ROCKLAND — Comedy in the Kitchen is back Thursday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. with a show featuring Chris Choate, Lily Stratton, Peter Paton and headliner Emily Waterman Dillon at Ada’s Kitchen, 449 Main St.

Emily Waterman Dillon, a self-proclaimed “multilingual stripper for the blind,” is a former Navy wife, mother of three, and survivor of the seven circles of hell. Humor is Dillon’s favorite language. She believes the best jokes come from the worst situations. Originally from South Thomaston, she has performed with numerous nationally touring comics, including Ryan Niemiller, Dulcé Sloan, Donnell Rawlings and Gilbert Gottfried. Dillon is a founder of Stingers Comedy, and was voted Pensacola Florida’s Best Comedian of the Coast in 2019 and 2020.

Chris Choate

Chris Choate, originally from Windsor, has made Knox County his home. He has been performing stand up in his home state of Maine for nearly 10 years. His experiences as a father, Army Veteran, and all-around big dude are the truths at the roots of his comedy. You won’t know whether to hug him or hit him. Choose wisely.

Lily Stratton is new to the comedy scene and brings with her a rapier wit and the speedy delivery of an experienced obstetrician.

Lily Stratton

Peter Paton has performed live comedy in four states and is still alive. He has worked on more than 25 feature films and TV shows, and for more than 20 years in student films at Maine Media Workshops + College. Paton lives in Rockland and works at the local Hannaford. He loves it here. Paton is always looking for venues, mics, laughs and alibis.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 through or for $15 at the door.

Peter Paton

Tables must be reserved through Ada’s Resy or by calling (207) 593-7735 to dine during the show. Bar seating is first come first serve.