Blogger Behind YaJagoff.com & Speaker
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, John Chamberlin turned his hometown loyalty into a popular niche as the blogger behind YaJagoff.com, a site centered on cringe-worthy politicians, sports officials, dumb criminals, bad drivers and so on. The popularity of the blog has spawned a book, podcast and video series, offering John the chance to interview local and visiting celebrities including Mayor Peduto, Billy Gardell and Garth Brooks, as well as a slew eccentric city characters. John also recently launched a campaign to get the word “Jagoff” in the dictionary – an effort that received support from local celebs, the media and even the Mayor. The campaign was a very successful fundraiser for an EMS-related charity with a local company donating $1 for every signature collected on the online petition.
John’s humor-laden, everything Pittsburgh book “Above the Fries” – a finalist in the USA Books “Humor Category” – features a compilation of original stories as well as ones that have appeared on the blog. John is available for speaking engagements in which he covers entertaining (and relatable) Jagoff stories, along with the importance of social media and the use of humor in developing a brand. John has spoken at various engagements – from the Hawaii Annual Social Media Summit to a Visit Pittsburgh Partner Education event. He also emcees and can be seen at Pittsburgh-based venues like the Arcade Comedy Theater, where he recently hosted the YaJagoff Comedy Show.
John’s Standard Presentations:
Welcome to Pittsburgh – a fun, light-hearted “Welcome to Pittsburgh” presentation that includes an understanding of the local Pittsburhgese lingo and much more!
Using Humor to Differentiate Your Brand, The Good AND the Bad (Some Ugly Too).