John Schleipen is a Dutch comedian who also does a regular comic strip for free newspaper Sp!ts. He studied Dutch language and literature from 1988 to 1994 and has been in theatre shows since 1993 as a member to the cabaret group Crème Fraîche. In 2004, he did his first one man show. As a promotion for his website, he developed the comic strip 'Strip Up', which is a mix of stand-up comedy and current-affairs. In September 2005, the free newspaper Sp!ts started publishing the strip twice a week in its pages, and from October 2007 until 2012 it appeared on a daily base. A book collection called 'Strip Up Comedy Club' was published in 2014.