POLAND – Maine humorist Joe Perham will perform Monday, July 5, as part of the Poland Spring Preservation Society’s summer concert series.

Perham’s TV credits include six PBS specials, Charles Kuralt’s “On the Road” show on CBS, and ads for NBC’s “Game of the Week” and for the Maine State Lottery. He received broadcasting’s “Broderson Award for Writing and for Artist” for his radio ads for Maine Tourism. He appeared in the movies “Graveyard Shift” and “Bed and Breakfast,” and has portrayed Hamlet and Willy Loman on stage.

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Colby College with advanced degrees in English and education from the University of Maine, Perham is a retired English and speech teacher who now keeps busy as an after-dinner speaker and Maine humorist. He has recorded 15 commercial tapes of Maine humor and Maine folk stories, and has regaled audiences throughout Maine.

All concerts are open to the public and are in the All Souls Chapel in Poland Spring. Showtime is 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5; proceeds go to support the work of the preservation society.

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