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“Early Evening Show” welcomes Mark Turcotte


Mark Turcotte (photo by Ram Sport Photography)

On Saturday, September 3 at 8 p.m., Celebration Barn Theater will present Mike Miclon’s late-night talk show spoof “The Early Evening Show,” featuring special guests Mark Turcotte and Jason Tardy, along with show regulars Fritz Grobe, Tom Murphy, and more.

Mark Turcotte is a versatile comedian who’s performed for audiences ranging from sold-out event centers to his daughter’s elementary school faculty. In 2016, he was a semi-finalist in the World Series of Comedy at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre in Sarasota, Florida. He has been selected to perform in the Boston Comedy Festival, Cleveland Comedy Festival, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival and Maine Comedy Festival. He was a finalist in the 2014 Funniest Comic on the East Coast contest at Mohegan Sun.

Jason Tardy’s solo act is a heady mix of high-energy juggling, fire-eating, balancing, contortion, and crazy offbeat comedy. His fearlessness, outrageous risk-taking, and constant off-kilter banter makes his show a must for audiences of all ages. A long-time Early Evening Show guest, Tardy has performed all over the U.S. and abroad, including three shows at The White House in Washington, D.C.

The Early Evening Show’s wild improvisations, surprise guests and audience interactions have made it the longest-running live variety show in Maine. The Bangor Daily News called it, “a seamless, hilarious production,” and CBS Sunday Morning called it “must-see reality.”

Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors (ages 60 and over), and $8 for kids (ages 17 and under). All tickets are general admission and members receive priority seating. The lobby and concessions open at 7 p.m. Purchasing tickets in advance is strongly recommended. Celebration Barn Theater is located just off Route #117 at 190 Stock Farm Road in South Paris. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the box office at 743-8452 or see

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