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December 20, 2012

Get some ha-has for the holidays

PORTSMOUTH — Comedy Central funny-guy Juston McKinney returns to the stage of The Music Hall’s Historic Theater for a one-night-only send-up of the holidays in A Merry Funny New England Christmas 2012. The event features new comics, new material and new music by the Gaudy Baubles.

“A Merry Funny New England Christmas 2012 is the best way to put some funky fun into this season of joy,” said Therese LaGamma, deputy director of programming. “It’s a hilarious holiday extravaganza. And I can’t wait to hear Juston’s comic take on 2012 New England happenings. This show is a blast!”

The plot goes like this: Due to snow on the ground in Boston, it looks like McKinney won’t make it back home to New England for Christmas from Vegas. Allegedly, he said that he “wished he never lived.” When his Guardian Angel, Lawrence, sets out to show him what the world would be like without him, it becomes clear that everyone would have been better off!

The show, by the way, is for adult audiences.

McKinney hails from Portsmouth and Maine. When his comedic career began to pick up, he relocated to New York City, where he became a regular performer at the Comic Strip, Stand-up New York, Dangerfield’s, Caroline’s on Broadway and the Gotham Comedy Club.

Later in Los Angeles, he became a regular at the Improv. His TV credits include numerous shows on Comedy Central, including his half-hour presents special and appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He has toured with the Blue Collar Comedy Tour: Next Generation, hosted by Bill Engvall, which aired on TBS, and was released by Warner Bros. on DVD/CD. His latest release is his own one-hour Comedy Central special, “A Middle-class Hole” with Warner Brothers.

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