ALWAYS AMAZING: The True Story of the Life, Death, and Return of Amazing Johnathan | Movie

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  • Published on Jun 4, 2019
  • Always Amazing is the story of The Amazing Johnathan's storied career as a comedian/magician, the unlikely friendship that was cemented after meeting a 12-year-old boy while on tour in Australia and the unfortunate terminal diagnosis that brought them back together for one last run of shows.
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    Starring: The Amazing Johnathan
    Featuring: David Copperfield, Penn Jillette, Joel Ozborn
    Directed By: Steve Byrne
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  • Boom Boom
    Boom Boom Month ago +472

    This is great. Amazing watching him!

    • big loc
      big loc 11 days ago

      I hope they do more things like this. Comedy has always been there through my life and I couldn't imagine what it would be like without the greats like John.

    • Jason Bobela
      Jason Bobela 11 days ago

      Time for some magic dust!!!

    • Jim Fleckenstein
      Jim Fleckenstein Month ago

      Saw him many times in Las Vegas. It was always amazing.

    • sub1ime81
      sub1ime81 Month ago +1

      @baldo rodriguez I think they meant "death" as in his career, when he stopped working for a while due to his health when he was given a year to live. Thankfully that didn't happen & Johnathan had lots of people who cared & got/kept him on the right track :)

    • baldo rodriguez
      baldo rodriguez Month ago

      @All Things Comedy he's still alive right!?!?!?!?! Why does it say DEATH?

  • Demandredzero
    Demandredzero 2 hours ago

    I was in Vegas in 2006, and I had a chance to see George Carlin at the MGM Grand, and I passed it up to se the Amazing Jonathan at the Golden Nugget. I think I made the correct choice.

  • dexter Jones
    dexter Jones 3 hours ago

    Dose he have any new vids on you tube

  • Matthew Brauer
    Matthew Brauer 4 hours ago

    You are such an inspiration. I’ve been a huge fan of your work for so long. I was diagnosed with a fatal heart condition in March, and after watching this it makes me want to fight so much harder, love so much more. You are truly an inspiration.

  • R G
    R G 6 hours ago

    Thank you for this !!!

  • Meg Leigh
    Meg Leigh 7 hours ago

    "Don't act like you know how it's done. Sometimes magic sounds like tape!" 😳😁😂😄

  • Daniel Older
    Daniel Older 8 hours ago

    I watched him on TV when I was a kid. This guy is amazing. Great work here.

  • spbowser
    spbowser 11 hours ago +3

    Amazing Jonathan is amazing.. everybody band to get her and support this creative genius..

  • TheKnuckleneck
    TheKnuckleneck 13 hours ago

    AJ is my spirit animal.

  • m
    m 16 hours ago +1

    What a nice documentary

  • S10_4_Life
    S10_4_Life 17 hours ago +1

    Beautiful Video ❤️❤️❤️

  • Lucas Patenaude
    Lucas Patenaude 17 hours ago +1

    Nobody:
    Amazing Jonathan's mom: "...smokin a lot of pot.."

  • Helgi Már Friðgeirsson
    Helgi Már Friðgeirsson 20 hours ago +1

    To be honest Joel looks just like Eric Bana

  • Duderus
    Duderus 22 hours ago +1

    Awesome. Awesome. Awesome

  • Worst Chicken
    Worst Chicken 23 hours ago +1

    Mid to early 90's I first saw The Amazing Johnathan. Been a fan ever since. Great Doc, thanks for uplaoding!

  • Divergent Droid
    Divergent Droid 23 hours ago

    He was diagnosed with a year to live in 2014. He's still alive and kicking as of July 2019. My God bless.

  • Divergent Droid
    Divergent Droid Day ago

    It's confirmed by The Amazing Johnathan's mom. Smoking a lot of pot is good for you! LOL

  • Sweetvanteas Honestly

    This is beautiful, thank you.

  • Thomas George
    Thomas George Day ago

    Can you please make a follow up documentary about that toe?

  • Rub198
    Rub198 Day ago +5

    This is by far the best content this channel has ever put out. Made me laugh, made me cry, made me rethink my own life and forget it all at once. And I didn't even know who the Amazing Jonathan was before this. Thank you!

  • Charlie V
    Charlie V Day ago

    9:03 Bryan Callen?

