Brunswick — Maine humorist Tim Sample will talk about his career and Maine’s unique brand of comedy and storytelling on Thursday in Brunswick.

Tim Sample

The Brunswick Downtown Association is hosting Sample as its fall speaker on Thursday, Oct. 11, at The Brunswick Hotel & Tavern, 4 Noble Street in Brunswick. The public is invited to attend.

Novelist Stephen King has likened Sample’s work to that of Mark Twain, and Charles Kuralt called him “Maine’s humorist laureate.” Tim’s books, albums, and videos have sold 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.

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. Tim’s first album of downeast humor was recorded in 1979 and produced by Noel Paul Stookey, “Paul” of Peter, Paul, and Mary with liner notes by the late humorist Marshall Dodge, who along with his partner, Rev. Robert Bryan, created the well-known “Bert and I” recordings back in the 1950s.

Tim has also written and/or illustrated more than a dozen books, including regional bestsellers “Saturday Night at Moody’s Diner” and his most recent “Maine Curiosities” second edition.

Tim’s national TV appearances include “The Today Show” and “Good Morning America,” and he has narrated award-winning films and books on tape, including Robert McCloskey’s children’s classic “Bert Dow Deep Water Man” and Stephen King’s “The Sun Dog.”

Breakfast service will open at 7:30 am. The program will begin at 7:50 a.m. and will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Tickets are $25 per person.

Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information, visit or call (207)729-4439.


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