Events downtown

Jul 02

LOLS: An Evening of Local Comedy
Location: 181 State St., Portland, Maine 04101, US
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Event website

Doors 7pm – Show 8pm
$12 adv. – $15 day of

Join OLS for an evening of laughs with local comics, hosted by Jim and Nikki Martin.

Featuring Marie Connor, Lloyd Sharp, Ian MacDonald, Leah Douglass, and Mike Gray.

Marie Connor is a Boston based comedian who provides an unflinching, yet hysterical commentary on what it is to be a millennial, a lesbian and a badass. Her unique perspective as a member of the LGBT community and former Republican gives her targets on both sides of the aisle. In other words, she pisses off all the right people.

Marie has performed at comedy festivals, fundraisers, LGBTQ events, and political events including the Trump Roast in DC with Kathy Griffin.

Outside of Standup, Marie has made several TV appearances and once played a doctor in a corporate video for Ocean Spray (not bad for someone who got a C+ in high school Chemistry class). She has also amassed a dedicated following as the hugely popular @thistallawkgirl on Twitter.

Lloyd Legacy Sharp is both a pillar and cornerstone of the Boston comedy community. Using a combination of finely tuned material and sheer likability, his unique perspective is a hit with audiences from the Cape to Maine and back again. A constant presence at venues everywhere, Lloyd makes every show funner, friendlier, and, most importantly, funnier.

Ian was a contestant in The River Comic’s Maine’s Wicked Funny Laugh Off Contest 2021, finalist in Maine Event Comedy’s Tightest Five Competition, performed at the Bricks & Bridges Comedy Fest 2021, semi-finalist in New England’s Funniest Comedian Competition 2021, and was a regular performer at Empire Comedy Club, including the Make ME Laugh game show. Independently, he produces weekly comedy at Stroudwater Distillery, Thompsons Point, Portland, ME, and a monthly comedy show at Little Dog Coffee Shop in Brunswick, ME. Ian is the newest member of The River Comics, Comedy Productions.

A recent BBC article noted that men are scientifically funnier than women. That is why Leah Douglass is choosing to be linguistically funnier than men. She has been wowing Portland crowds with her wordy wit for 5 years.

Mike Gray is living proof that a horrible childhood can be turned around into an equally horrible adulthood. He is a Portland, ME based comedian who has been performing throughout New England for about 6 years, although he’d rather not count 2020. It has been said that “he has a clear character” and “…a distinct voice for dark humor.” He was a finalist in New England’s Best Bar Comic competition in 2017, performed at Bricks and Bridges Comedy Fest 2019 and 2021, and has competed in Last Comix Standing in 2020 and 2021.

Covid-19 Protocols:

We are very excited to be hosting live music shows again in our listening room. OLS is committed to providing a safe environment for all who work, listen, or perform live music in our venue. Because our venue is so small, we will require all staff, volunteers, performers, and patrons to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 when they attend OLS events AND to wear masks indoors unless they are actively drinking, eating, or performing.

Proof of vaccine must come directly from the health care provider that performed the vaccination and can be a photo or physical copy of the vaccination card or record with an accompanying photo ID. Full vaccination means that the date of the performance you are attending is:

* at least 14 days after your second dose of an FDA or WHO authorized two dose COVID-19 vaccine, or

* at least 14 days after your single dose of an FDA or WHO authorized single dose COVID vaccine.

We hope we can ease these restrictions once further progress has been made reducing transmission of the virus. Until then we greatly appreciate your patience and cooperation.

One Longfellow Square does not assume liability; the ticket holder will assume all risks involved. By purchasing a ticket to this event you agree to assume full liability for any risks incurred before, during and after the event and agree to the current Terms of Use.