People are encouraged to grab their friends, get ready to laugh, and head on down to Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater as the theater welcomes the 2019 tour of the Maine Comedy All-Stars at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 28. On this night, James Theberge will host three of the most talented comedians in the state of Maine: Colby Bradshaw, Dennis Fogg, and the evening’s headliner, Ian Stuart.
Considered PG-13, the evening performance will certainly offer family-friendly fun.
For witty takes on food, friends, and Irish step-dancing, one should not miss Bradshaw. With his quiet approach to comedy, his deadpan delivery, and his dry humor, Bradshaw is always a crowd favorite. He has performed at New York City’s The Stand and the Gotham Comedy Club, and he was recently the winner of Empire’s Comedy Winter Classic in Portland. Bradshaw has appeared as a guest on The Nite Show with Danny Cashman and has opened for comedians Bob Marley and Juston McKinney.
Fogg has over 20 years of comedy experience under his belt, bringing the audience to stitches with his fast-paced delivery. His comedy and restaurant, Uncle Andy’s Diner in South Portland, were featured on the Food Network’s “Restaurant: Impossible.” The Portland resident was a finalist in the Funniest Comic on the East Coast contest at Mohegan Sun and is a regular at Dick Doherty’s Comedy Den in Boston. Fogg is known for sharing humorous stories about life’s absurd moments as well as his family, kids, and work.
Rounding out the night is Portland’s own Stuart, one of New England’s most sought-after headliners. Known for his vivid storytelling, gut-busting one-liners, and sharp crowd work, it’s no wonder that Stuart has worked and performed with many of the top names in comedy, including Jay Mohr, Maria Bamford, and Demetri Martin.
Stuart has toured the United States and Canada multiple times and has headlined The Wip Theater in Chicago; The Comedy Works in Montreal; Caprock in Lubbock, Texas; The Underground in Santa Fe, New Mexico; and many theaters, venues, and colleges around the U.S. and Canada. Stuart is the founder of the Portland Maine Comedy Festival and currently teaches a successful stand-up comedy class in the city of Portland.
Tickets for the show are $15 for adults, $13 for Lincoln Theater members, and $5 for youth age 18 and under, and are available through the Lincoln Theater box office at 563-3424. Tickets are also available at the door starting at 6:30 p.m. on the day of the show.