GARDINER — Maine Event Comedy will present Rhode Island’s E.J. Edmonds at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center. Doors open at 7 p.m. 

The show will feature veteran comics Ryan Gartley and Scott MacNeil.

Edmonds is a 12-year stand-up veteran whose confident demeanor, blunt sarcasm, and ability to make fun of himself has made him a favorite throughout the Northeast. The Pawtucket resident turns real-life into real-life comedy, a skill which recently earned him a feature set opening for comedy legend Dave Attell.

Edmonds is a regular at the Rhode Island Comedy Connection and has worked at New York City’s Gotham Comedy Club, A Comedy Scene in Foxborough, Mass., and Headliners Comedy Club in Manchester, NH.

Gartley has performed from Las Vegas to Bangor. He was featured on the internationally syndicated Steve Katsos Show and was a semifinalist in the Portland and Boston Comedy Festivals. His quick, critical observations and dry humor has been used to open for national headliners Lenny Clarke, Jeff Dunham, Steven Wright and Dave Coulier.

MacNeil, of Billerica, Massachusetts, performs throughout New England and has been honing his one-liner style for the past decade. He enjoys using twists and turns in wordplay in the style of Steven Wright and Emo Phillips.

Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center is at 280 Water St.

Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for seniors in advance; and $19 for adults, $17 for seniors at the door the night of the show. They may be purchased at

The show is for ages 21 and older. FMI: call 207-582-7144.

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