Like many comics, James Johann landed in the stand-up business after washing out at a number of other vocations. “I used to be a welder,” he recalls. “I don’t know what I made. They never even told me what I was working on. It might have been golf carts, might have been the space shuttle, I don’t know.” He got the notion to get on stage from an unlikely career counselor.funnyboneonthelevee.com.