Comic Juston McKinney. Photo courtesy of Sanford Performing Arts Center

Comedian Juston McKinney will take the stage at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at the Waterville Opera House, 1 Common St. in Waterville.
With multiple appearances on “The Tonight Show,” two “Comedy Central” specials, and two Amazon Prime specials, including his latest, “Parentally Challenged,” it’s no wonder the New York Times called McKinney, “Destined for stardom.”

McKinney was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire where he grew up until the 6th grade. That’s when his aunt and dad, wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, packed up the family of eight and moved north. To Kittery. After attending Southern Maine Community College, he spent seven years as a York County Deputy Sheriff, patrolling the woods.

In the late 1990s, he traded in his badge for a microphone and went from York County to New York City to pursue a career in comedy. He quickly became a regular at Comic Strip Live, Stand-Up New York, Dangerfield’s, Gotham Comedy Club, and Caroline’s on Broadway. Juston would go on to sign sitcom development deals with Warner Brothers, CBS, IFC and Comedy Central.

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