Tim Sample at Boothbay Harbor Opera House June 29

Posted:  Monday, June 19, 2017 - 10:00am
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Boothbay Harbor native Tim Sample’s unique New England style of humor has gained him a national following. When introducing Tim on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Charles Gibson referred to him as “The man who wrote the book – literally, on Maine humor!” while legendary newsman Charles Kuralt called Sample “Maine’s Humorist Laureate.”

In celebration of Windjammer Festival week, on Thursday, June 29, Sample brings his stories and humor “back home” to the stage at the Opera House in Boothbay Harbor.

Describing Sample’s work as “humor” rather than “comedy” is, according to fellow Mainer and bestselling novelist Stephen King, an 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 a dozen popular albums of “down east,” Tim spent 11 years (1993 -2004) as a regular correspondent for the Emmy award-winning network television show CBS News Sunday Morning. He has written and/or illustrated over a dozen books, including regional bestsellers “Saturday Night at Moody’s Diner” and “How to Talk Yankee.” Tim’s narration work includes such award-winning films and audio books as Robert McCloskey’s children’s classic “Burt Dow Deep Water Man” and King’s “The Sun Dog” and “Drunken Fireworks,” as well as the immensely popular film documentary “From Stump to Ship.”

Sample has performed in venues as diverse as The Mall of America, Ocean Reef Club on Key Largo and the Caribou (Maine) Performing Arts Center. These days, he averages 50-60 concert and after-dinner appearances per year.

Tickets, $22 in advance and $27 at the door, are available through the Opera House box office at 86 Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor, by calling 633-5159 and online: www.boothbayoperahouse.com. Doors for seating open at 7 p.m. Sample takes to the stage at 7:30.

Event Date: 
Thu, 06/29/2017 - 11:00am
Address: 
86 Townsend Avenue
Boothbay Harbor  Maine  04538