JARETH JOHNSON COMEDY
"Tragedy tomorrow, Comedy tonight"
I first developed a passion for comedy when I was just 5 years old listening to my Mom's Shelley Berman and Tom Lehrer records.
For 40 years I have listened to comedians like George Carlin and Cheech and Chong, and Down-East/Yankee humor of Bert & I and Tim Sample. I drove everyone crazy repeating all the jokes I memorized over and over. Eventually, I started telling my own funny stories.
Throughout the 80's and 90's I ran a DJ business and I was a DJ at WUNH in Durham, NH for a short time. It was a lot of fun and a great learning experience. I loved being on the microphone and entertaining people!
In 2015 I performed my first Comedy Open Mic at The Skybox Bar and Grill in Westbrook, Maine. I got a ton of laughs and knew this was what I wanted to do. So I started writing and performing comedy on a regular basis at Open Mics around the Portland, Maine area.
I teach Stand-up Comedy classes, as time allows.
Presently, I am hosting Virtual Open Mic and Workshops twice a week on Zoom.
From a very funny fan:
Jareth is a funny comedian and a talented producer/promoter. When he hosts an open mic he makes sure the customers, venue, and comedians are all having fun. Nothing mediocre about this guy.
-Laurie Laughlin, LaurieLaughs.com
From a spectator:
I went to Bad Labs Brewery and heard “Tragedy Tomorrow, Comedy Tonight” this past Wednesday. I wasn’t sure what to expect but found myself laughing out loud at some of the open mic comics. Each person comes with their own style and material so there seems to be something for everyone. (I don’t want to say what jokes I didn’t get as I would be dating myself). Fun setting too, and I could hear the words!!! I didn’t laugh at everything, but enough to keep going back - a great way to blow off a tough week! And fantastic job by the MC, Jareth, who kept things moving and made even the spectators feel welcome. Thanks for a great evening (and I got there late - bummer!)!! I left with a smile… how many times can you say that!! See you next month!
SOME PLACES JARETH HAS PERFORMED AND WHERE YOU MIGHT FIND HIM:
Tragedy tomorrow, comedy tonight!
EMPIRE COMEDY CLUB
GRITTY MCDUFF'S BREWING
GFB SCOTTISH PUB
Saco/Old Orchard Beach & Buxton, Maine
BURGERS ON MAIN
BAD LAB BEER CO
LAUGH SHACK AT THE SKYBOX
and Westbrook, Maine
CURLIES COMEDY CLUB
THE BOAT LAUNCH CAFE PUB
Rochester, NH and Standish, Maine
ANDY'S OLD PORT PUB
5 SPOT & PHILLY UNDERGROUND