A night jampacked with laughs


BATH – Local comedian John Ater will host a night of stand-up comedy, featuring John Turco with special guests Harold “Tuck” Tucker and Nellie Coes, Saturday, Feb. 3

Ater was a young political comic at age 10, performing impressions of Presidents Nixon and Carter. Since the golden days of knock-knock jokes, he has developed into a star performer. His brand of humor and face-making is not far from his early days of making people laugh. Although he still performs regularly for family and friends, Ater especially enjoys entertaining large audiences at the Comedy Connection in Portland and in Boston.

Popular in the Boston and Providence areas, Turco has a rather unique perspective on life, a clean, edgy style, and does hilarious impressions. He has been seen in films”Boone Dock Saints” and “A Civil Action.”

Tucker, a Portland native, has been entertaining audiences all over Maine with his unique brand of stand-up and improv comedy for the past six years.

Coes was a Top 10 finalist in Nick at Night’s Funniest Mom contest.

The comedy jam will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $13 to $18 and can be purchased by calling The Chocolate Church Arts Center at 442-8455. The center is at 798 Washington St. For more information, go online to chocolatechurcharts.org.