  • Taken Serious
    Taken Serious Day ago +2

    I remember seeing Jonathan on TV so I was interested in this. The bit about Joel's childhood and drawing stick figures after his dad left - the way Jonathan laughs about it made me genuinely crack up. I find it uplifting when we can look back on rough times and make light of it.

  • J MM
    J MM 2 days ago +2

    Great video!

  • T4lkSm4kGaming TV
    T4lkSm4kGaming TV 2 days ago +1

    always respected John. he showed everyone how no matter what you do in life, it is possible to accomplish your dreams. Glad he is still healthy and much love to him.

  • Mr Quiver
    Mr Quiver 2 days ago +3

    Thank you to everyone involved in making this documentary, especially Steve Byrne, for putting it on USclip. I hope it exposes new generations to the hilarious comedy of The Amazing Jonathan.

  • T.M. Warren
    T.M. Warren 2 days ago +1

    🗣 *Tremendous* !! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

  • Ty Brown
    Ty Brown 2 days ago +1

    This was amazing. What a great dude.

  • Lew Allaire
    Lew Allaire 2 days ago +3

    Joe Rogan helped me find this. I liked Gallagher and Carrot Top but Jonathan made me love prop comedy.

  • Real Paranormal Videos
    Real Paranormal Videos 3 days ago +1

    THIS F*CKER AINT EVEN DEAD! .....got me.

  • Her Majestys Minstrel
    Her Majestys Minstrel 3 days ago +1

    Anytime they want to make the Joel + Jonathan movie is fine by me..

  • Thomas Gartland
    Thomas Gartland 3 days ago +1

    Awesome Doc!!! Thanks Steve for sharing with all of us!!!

  • dimitreze
    dimitreze 3 days ago +1

    amazing doc

  • Sam G
    Sam G 3 days ago +1

    Great job, Steve! Really enjoyed it

  • Chris B
    Chris B 3 days ago +1

    In college I saw you special over and over again. Love you man.

  • Daniel Petit
    Daniel Petit 4 days ago +1

    This is awesome

  • TravelCostaRicaNow.com
    TravelCostaRicaNow.com 4 days ago +2

    young jamie brought me here. Forgot how great he is.

  • The TSAR
    The TSAR 4 days ago

    AJ was way ahead of his time. I think my whole sense of humor was shaped around his comedy. For what it was at the time, it was cutting edge, even extreme and I couldn’t get enough of it. He wasn’t a male model, didn’t have washboard abs and was sloppy looking and slovenly and he smoked a lot of pot; just like me. I loved all his shit and to this day I still hold him in the highest regard. Thanks for putting so much work into this and sharing it for FREE on USclip.

  • Daniel Romano
    Daniel Romano 4 days ago +1

    Heard about this on YMH as well. Thank you Steve Byrne for telling this story. The amazing Johnathan is the reason I got into comedy in the first place. Amazing work all around!

  • Kniss Bomb Kniss
    Kniss Bomb Kniss 4 days ago +2

    Thanks, Steve for reminding us of how great AJ was and is!

  • Brian Durkin
    Brian Durkin 4 days ago +2

    I’m from that generation that grew up on comedy half hour specials. Amazing Jonathan was always one of my favorites. So original. Thank you for making this.
    Also where can we get that closing song that leads to the title card? That jam is fire.

    • Steve Byrne
      Steve Byrne 4 days ago

      That song was by Dave Kushner. He's on Twitter and you can ask him. I agree. He did a killer job.

  • Jon McGinnis
    Jon McGinnis 4 days ago +3

    Steve Byrne! This was fantastic, thank you for being amazing.

  • David Mays
    David Mays 4 days ago +1

    he was funny to watch but it's kinda fucked up how he never answered that kids letters until the kids dad gave him that commercial that paid 60k

    • Anastasia Synn
      Anastasia Synn 4 days ago

      I'm guessing you didn't pay attention in school very well because that is not how it happened. Do you need to watch the movie again in a room by yourself?

  • geostillo78
    geostillo78 4 days ago +1

    Pretty good doc Steve. Although i have to say that i find the dynamic of Joel and Johnathan's relationship origins a bit strange.

    • geostillo78
      geostillo78 4 days ago +1

      @Steve Byrne very rare! Thanks for the doc man. Always loved watching Johnathan growing up.

    • Steve Byrne
      Steve Byrne 4 days ago +2

      The only reason it's strange is because so many bad people are out there and unfortunately take advantage of those situations. The real reason this is strange is because that doesn't happen. It's a rare example of the good in humanity and the belief in helping one another along the way.

