These Big Named Comedians Will Perform in Portland, Maine, in 2024
Not that long ago, Maine wasn't exactly a destination for big-name comedians to visit. Over the years, thanks to lively audiences and upgraded venues, the Pine Tree State has become a place where the hottest names in comedy want to visit.
That appears to be the case again in 2024, as several major comedians have lined up dates for Maine. Here's a handful of A-list names that you can expect to see as the year rolls on, and where you can find them live.
Tom Segura - February 29 - Cross Insurance Arena - Portland
Tom Segura is one of the biggest names in stand-up comedy today. His last tour, "I'm Coming Everywhere", was one of the highest-grossing comedy tours anywhere. Segura is back in 2024 with brand-new material and a new tour called "Come Together".
Marc Maron - March 7 - State Theater - Portland
Marc Maron has been one of the most prolific podcasters in America for years now. That popularity has propelled his stand-up to new levels, including his latest HBO special entitled "From Bleak to Dark". Maron will bring his latest perspective of the world to the State Theater this March.
Jerry Seinfeld - March 15 - Merrill Auditorium - Portland
One of the biggest names in comedy returns to Portland yet again for what is becoming an annual tradition. Jerry Seinfeld has been busy, including writing and producing an entire feature film about Pop Tarts. Seinfeld's on-stage act lately has been a mix of some of his classic one-liners, as well as new material.
Anthony Jeselnik - March 21 - Merrill Auditorium - Portland
Anthony Jeselnik, also known as the dark prince of comedy, has been delightfully horrifying audiences for years now. Jeselnik's deadpan delivery is matched with a subject matter that is unsettling for many. Jeselnik will play off his latest critically-acclaimed special "Fire in the Maternity Ward" during his visit to Portland.
Lewis Black - March 23 - Merrill Auditorium - Portland
Lewis Black has seemingly spent the last three decades of his life pissed off about everything, and he's ready to tell you all about it again this March. Black has proclaimed this tour to be his last as he focuses on other projects like his podcast and screenwriting. If you love Lewis Black, this may be the last time for him to love you back.
Shane Gillis - March 28 - Merrill Auditorium - Portland
It's been a quick rise to fame for Shane Gillis, who was playing to small crowds in tiny comedy clubs less than a decade ago. But Gillis rose his profile with a comedy special on YouTube, has become one of the most popular podcasters in the world, and is now bringing his latest stand-up hour to Portland.
Tom Papa - April 4 - State Theater - Portland
Tom Papa has really been doing it all. He's the host of a popular podcast, and has also written a bestseller. But now, he's hitting the road once again in his 'Good Stuff' tour. Papa's land standup special, 'What A Day' was one of the highest-rated comedy specials in Netflix history.
Matt Rife - April 18 - Merrill Auditorium - Portland
It's hard to find a hotter comedian right now than Matt Rife. Backed up by an astonishing rise to fame on TikTok, Rife has taken the comedy world by storm with sellouts across the nation. He'll bring his "Problemattic" tour to Portland for an early and late show in April.
Bert Kreischer - April 25 - Cross Insurance Arena - Portland
Will Bert Kreischer be shirtliess for most of 2024? The answer is probably yes. It's almost a guarantee he'll be shirtless on April 25 in Portland. Kreischer has extended his "Tops Off" world tour to include a date in Portland, a city he's performed in multiple times over the last few years.
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