McKinney comedy show returns

Feb 19, 2013
Juston McKinney

Camden — Maine Deputy turned comedian Juston McKinney, whose Feb. 9 show was blizzard-ed out, will return to the downtown Camden Opera House for his rescheduled show Saturday, March 2, at 7 p.m. The opera House gig is just one stop on a 16-county Deer Moose, Ticks and Hicks tour that is selling out venues across Maine.

McKinney grew up on the border of Maine and New Hampshire and, after earning an associate’s degree from Southern Maine Community College, was hired as a York County sheriff's deputy to patrol the same border. In 1997, he turned in his gun and badge and left the dangerous streets of rural Maine and moved to New York. In the Big Apple, McKinney worked his way into the weekend lineup at Comic Strip Live, Stand-up New York, Dangerfield’s, Gotham  and Caroline’s on Broadway.

McKinney has made TV appearances include his half-hour Comedy Central Presents and a one-hour special “Juston McKinney — A Middle-Class Hole,” which was released by Warner Bros. on DVD/CD. He has made appearances on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Conan O'Brien” and the “Blue Collar Comedy Next Generation Tour with Bill Engval”; as we as on “The King of Queens” and “100 Centre Street.” His movie credits include “The Zoo Keeper” and “Here Comes the Boom.”

McKinney has a weekly show on Sirius/XM radio, “Live From the Woods with Juston McKinney.” He currently lives in New Hampshire with his wife, children and dogs.

Tickets are $18, available for cash/check at the Camden Town Office, the Camden Snow Bowl and HAV II on Elm Street; and via credit card online at spotlight-solutions.com. A portion of ticket sales will go to the National Toboggan Committee for future events.

All Feb. 9 tickets will be honored. Those who cannot make the rescheduled date will receive a full refund: if ticket was purchased online, send email to Sarah Dearing at sdearing@spotlight-solutions.com; if ticket was purchased at HAV II, return it there for refund; if ticket was purchased at Camden Town Office or the Snow Bowl, visit the town office weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. for refund.

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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