Sometimes known as the "Queen of One-Liners and Puns", Happi offers a show that can range from PG-13 to "Suggestive", but never profane. She spent many years as a comedy writer for various shows and comedians, including Phyllis Diller. Happi is also an actress, having appeared in several films and commercials. A capable emcee, opening, feature and headliner act, Happi has performed at casinos, comedy clubs, corporate events, churches, as well as retirement resorts throughout the country. You never know what to expect from Happi Johnson, except offbeat humor and hardcore chuckles.
And that, my friends, is what makes her "Happi".
Price Range: Flexible. Contact for Rates
Gig Length: 5 - 45 minutes
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT "HAPPI JOHNSON"
Happi Johnson is a lady who recently reentered the world of comedy and acting, after a 20 year hiatus.
Initially, Happi was a successful broadcast, advertising and comedy writer for various shows, commercials and performers.
She's also appeared in numerous commercials, television and radio shows, as well as motion pictures as an actress.
In the 1970's, Happi was cast as the only female member of a highly-popular cult television phenomenon, "The Oasis Theater" in South Florida, the #1 show for its time slot in that market. Her work, as a writer and performer, was fast becoming a hot commodity! It was during this time that Happi started writing for some very notable entertainers, including Phyllis Diller!
In the 1980's, Happi started doing comedy with another gentleman in South Florida. Very soon after introducing their act, "Fun with Dick and Sally", they were named "The Funniest Person(s) in Florida". They, quickly became crowd favorites at clubs and shows around the country.
In 1990, Happi's parents passed away in Memphis, Tennessee. This precipitated a move to Memphis, and subsequently led to the demise of "Fun with Dick and Sally".
After being out of "the business" for several years, Happi Johnson is back, where you can find her
doing stand-up comedy and appearing in many motion pictures and television shows.
You never know what to expect from Happi Johnson, except offbeat humor and hopefully, some chuckles.
And that, my friends, is what makes her "Happi".
Movies and Videos
Featured part and scene with Val Kilmer in movie "The Fourth Dimension"- Directed by Harmony Korine
(Release date: April, 2012)
Featured role as lead character's former wife - "Wallce" (title may change) to be released in 2014.
Featured role as "The Beanie Baby" Lady in art film, "Richard" to be released in 2014.
Featured role as a buyer and seller of guns in movie, "Frayed Threads" . (still in production)
Featured as herself, Happi Johnson in "Who's the Dude?"- Independent Film. Written by Katherine Mitchell.
** I also wrote the movie's title theme song, "Who's the Dude" (2011)
"Sympathy Pains"- Feature Film. Featured role as herself, "Comedienne Happi Johnson" in comedy club. (2012-2013)
"Tennessee Queer" - Feature Film. Bartender (2012)
Featured in a music video for group "Snow Globe" entitled "Nothing I Can Do" (2012)
Wrote and appeared in government-contracted videos, as well as other various entertainment videos.
"Sex-Female"- documentary aired nationally on the Oxygen Channel. Featured interviewee
"The Oasis Theater" - Television comedy show aired in Miami, FL. Only female member of this comedy ensemble
"My Bro's Place"- Chicago sitcom. I played the lead actor's mom
"Jintsy James Show" - South Florida Talk Show
"Tennessee, the Weather Girl"- Evening Newscast. TeleprompterCableVision, Los Angeles, CA.
Numerous Television and Radio commercials from the 1970's - present.
(Writer, Producer, Co-Host) for:
"The Show - Memphis". (link hidden)
w/ Cox-on-the-Radio - I-95, Miami, FL.
w/ Dan McQuade - Hot 104, Miami, FL.
w/ Ron Jordan - WMPS, Memphis, TN.
w/ Phil Gardner - WMPS, Memphis, TN.
"Drive Time with Sally" -WMDC , Jackson, MS.
"Mike and Sally"- WFTL, Miami, FL.
Comedy Rating: PG-13. ** Some material can be "suggestive" rather than "dirty"
Happi has performed her comedy at several Comedy clubs, casinos, events, State Fairs, large retirement communities, and even churches and fund-raisers. She is sometimes referred to as the "Memphis Queen of One-Liners and Puns".
Some of the venues at where she has performed include:
UPTOWN COMEDY CLUB - ATLANTA; INFERNO - ATLANTA; THE STARDOME - BIRMINGHAM, AL.; CHUCKLES COMEDY HOUSE - MEMPHIS, TN.; SOUTH STREET COMEDY CLUB - JACKSON, MS.; ROTARY HOUSE- HOUSTON, TX.; THE FUNNY BONE COMEDY CLUBS;
FUNNY BONE - RICHMOND, VA.; BARTLETT COMEDY CLUB - MEMPHIS, TN.; COMIC STRIP COMEDY CLUBS; FITZ CASINO -TUNICA, MS.; LOONEY BIN COMEDY CLUBS; LADY LUCK CASINO - VICKSBURG, MS.; HARRAH'S CASINO - TUNICA, MS.; LOONY BIN - LITTLE ROCK, AK.;
JUKE JOINT - SOUTHLAND CASINO - WEST MEMPHIS, AK.; CLUB PERIGNON'S - MEMPHIS; CHEFFIE'S - MEMPHIS, TN.; CLICK'S - MEMPHIS, TN.; P&H CAFE - MEMPHIS, TN.; MEMPHIS COMEDY FESTIVALS;
JUICY JIM'S - MEMPHIS, TN.; ZEPPA'S - CHARLESTON, MS.
She has hosted comedy open mics where she is known as "The HostAss with the MostAss".
During the 1970's, Happi was a member of the popular improv group, "Mental Floss" in South Florida
She was a writer for The American Comedy Network, Phyllis Diller, Rick Dees, Rufus Thomas, and others
Other Notables I've Worked With
Val Kilmer; Harmony Korine; Phyllis Diller; Eddie Murphy; Rob Bartlett; Gilbert Gottfriend; Kevin Farley; George Wallace; Christine Stedman; Mike Clair; Girl on Girl Comedy Review; Ashima Franklin; Tyler Craig; Singer/Composer Barry White; James Cagney (yes, the real James Cagney); Jean Cagney; Peter Sellers (yes, the real Peter Sellers); The Pope (not really!); Rufus Thomas; Carla Thomas; Dave Corey; Wanda Wilson; and a host of others
Past Booked Events
|May 05, 2018 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Nightclub Event|
Microphone, preferably with a stand.
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