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Welcome to Maine comedy show coming to Franco Center Feb. 3

February 3 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

PHOTO CAPTION: Comedians Ian Stuart and James Theberge will bring their Welcome to Maine comedy show featuring Maine themes and topics to the Franco Center at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3. Tickets can be purchased at 207-689-2000 and www.francocenter.org/shows. The Franco Center is at 46 Cedar Street, Lewiston. Submitted photo. 

Welcome to Maine comedy show at Franco Center Feb. 3 

LEWISTON—The Welcome to Maine comedy show will be coming to the Franco Center at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3. Maine-based comedians Ian Stuart and James Theberge began filming the Welcome to Maine series in late 2020. As part of the comedy show, Ian portrays Mark and James portrays Troy, fictional Mainers. They were joined by Cousin Luke, portrayed by comedian Paul Hunt in late 2021. Aiming to be both funny and informative, Welcome to Maine blends a mix of updated traditional Maine humor with historical facts and a whole bunch of “yuhts.”  

This comedy show is inspired by traditional Maine humorists such as Bert and I, and Tim Sample but are far from the now-classic comedians.  Welcome to Maine is brutally honest and unassuming. They are not shy to share some of the bold truths that are common elements of daily Maine living.     

The troupe’s material features well-known Maine themes and topics which include Allen’s Coffee Brandy, weed stores, and Marden’s. Mark is the straight man of the team with a standard reply, Yuht, Oh yuht, or Ooooh yuht, as Troy and Cousin Luke set up all the material. The trio produced a comedy album which includes skits reminiscent of an Adam Sandler album. 

Visit the Welcome to Maine Facebook page for videos of this comedy act at https://www.facebook.com/WelcomeToMaineShow or on their website at https://www.welcometomaineshow.com/ 

Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door the day of the show. Cash bar and doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.francocenter.org/shows or by phone at 207-689-2000. Tickets can also be purchased in person at our box office between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.     

The Franco Center is at 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. Parking is available in the mill lot. The building is handicap accessible on the Lincoln St. Alley side. 


Season Underwriter is Maple Way Dental Care; Media Sponsors are Sun Journal, Turner Publishing, Uncle Andy’s, Bennett Radio Group. Thank you to our show sponsors Berman & Simmons and Lawn Guard!


February 3
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
$25 – $30
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Franco Center

46 Cedar Street
Lewiston, ME 04240 United States
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