On Thursday, July 18, in what has become a summer tradition, Tim Sample will return to Boothbay Harbor to perform at the Opera House. Sample is a Maine native whose signature New England style of humor has gained him a national following. When introducing Sample on ABC’s Good Morning America, Charles Gibson referred to him as “the man who wrote the book, literally, on Maine humor!” Legendary newsman Charles Kuralt has called Sample “Maine’s Humorist Laureate.”

Sample has deep roots in the Boothbay Harbor area, and when he returns to the historic Opera House stage he is likely to tell a few stories about those roots. Advance discounted tickets are $20 and available from the box office at 86 Townsend Avenue or by calling 633-5159. Regular tickets are $25 and available online at boothbayoperahouse.com and on the day of the performance. The doors for seating open at 7 p.m. and Sample goes on stage at 7:30 p.m.