BATH — Stand-up comic Johnny Ater and friends will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at The Chocolate Church Arts Center.

Stand-up comic Johnny Ater and friends will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, at The Chocolate Church Arts Center in Bath. Submitted photo

Ater, a lifelong Mainer, offers up hilarious and honest stories about life, family, relationships and his colorful local friends, whom he brings to life on stage for all to meet. The comedian also offers light-hearted swipes at himself and his fellow Mainers, and is known for his “rubber face,” which he is able to contort into hilarious and surprising ways. A vulnerable performer who embraces his “uncool” persona, Ater has become one of Maine’s favorite stand-up comics since he began performing in 2003.

Ater will be joined by fellow Maine comedians Colby Bradshaw of Yarmouth and Julie Poulin of Monmouth.

Other upcoming winter shows at the Chocolate Church Arts Center include a production of Noel Coward’s classic comic play “Blithe Spirit,” opening on Feb. 28 and running through March 8, and a St. Patrick’s Day themed improv comedy show with the Doppelbloopers on March 13.

Tickets for Johnny Ater and Friends in the annex at the Chocolate Church Arts Center are $15 advance or $17 at the door. Tickets for this show, and all shows at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, can be purchased at www.chocolatechurcharts.org or by calling 207-442-8455. The Chocolate Church Arts Center is at 804 Washington St.


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