Mark TurcotteHi, I’m Mark Turcotte and what are you doing here? Seriously, who clicks on an ‘About’ link? Don’t you know there are brunch photos, gambling sites, and competitive eating videos on the Internet? Anyhoo, unless you were involved in a horrible bandsaw accident, one of your fingers led you here and for that, I’m grateful.

I began performing stand-up comedy in blah, blah, blah – who cares. That’s not why you’re here. If you want to learn more about me, feel free to make your homepage and share the link in your ‘reply all’ emails at work.

I created Maine Event Comedy (MEC for the acronym savvy) as a vehicle to showcase some of the best comedians from the Pine Tree State – and beyond. I say ‘beyond’ because it turns out a lot of comics from not-Maine enjoy performing here. They regularly request opportunities to make you discharge pricey beverages from your nostrils and I’m happy to oblige.

In just a few short years – seriously, they were like 237 days – MEC has grown from a one venue operation to something that I can barely control. It’s like trying to handle a moray eel after eating a bag of curly fries. You know the feeling.

OK, so it’s not moray eel/curly fries busy, but it’s pretty steady and I couldn’t be happier. Along with private parties, corporate events, and fundraisers, MEC produces recurring shows at several venues throughout the state – from Madison (I don’t know where it is either) to Lewiston – from craft breweries to historic theaters – and we’re growing by the week. Heck, we even have stickers!

Really, what’s not to like? My job is to give people the second best feeling life has to offer. My wife told me she has exclusive rights on the first one and I enjoy breathing so that one’s out.

If you, your friend, or anyone in your ‘reply all’ list would like to hire MEC, please fill out the contact form thingy below – and check out some of the nice things people were NOT paid to say about MEC.

I look forward to working with you and customizing a show to fit your specifications. Life’s tough. Let’s have a few laughs.


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Nice Things People Were NOT Paid to Say About MEC

Maine Event Comedy is a monthly highlight at Baxter. There’s a large, dedicated crowd that try to make every show and ask us way in advance when the next show is, so with first Fridays, we’re really looking forward to next year. The comedians have all been great. They like to point out that Chris and I wear kilts and we try to humor them with a shout of “Freedom!” Mark is a great host, always managing to get awesome comedians as well as MCing the events!

Andy Bielecki

Tap Room Manager, Baxter Brewing

Mark Turcotte is the hilarious host of Maine Event Comedy. He always delivers a great group of comedians month after month to my venue, he never lets me down. Mark himself is smart, funny, and thoughtful with his comedy, and sometimes thought-provoking, I always enjoy laughing along with Mark.

Stacy O’Brien

Owner, Somerset Abbey

Mark Turcotte consistently brings quality comics to 49 Franklin’s Mystic Theater. It’s an adult night out and the comics know how to do adult comedy in a professional manner. In fact, quite a few have made it to the national stage. The value in a Maine Event Comedy night can be just what the doctor ordered. Date night, guy’s night, girl’s night, whatever you call it, there’s nothing better than a good belly laugh or knee-slapper to make a night out really special!

Scot Grassette

Owner, 49 Franklin’s Mystic Theater

Mark, from the bottom of my heart, thank you! Teachers were horrified by most of the comedians but the graduates LOVED them and that’s who we were aiming to please! Thank you, thank you!

Project Graduation Show

Belfast HIgh School