HOUSTON — Finnish comedian, Ismo, once commanded a military unit and studied physics in college, but chose to follow a career in stand-up comedy instead.  It turned out to be the right decision because he's been named "The Funniest Person in the World" after winning a competition at the famous Laugh Factory comedy club in Los Angeles.

His appearance on "Conan" went viral and gained over 70 million views in only 3 days by doing what he does best...breaking down the quirky English language and offering an outsider's perspective to everyday experiences. Watch it here.

Ismo is performing at the Joke Joint Comedy Club tonight and tomorrow night at 8pm and 10:30pm and Sunday night at 8pm.  Tickets start at $14 and are available online at jokejointcomedyshowcase.com