LEWISTON — The winner of “The Last Comic Laughing” challenge will be chosen from the five finalists competing Thursday night at Bear Bones Beer, 43 Lisbon St. The winner of the challenge collects a $500 prize.
The competition, hosted by comic Ben Roberts, will begin at 8 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $5. 
Colby Bradshaw, the 2017 Winter Couch Champ, is looking to add to his comic hardware. He may look like the kid brother that’s never leaving the nest, but he’s going places performing all over Maine from Madawaska to York. He had a main part in “Loose Strings: The Don Delafield Story” on YouTube.com
Ali Simpson has has been busy working her crafty comedy. She can knit a sweater or kill (with comedy) like an undercover agent. She’s performed at The Franco Center, breweries  SoMe, Baxter and  Bear Bones, and even on back porches and in apartment hallways.
Sam Pelletier comes from Readfield.  He’s performed at festivals — Green Mountain in Vermont and Portland Comedy Festival — on the campaign trail with Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, and at competitions, including Empire’s The Couch and Franco Center’s Central Maine’s Funniest Comic. He also has sketches on the web. 
Dawn Hartill, plumber, mom, radio dj and comic are just a few of the hats she wears on any given day. The Rockland Strand Cup winner is looking to put her kids’ accomplishments on the lower part of the refrigerator at home. Because winners put their stuff on the top for everyone to see.
 Billy Jack Goodwin is looking to get a Maine comic hat-trick of sorts — if there were an official one to be given. He’s already won the Portland  Comedy Festival Best Amateur Comic title, and the Franco Center’s Central Maine’s Funniest Comic so a win at Bear Bones bear would complete the trifecta.  

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