Welcome To Maine Photo by Ian Stuart

The boys from the comedy team Welcome to Maine will hit the stage at 49 Franklin’s Mystic Theater in Rumford at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14. The Welcome to Maine crew consists of Mark, Troy, and Cousin Luke, perform skits, and songs along with plenty of Maine themed mayhem.
Maine based comedians Ian Stuart and James Theberge began writing, filming, and producing the Welcome to Maine series in late 2020, they were joined by Cousin Luke, (comedian Paul Hunt) in late 2021. Aiming to be both funny and informative, Welcome to Maine blends a mix of updated traditional Maine humor with historical facts and a whole bunch of “Yuhts”.
The show is inspired by traditional Maine humorists such as Bert and I, and Tim Sample but are far from the now classic comedians. The show is brutally honest and unassuming, they are not shy to share some of the bold truths that are common elements of daily Maine living. The trio’s material features well known Maine themes, and topics such as Allen’s Coffee Brandy, Weed Stores, Marden’s.
Mark is the straight man of the team with a standard reply, Yuht, Oh, yuht, or Ooooh Yuht, as Troy and Cousin Luke set up all the material. The boys produced their first Comedy album in October of this year, and includes skits reminiscent of an Adam Sandler album. There are several songs that their live audiences often sing along to, including, “We Go Hahd In Maine,” “Ode to Nana (Tough Old Broad)” and “Lewiston Lady”.
Tickets cost $20 in advance or $25 day of show. Tickets are selling downtown Rumford at All That Jazz at 80 Congress St. and online at 49franklin.com.

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