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
Vermont Comedy Club
Nick’s Comedy Stop
Dick Doherty’s Comedy Vault
The Rockwell (formerly Davis Square Theatre)
The PIT (NYC)
Comedy Bar (Toronto)
Coldtowne Theater (Austin)
Cap City Comedy Club (Austin)
Good Good Comedy Theatre (Philadelphia)
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