AUBURN  —  His face has launched a thousand laughs. One of Maine’s favorite comedians, Johnny Ater, highlights the lineup of stand-up comedians for Comedy Fix XXII. The show will take place at 8 p.m., Friday, May 8,  at the Auburn Fireside Inn. Net proceeds will benefit Good Shepherd Food Bank, which feeds over 36,000 Mainers each week and can provide four meals for each dollar raised.

Comedy Fix founder and host, Mark Turcotte, will also welcome coimedians Jay Chanoine, Mike Mulloy, Anthony Smith, Greg Boggis and Jordan Handren-Seavey.

Whether he’s taking light-hearted swipes at himself and his fellow Mainers or contorting his face into hilarious characters, Ater has left audiences laughing throughout New England and beyond since 2003. He’s performed at the Punchline in San Francisco and is the resident host of the Maine Comedy Festival. Ater has also appeared on WCSH’s “207” and “The Nite Show with Danny Cashman.”

Chanoine recorded his debut comedy album “Come On Feel Chanoine” in his hometown Manchester, N.H., last year. It is now available via iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. He’ll begin a southern tour with JT Habersaat’s Altercation Punk Comedy Tour on May 28.

Mulloy generally hates everyone and was voted Most Special Boy in the World by his mom. He’s a regular at the Boston clubs, including The Comedy Studio, Nick’s Comedy Stop and Improv Boston. He also has performed at the Women In Comedy Festival and World Series of Comedy.

Smith represented Rhode Island as a finalist in the 2014 Funniest Comic on the East Coast Contest at Mohegan Sun. He’s appeared on the Public Excess television show and performs regularly throughout New England.

Boggis, from Milford, N.H., hosts his own television show, “The Boggis Hour” and has appeared in Maine State Lottery television commercials.

Handren-Seavey hails from Somerville, Mass., and served as the Comedy Studio’s comic-in-residence last month. He won the 2014 Beantown Comedy Riot and was named Portland’s Funniest Professional in 2012.

The show is for ages 21-and-older and contains adult language and content. Doors open at 7 p.m. General admission tickets are $10 and may be reserved at comedyfixlive.com. The Fireside Inn is at 1777 Washington St. For more information, call 207-513-0742 or email [email protected]


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