SL Magazine interviews Mormon stand-up comic John Moyer

Stand-up comedian, Mormon and Jersey native John Moyer said he’d leave Utah after he graduated BYU film school… but then he married a local gal, had two kids and made a name for himself at Utah clubs. So, it’s safe to say he’s here to stay.

“We were raised Mormon. Our cousins were Jehovah’s Witnesses. You can imagine what those family reunions were like. That’s pretty much God’s version of the Bloods and the Crips.”

Moyer started stand-up in college at an open-mic night at Johnny B’s in Provo.

“I graduated from college, and all of my friends had placement programs and were getting real jobs. I was living out of my car doing comedy.”

His family converted to the LDS faith when he was a kid, and he served a mission to Detroit at 19. Now at age 40, Moyer uses his culture as inspiration to work on films for local company HaleStorm Entertainment.

“I wrote Singles Ward and The R.M. I try not to claim The Home Teachers, and I wrote, directed and co-starred in Mobsters and Mormons.”

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