdy and brainy, inspired and slapstick. Lehr weaves together over-the-top stories of his seemingly endless “rock bottoms” that literally leave you laughing so hard you miss half of the story. He combines physical humor with dramatic pauses and the kind of narrative story-telling hilarity that comics today should do more of – John Lehr’s show is ridiculous and true and resonates with those who are sober, those who aren’t, and those who should be.
Regional Vice President, Caron Treatment Centers
John Lehr was one of the highlights and most unique parts of our 10th National Collegiate Recovery Conference in Boston. His show and his presence brought some much-needed laughs, insight, and energy. Though there are a handful of recovery comedians out there, John stands in a league of his own. We wish we knew about him earlier! He was incredibly approachable and spoke with countless attendees. He worked around our schedule and was the perfect guest. I cannot recommend him enough and hope to have him at one of our future events!
Executive Director, Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE)