As part of its ongoing fundraising efforts, the Midcoast EMS Council will present Maine comedian Bob Marley Thursday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. at the Samoset Resort, Warrenton Street. In September, Marley set a new Guinness World Record for Longest Stand-up Comedy Show by an Individual by performing for 40 hours to raise more than $12,000 for the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

Celebrating more than 15 years as a stand-up comic, Marley has been featured in his own special on Comedy Central and is one of the few comics to do the complete late-night TV circuit. A Maine native and University of Maine at Farmington graduate, Marley uses biographical and observational material for his high-energy routines.

Marley began his career in his hometown of Portland, then moved to Boston to gain experience in a city known for spawning comedy all-stars. A regular at the Aspen and Montreal comedy festivals, he has appeared in several films including the cult favorite “Boondock Saints.”

The peripatetic Marley works nonstop throughout the country in such cities as Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., Boston, New York and Denver. After living in Los Angeles for several years, he, his wife and three children returned to live in Maine.

Tickets are $20, available at the door or in advance by calling 785-5000. This show will be held in conjunction with the 30th EMS Seminar, held yearly to provide quality education to more than 600 emergency medical services providers from across Maine and other New England states.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to