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Tim Sample performs in Freeport


Tim Sample

Maine humorist Tim Sample will perform at the Freeport Theater of Awesome on Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, at 7 p.m.

Widely acknowledged as New England’s premier native humorist, Sample’s books, albums, and videos (including four albums and a video for the Bert and I company) have sold well over a million copies. For eleven years he was a correspondent for CBS News and a regular essayist on the Emmy Award-winning television show “CBS News Sunday Morning,” hosted by veteran newsman Charles Osgood. Novelist Stephen King has likened Sample’s work to that of Mark Twain, and Charles Kuralt called him “Maine’s humorist laureate.”

Sample was born and raised in Maine and has never lived (or, for that matter, wanted to live) anywhere other than the Pine Tree State. Over the years, he has performed thousands of shows in venues as diverse as the Los Angeles Convention Center, the Mall of America, the New York Yacht Club and the Caribou Performing Arts Center. These days, he averages 50 to 70 concert and after-dinner appearances per year.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $23 at the door. The Freeport Theater of Awesome is located at 5 Depot Street in the heart of downtown Freeport. For more information, call (207) 518-8839 or email Tickets can be purchased online at

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