Emmy Award-winning comedian bringing regular comedy shows to Las Cruces


Comedian John Padon (right) pictured with former

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Emmy award-winning comedian John Padon is bringing his humor and connections to Las Cruces with a new regular series of comedian performances.

Padon was born and raised in Albuquerque and has been performing stand-up comedy for 30 years. He has also been part of the writing teams for shows such as “Wonder Years” and “Home Improvement,” earning an Emmy Award for his work on the former.

Now, Padon is working on bringing “Vegas-style” comedy shows to Las Cruces and other New Mexico venues.

He explained that his career started in Albuquerque where he was discovered by Budd Friedman, founder of the Improvisation Comedy Club in Manhattan. Padon started touring with Friedman honey his comedic craft. Along the way, he worked with such standups as David Spade (“Grown Ups”) and Jerry Seinfeld (“Seinfeld,” “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”).

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