Tim Sample to Perform January 14

Maine Humorist Tim Sample will bring his trademark  “down east” humor to The First Congregational Church in Calais at 7pm, Saturday, January 14, 2017 in a fund raising concert to benefit the Slater and Slater Fire Relief Fund.  

Sample, a Maine native and year-round Washington County resident, has been widely recognized as Maine’s foremost native humorist. In a career spanning four decades Sample has produced over a dozen comedy albums; five of them (including his latest, the 2013 release Bert and I Rebooted) for the legendary Bert and I label. 

From1993-2004 Tim was a regular correspondent for the Emmy Award winning TV Show CBS News Sunday Morning.

Born in northern Aroostook County and raised on the Maine coast, Sample finally moved “all the way Down East” in the summer of 2014.

According to Sample the January 14th show provides “…a terrific opportunity for the local community to pull together and help support our neighbors The Slater Family, whose thriving local auto-repair business was suddenly shut down by a devastating fire on the weekend just before Thanksgiving 2016. 

According to Sample, “This is how we’ve always done things here in Maine. Whenever a crisis hits one of our own, folks just seem to come out of the woodwork, pull together and help out – neighbor-to-neighbor. That’s the Maine way.“ 

100% of the proceeds from the January 14th concert will be donated to the Slater and Slater Fire Relief Fund, which has been established through the efforts of local clergy and The Machias Savings Bank. The fund is an ongoing relief effort administered by Sara Gavits, rector at St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, Calais.  

   Doors open at 6 pm, show time is 7pm, Saturday, January 14th  at The First Congregational Church, 21 Calais Avenue, Calais. Tickets - $18 in advance, $20 at the door are available at the following locations:

Johnson’s Hardware, Karen’s Restaurant and Pub and Calais Books in Calais and Woodwind Gallery and Framing in Machias or  by calling  207 454 8016

As with all Tim Sample performances the January 14th show will be 100% “ Family Friendly” with no raunchy, mean-spirited or “off color” material”.