RUMFORD — Maine Event Comedy will present Los Angeles transplant Brian Brinegar at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at 49 Franklin’s Mystic Theater, 49 Franklin St. Featured acts include Julie Poulin and Mark Reilly.

Comedian Brian Brinegar

Now residing in Gorham, Brinegar was thrice named Maine’s Best Comedian by the Portland Phoenix. He’s worked with Last Comic Standing winner Iliza Shlesinger and was featured on the Comedy Time Network. He’s also performed at the world famous Comedy Store in Los Angeles, the Ice House in Pasadena and played the bartender in Toby Keith’s “I Love This Bar” music video.

Poulin recently bested a field of 20 in winning the Tightest Five contest. She was also a semifinalist at Empire’s Summer Classic and is part of the Mainely Improv troupe and Mystery for Hire dinner theater.

Reilly, who moonlights as a U.S. mail carrier, was a finalist in Portland’s Got Talent and recently performed at the Broken Record Show in the Wild West Comedy Festival in Nashville, Tennessee.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 day of the show. Advance tickets may be purchased at Bartash’s and All That Jazz on Congress Street or online at 49franklin.com. The show is for ages 18 and older. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a cash-only pub menu and full bar available.

For more information, call 207-369-0129.


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