Bread Johnson

Brett Johnson is a comedian based in Boston, but he grew up in Albany, New York and spent three years as a teenager in Nairobi, Kenya. His sly, cerebral joke writing and animated storytelling combine for an act that’s as entertaining as it is confessional.

Brett is known for his willingness to explore delicate subjects and expressive physicality, which he developed as a trained actor and improviser.

He’s performed stand up all over the country, including as a featured performer in the Women in Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. Locally he produces and hosts the monthly Pavement Comedy Night, a showcase in a coffee shop, as well as The Ellis Room, a comedy show in a Brookline speakeasy.

He’s been co-producing the intimate storytelling show Shaves for years, in which comics divulge intensely personal stories in someone’s bedroom or living room. His short films have been screened in LA, New Orleans, Austin + his own website. Sometimes he goes by “Bread” but tries to limit his consumption of simple carbohydrates for nutritional reasons.


The Comedy Studio

Laugh Boston

Vermont Comedy Club


Nick’s Comedy Stop

Dick Doherty’s Comedy Vault

The Rockwell (formerly Davis Square Theatre)

Q.E.D. (NYC)


Comedy Bar (Toronto)

Coldtowne Theater (Austin)

Cap City Comedy Club (Austin)

Good Good Comedy Theatre (Philadelphia)


Suffolk University

Boston University

Gordon College

Endicott College


Crossroads Comedy Festival, 2016

Women in Comedy Festival, 2017, 2018, 2019

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018, 2019

Boston Comedy Festival, 2017

Portland Comedy Festival, 2018

Granite State Comedy Festival, 2012