Bio & Resume

johnny2Life-long local and arguably Maine’s funniest, down-home comedian, Johnny Ater offers up hilarious and honest stories about life, family, relationships, work, and his colorful local friends, which he brings to life on stage for all to meet.

Ater is not a bitter, self-hating comic, he’s vulnerable and embraces his uncool persona, which makes you embrace your own at the same time, winning over every audience, through communal fear of our collective and eminent nerdiness. THAT will make you laugh, BUT it’s his rubber face that you’ll be talking about for days after seeing his performance. Johnny has the ability contort his face in ways that will make you hysterical.

He’s your goofy brother, your dorky Dad, your silly Grandpa, but after a show with him, he’ll just feel like “Johnny, your funny best friend”.

Don’t miss one of Johnny’s amazing live performances throughout New England.


Hey bud, I’ve been at these clubs, and more..

  • Punchline Comedy Club, San Francisco, CA
  • Coconuts Comedy Club, Tampa, FL
  • Comedy Fix, Lewiston, ME
  • Comedy Connection, Portland ME
  • Comedy Connection, Boston MA


Frig, there’s almost too many to name, but lets staht with a couple..

  • Johnson Hall, Gardiner, ME
  • Mystic Theater, Rumford, ME


University of Maine, Farmington
University New England


Bath Heritage Days, Bath, ME
Maine Comedy Festival, Bethel, ME


I’ve done a ton of clean, corporate comedy shows, and business holiday pahties, and whathaveyou..
I’ve got some wicked nice references, give me a call bud and I’ll fork ’em ovah.