John Pate is an accomplished entertainer & writer whose career spans over thirty five years professionally, including numerous national television appearances as an actor/comic and spokesperson, as well as stand-up comedy appearances from coast to coast, as the opening act or performing with the likes of Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams and David Letterman.  His most treasured experiences were the final six years of performances with the legendary comic icon, Mr. Red Skelton, whom John credits revealing to him the magic of bringing his stage appearances to life.  John has infused that knowledge into his career and passion for honest, open and meaningful communication throughout all areas of entertainment, existence and culture.

SAG, AFTRA, ASCAP, ACM Actor, Comic, Writer & Author

Live Comedy Performances (35 Years):

Riviera Hotel - Las Vegas Comedy Store Hollywood IceHouse Pasadena
Improv Hollywood Stardust - Las Vegas Harrahs - Las Vegas
Hilton - Reno Nugget - Sparks Silver City - Wendover
Tropicana - Atlantic City Hilton - Chicago Ambassador - Chicago
Zanies - Nashville Laughs Unlimited - Sacramento Finney Bones - Phoenix
Zanies - Chicago Zanies - Little Rock Last Laugh - Portland
Jollys - Amarillo Jokers - Oklahoma City Grouchos - Daytona Beach
Charlie Goodnights - Raleigh The Cellar - Roanoke Laffs - San Jose
B'ham Comedy Club - Birmingham Barrel of Laffs - Cicero Comedy Zones - Nationwide
Disneyland - Anaheim Knott's Berry Farms - Buena Park Opryland - Nashville

(additional list available upon request)


University Performances:

USC, UCLA, SDSU, Pepperdine, Auburn, Georgia Tech, Michigan State, Averett, Loyola Marymont, Charleston SC, CSULA, Redlands, Alabama, Virginia Tech, (additional list available upon request)


Television Appearances:


Evening At The Improv - A&E (Multiple Appearances)


Don Kirshner's Rock Concert - NBC (Multiple Appearances)


Norm Crosby's Comedy Shop - ABC & Syndicated


General Hospital - ABC (Character actor 3 episodes)


Not Necessarily The News - HBO (Comedy Sketch Player - 12 Episodes, Four Seasons)


Brady Bunch Special - ABC


Personal FX - FX Network


PM Magazine - Syndicated TV


Nashville Now - TNN


Laff TV - TNN


Florence Henderson Show - TNN


Video Morning - TNN


Wil Shriner Show - ABC & Syndicated


Oprah Winfrey Show - ABC & Syndicated


(additional list available upon request)


Songs Published:

"One Day When You Swing That Skillet, My Face Ain't Gonna Be There" : Lyrics - John Pate, Music Co-Writers: Dick Hardwick and John Jorgenson - ASCAP (Award-winning song 1986)


"Old Vegas Is Gone" : Lyrics - John Pate, Music: The Legendary Mr. Frankie Randall - ASCAP 2011


Opening Act For:

Red Skelton, Frankie Avalon, David Letterman, Jackie Vernon, Jay Leno, Bill Maher, Jack Carter, Jerry Seinfeld, Roseanne Barr, Phyllis Diller, Keenan Wayans, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser, Charlie Daniels, Rosie O'Donnell, Charo, Pat Paulson, John Tesh, Platters/Coasters/Drifters, Gary Muledeer, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Loretta Lynn, Mickey Gilley, Norm Crosby, Henny Youngman, (additional list available upon request)


Writing Credits:

Head Writer - Florence Henderson Variety Show - TNN

Head Writer - LAFF TV - TNN

Head Writer - Tokyo - Disneyland Production Show "Mickey's Polynesian Dinner Revue"

Comedy Writer - Barbara Mandrell Live Theater Show - Branson MO (2 years)

Comedy Writer - Louise Mandrell Live Theater Show - Pigeon Forge, TN


Regular Network Television Warm-up for:

Designing Women - CBS

Evening Shade - CBS

Teachers Only - NBC

Florence Henderson Talk Show - TNN


Books Written & Published:

Berry Patch Works - 1999 (Brentwood Academic Press)

Harvel Goes To The Farm - 2009 (Children's Book/Picture Book, a #1 Best Seller on Amazon)



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