Local writer, actor and commentator Peter Paton gathers his creative forces and colleagues in another of his periodic Peter Paton Comedy & Variety shows Tuesday, May 16, at 7 p.m. at the Colonial Theatre, 163 High St.

As always, attendees can expect a full evening of comedy, music and more. Paton will emcee and will be doing stand-up, sketch and “getting underfoot,” he said. Among his compatriots will be Leslie Stein, a poet, singer and actor. The two have performed together many times “and should be used to each other.”

Also on the boards will be The Cool Kids' Table, a comedy improv team based in Camden led by Heather Ellsworth and including Marika Shyduroff, Charlie Lane, Cricket Dow, Ginger Lane and Willow Henry-Elwell.

“They are nice guys, high energy and funny, talk about funny!”, said Paton.

Also back again is Vince Gabriel, blues and rock artist who runs two open mics every week in Rockland, at FOG and Waterworks. Ezra Rugg, “a creative genius with bass and guitar,” is in the mix, as well, familiar from performances at Three Tides and many other venues.

Paton recently shared some thoughts he will expand upon during the show:

“Much has been said about using tolerance when relating to people. But the whole notion of tolerance really falls short,” he said. “Tolerate is what we do with something that is wrong, in disrepair, and needs to be fixed. But different color, place of origin, or different language, does not leave anyone in need of repair.”

Those who wish to be entertained are encouraged to repair to the Colonial Tuesday night. Tickets are $15, at the door or in advance at brownpapertickets.com.