His first career as a controversial stand-up comedian saw him appointed as a 46664 Ambassador for the Mandela Foundation, and perform at venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, the Sydney Modern Art Museum and the Tempodrome, Berlin.
John’s gravitation to the taboos that frame prejudice has won him a following of diverse fans who recognize his comedy as valid social commentary. His work on freedom of speech saw him collaborate with noted media law expert Dario Milo to prepare submissions for Parliament to amend the proposed Hate Speech Bill. These submissions were successful.
Vlismas was awarded an MBA scholarship at Henley Business School in 2017. His involvement there has seen him co-design and facilitate course material with Dr Puleng Makhoalibe. The stated mission for 2020 is to test the frames of toxic corporate culture and guide teams of courageous leaders reframe their realities using robust dialogue, and fearless vulnerability to enhance empathy and define superhuman goals.