LEWISTON — Maine Event Comedy presents Portland’s Joe Deschaine at 7 p.m. Thursday at Bear Bones Beer. He’ll be joined by Bill Picard, David McLaughlin and Randy Williams. An open mic will follow the show.

Voted Hardest Working Comic in California’s Humboldt County, Deschaine has performed stand-up from Maine to California and back again. He organized and produced the Savage Henry Magazine Comedy Festival and the Redwood Comedy festival in Northern California. He’s a regular at Empire in Portland and Auburn’s House of Bacon.

Born with cerebral palsy and confined to a wheelchair, Picard has used his physical disability to educate and entertain. He’s was a finalist in Portland’s Funniest Professional Contest and tours as a motivational speaker.

McLaughlin hails from Somerville, Massachusetts, and is not shy about taking his familial issues to the stage. He’s a regular at the Comedy Studio and was selected to the 2018 Salem Comedy Festival.

Williams recently spread his love of nerd culture at the Portland Maine Comedy Festival. He performs regularly at The Shaskeen in his home state, New Hampshire.

The show is free and for ages 21 and older. Bear Bones Beer is at 43 Lisbon St., Lewiston. FMI call 207-513-0742 or email maineeventcomedy@gmail.com.

Joe Deschaine (Submitted photo)

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