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Vinegar Hill Music Theatre Presents at City Theater: Maine Humorist Tim Sample


Tim Sample is a Maine native whose unique style of New England humor has gained him a national following. Good Morning America host Charles Gibson referred Sample as, “The man who wrote the book-literally, on Maine humor!”

Describing Tim Sample’s work as “humor” rather than “comedy” is, according to bestselling novelist Stephen King a very important distinction: “He’s a funny guy, you’ll get no argument from me on that score, but no more a comedian than Mark Twain or Artemis Ward. Like, them, Timmy (that’s what I always call him the way folks from up our way are apt to call their friends “dearie”) “ isn’t acting; he’s just talking in a kind of heightened and gifted way, as folks do when they’re passing on valuable tales about the human condition.” In addition to TV, radio and bestselling albums of “down east” humor (five of them released on the legendary Bert and I label), Tim spent eleven years (1993 -2004) as a regular correspondent for the Emmy award winning network television show CBS News Sunday Morning, hosted by Charles Osgood. Tim has written also and/or illustrated over a dozen books, including regional bestsellers Saturday Night at Moody's Diner and How to Talk Yankee. Tim has narrated several award-winning films and audiobooks including; Robert McCloskey’s children's classic Burt Dow Deep Water Man, Stephen King’s The Sun Dog and Drunken Fireworks and the immensely popular film documentary From Stump to Ship. In a career spanning four decades Tim has appeared at venues as diverse as The Mall of America, Ocean Reef Club on Key Largo, the Caribou Maine Performing Arts Center and The Mall of America Tim currently resides “all the way down east” in Calais, Maine with his wife and their brilliant Cairn Terrier “Cosmo”.

Saturday, August 17th 7:30 PM

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