LEWISTON — Three fires in the span of one week have left over 100 people homeless. Laughs for Lewiston, a pair of comedy shows benefiting victims of the recent Lewiston fires, will take place at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Prose Gallery. All proceeds will be directed to the YWCA Lewiston Fire Victims account.

Lewiston Auburn Magazine, and Comedy Fix founder Mark Turcotte, have partnered to bring the show to the new gallery, which welcomes nine comedians for its first live-entertainment event.

“Watching our neighbors lose so much in tragedy after tragedy has taken a bit of a toll on this downtown’s psyche,” said Lewiston Auburn Magazine publisher Joshua Shea. “There’s been such positive momentum forward in this neighborhood the last couple of years and it’s important we continue to push through and the best way possible is to support those who have been devastated by these fires.”

“Lewiston is a tough city with a big heart,” said Turcotte. “The outpouring of support for the victims has been overwhelming. I look forward to sharing a night of laughs in my hometown.”

Along with Turcotte, Maine comedians Brian Brinegar, Travis Curran, Jake Jacobson, Connor McGrath, Kevin Neales, Mark Reilly, Ian Stuart, Dee Turcotte and Ryan Waning will donate their time and talent to keep the laughs rolling.

Tickets are $10 for each show and may be reserved by calling 207-740-8800. The shows are for ages 21 and older and will contain adult language and content. Prose Gallery is at 223 Lisbon Street.

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