  • Tillburg
    Tillburg 4 days ago +2

    This was incredibly well done. Thank you Steve for this glimpse into that one guy I saw on Comedy Central years ago with the humping snowball trick!

  • richtunney
    richtunney 4 days ago +16

    This is even better than advertised. Good work Steve Byrne. You nailed this.

  • Mark Lucas
    Mark Lucas 4 days ago +2

    I cry too easily. Thanks for this.

  • Charles Sexton
    Charles Sexton 4 days ago +3

    I think ATC needs to become it's own streaming service. Love the content on this channel.

  • Senior XJ
    Senior XJ 4 days ago

    So has he passed away yet cause they didn't mention it?

    • Steve Byrne
      Steve Byrne 4 days ago

      Johnathan, fortunately, is still with us. Thanks for watching.

  • Chris Randall
    Chris Randall 4 days ago +2

    It’s a very beautiful documentary.

  • Frugé Photo
    Frugé Photo 5 days ago +3

    Thank you Steve. Incredible Doc

  • Sexual.Harrassment.Panda

    Smokin' a lotta pot

  • Ringofan19
    Ringofan19 5 days ago +2

    I don't think the term "beloved" would be an overstatement when describing this guy. Jonathan has given us decades of laughs and has earned his place in the hearts of his fans. He can rest easy knowing his legacy will live on.

  • Nick Pignetti
    Nick Pignetti 5 days ago +2

    Love ya Johnathan!! Forever amazing!!

  • Randy Thompson
    Randy Thompson 5 days ago +3

    I’ve always enjoyed Jonathan’s brand of humor! I learned of this doc via Steve Byrne’s appearance on the Your Mom’s House podcast. I’m quite impressed with the quality of the production, now knowing this was an out of pocket budget based project. It was a fitting tribute to Jonathan. As for the idiots who felt the need to give this a thumbs down ... what the hell is wrong with you people? Best wishes to Jonathan and his family, friends and fans. May his remaining time with us be peaceful and fulfilling.

  • Gillatene47
    Gillatene47 5 days ago +2

    Im so glad this brought the Amazing Jonathon back in my life, thank you for this

  • Twigg4075
    Twigg4075 5 days ago +2

    The first time seeing him on tv I was a fan. The man is absolutely hilarious and an unbelievable talent. Thank you so much for this documentary.

  • Tommy Taylor
    Tommy Taylor 6 days ago +2

    I love the Amazing Jonathon! His routines brought a lot joy to my life and still do. I hope he makes a full recovery and comes to my town to do a show

  • Daz C
    Daz C 6 days ago +2

    Great job Steve. Thank you to you, to jonathon and to Joel

  • Mo street
    Mo street 6 days ago +2

    Here from your moms house such a great doc!

  • HADES Music
    HADES Music 6 days ago +11

    Steve Byrne killed it on fighter and the kid. Brought me here!

  • Lárus Blöndal Guðjónsson

    thanks

  • dexter Jones
    dexter Jones 6 days ago +1

    What's in the Windex bottle

  • dexter Jones
    dexter Jones 6 days ago +2

    Man this guy is one of the best

  • Scott Stackhouse
    Scott Stackhouse 6 days ago +2

    Why can't i like this more than once?

  • Rachel Odin
    Rachel Odin 6 days ago +1

    I need to see the toe

  • Chris Probst
    Chris Probst 6 days ago +2

    1:09:12 That's where I first saw him, on Just for Laughs. Looking back in was lucky my parents let me watch that show at all, even though it was relatively tame. Good memories :)

  • Michael Motter
    Michael Motter 6 days ago +3

    What an amazing story. Grew up watching him, incredible talent! Thank you for all the laughs!

  • MattJenRussell
    MattJenRussell 6 days ago +5

    I grew up loving The Amazing Jonathan and have to say that this documentary was awesome and inspiring.

  • Wing Zeng
    Wing Zeng 6 days ago +1

    Fucking Tigerbelly and Bobby didn't promote the movie properly. Thanks Steve Byrne for offering this up on youtube.

  • 9sunskungfu
    9sunskungfu 6 days ago +2

    I remember back in 1997 i was a waiter in a cafe called Fast eddy's in the city (Melbourne Aus) and i served them, it was Joel , his then wife or partner i think and of course Jonathon, he was so famous back then so it was a real treat to take their order and serve their food. I wondered what happened to you guys, this was "amazing" to watch. Thankyou and God bless.