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John Bobbitt Pursuing New Career

August 6, 1999

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) _ John Wayne Bobbitt has heard a lot of laughs at his expense since he became a household name at the hands of his steak knife-wielding ex-wife.

Keep laughing, he says. Only now he wants to get paid for it.

The 32-year-old ex-Marine is back home in New York to embark on a new career as a comedian.

He said he’s trained with established Los Angeles comedians and has already survived open mike night at The Improv in Los Angeles. He’s booked at a Toronto club next week.

``I had a bad relationship and I think I can talk about that, have some advice,″ Bobbitt said in Tuesday’s Buffalo News. ``Like sleep on your stomach.″

Bobbitt’s penis was reattached after it was sliced off in 1993 by his wife, Lorena. She was found innocent by reason of insanity.

He later starred in a few adult movies but decided the business wasn’t for him.

``I could just go home and get a job,″ he said. ``Or I could do stand-up comedy, and that’s exciting, and wild and crazy, and have fun making people laugh. Make a career out of it.″

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