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