GARDINER — Maine Event Comedy presents trial attorney-turned-comedian Karen Morgan on Saturday, June 3, at Johnson Hall.

The 7:30 p.m. show will also feature Los Angeles transplant Brian Brinegar, Boston’s Liam McGurk, and host Mark Turcotte.

A native of Athens, Georgia, Morgan set aside a career as a successful trial attorney to pursue comedy full time in 2005. She was a finalist on Nick at Nite’s “Search for the Funniest Mom in America” and has been touring the country playing clubs, theaters and corporate events.

Morgan has performed at Caroline’s in New York, the Improv in Las Vegas and The Laugh Factory in Hollywood. Her comedy can be heard on Sirius XM Radio and nationally syndicated radio shows.

She resides in Cumberland and is licensed to practice law in Maine and Georgia.

Thrice named Maine’s Best Comedian by the Portland Phoenix, Brinegar is originally from Los Angeles and has worked with Last Comic Standing winner Iliza Shlesinger. He was featured on the Comedy Time Network and has performed at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles and the Ice House in Pasadena.


McGurk is a regular at the Comedy Studio, Laugh Boston, and Giggles Comedy Club.

Turcotte performed at New York City’s Gotham Comedy Club and was selected for the Boston, Cleveland, and North Carolina comedy festivals.

Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center is at 280 Water St. Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for seniors and may be purchased at

The show is for ages 21-and-older and doors open at 7 p.m. FMI call (207) 582-7144.

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