Comic ‘Mid-Life’ at Camden Opera House

Jul 21, 2014

Camden — Former Maine Deputy-turned-comedian Juston McKinney returns to the Camden Opera House with a brand new show Friday, July 25, at 8 p.m. “On Mid-Life Support” is a blend of more real stories from the rural patrol along with stories of his family and everyday life, always with the flavor of McKinney's classic guy who tries and somehow comes up a little short.

Tickets are $18, available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Camden Town Office; or via 470-7066 or camdenmaine.com (fees apply). Tickets also will be available at the door.

McKinney grew up living on the border of New Hampshire and Maine. After earning an associate’s degree from Southern Maine Community College, he was hired as a deputy Sheriff patrolling the same border in which he grew up. But in 1997, he turned in his gun and badge and left the dangerous streets of rural Maine and moved to the quiet community of Queens, N.Y. While living in New York City, he worked his way into the weekend lineup at Comic Strip Live, Stand-up New York, Dangerfield’s, Gotham and Caroline’s on Broadway. He has had sitcom development deals with Warner Brothers, CBS Productions and Comedy Central; and has appeared on a half dozen Comedy Central shows including a half hour “Comedy Central Presents” and most recently his one-hour special “Juston McKinney:  A Middle-Class Hole,” which was released by Warner Bros. on DVD/CD.

McKinney has appeared numerous times on the “Tonight Show” with both Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien. He was chosen to be part of the Blue Collar Comedy Next Generation Tour with Bill Engval, which aired on TBS; and had his own weekly show on Sirius/XM radio, “Live From the Woods with Juston McKinney.” TV credits include “The King of Queens and the Sidney Lumet drama “100 Centre Street.” His movie credits include “The Zoo Keeper” and “Here Comes the Boom.” He is developing his web series “Hosed” into a full-length feature film. McKinney lives in New Hampshire with his wife, kids and dogs; for more information, visit justonmckinney.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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Dagney C. Ernest
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Dagney has been providing Courier coverage of the local arts scene since 1985 and has helmed the multi-paper A&E section since it debuted in 2003. She has been a local performing artist, community and professional, for 30 years and spent a decade writing, producing and announcing on-air for several Midcoast radio stations. When not in the NewsNest, Dagney likes to be in motion.

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