Bob Marley, a Maine native and UMF grad, will be on campus March 16.

FARMINGTON – The University of Maine at Farmington Student Health Club will bring nationally known comedian Bob Marley for a benefit performance at the University Tuesday, March 16.

The show will begin at 7 p.m. in Dearborn Gymnasium on the Farmington campus. The public is invited.

Marley, who recently traveled to Iraq to entertain and support U.S. troops, was named one of the “10 Comics to Watch” by Variety International Entertainment Weekly. A UMF graduate, Marley performs more than 300 live shows a year, appearing at places such as Caesar’s Palace, The Riviera Hotel, The Bellagio Hotel and The Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas; Trump Plaza and The Tropicana Hotel in Atlantic City; and comedy clubs from coast to coast.

His TV appearances include “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Night with David Letterman,” “The Conan O’Brien Show,” Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” and “Stand Up, Stand Up,” VH1’s “The List,” A&E’s “An Evening at the Improv,” ABC’s “Prime Time Live with Diane Sawyer” and CNBC’s “America’s Talking.”

He has also made appearances in several films, including “Liar’s Club,” “Under the Bus,” “Mint Condition” and “The Boondock Saints.”

The March 16 performance is open to the public. Tickets are $12 for the public, and UMF students $5 with valid ID. Tickets are available at Mickey’s Hallmark in downtown Farmington. The performance is sponsored by the UMF Student Health Club with proceeds benefiting the club’s trip to a national health conference.

For more information, people can call (207) 778-7098.

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