FARMINGTON – Nationally known comedian and University of Maine at Farmington graduate Bob Marley will give a live, benefit performance at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 19, in the UMF Dearborn Gymnasium. The show is open to the public.

While an honors student at UMF, Marley, class of 1992, was a community health education major and served as president of the Student Health Club. “From my first meeting with him as his academic advisor, I was tickled with Bob’s take on life and sense of humor. He could always make me laugh,” said Dennis Kamholtz, chair of the UMF Department of Community Health and Recreation

As a student, Marley was set on both completing his education and making his way as a stand-up comedian, according to Kamholtz.

“Bob would drive to the comedy clubs in Boston midweek to perform and still be the first one in the classroom the next morning. But with all his continued success, he never forgot where he came from. Through it all, he always remained extremely loyal to UMF, and you know, that hasn’t changed a bit,” Kamholtz said.

Tickets for the show are $10 for the general public; $5 for UMF students with an I.D. They are available at Howard’s Rexall in Farmington and in the UMF Olsen Student Center. If still available, tickets will be sold at the door the night of the show.

The performance has adult content and is for mature audiences only.

For more information, contact Darlene Twitchell at the UMF Department of Community Health and Recreation, 778-7097; or e-mail [email protected]

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