Trio of nationally known comics perform in Danvers Saturday

The Daily ItemDANVERS – An all-star comedy lineup comes to Onion Town Grill in Danvers on Saturday.Peabody native Joe Espinola, a regular at the Boston Comedy Connection, is hosting the all-star show featuring Juston McKinney, Brian Kiley and Jim Colliton.Headliner McKinney, a former Peabody resident, has appeared multiple times on The Tonight Show as well as Comedy Central, the CBS sitcom “The King of Queens,” NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” nd A&E’s 100 Centre Street.McKinney, who grew up in Portsmouth, N.H. and Kittery, Maine, became a sheriff’s deputy in York County when he was 19. He said his experiences as a young cop patrolling 500 square miles in rural Maine became fodder for his comedy, including an animated series he’s currently developing for Comedy Central.Kiley won his first Emmy Award in 2007 as a staff writer for Late Night with Conan O’Brien. He is one of the most prolific comedians on television, with more than 28 standup performances on national programs, including The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and his own Comedy Central special. He has written for the ESPN Espy Awards, and two of his jokes were included in GQ Magazine’s “75 Greatest Jokes of All Time.”Colliton’s acute observations about family life landed him on Comedy Central, the Comcast Comedy Spotlight and Ed McMahon’s “Next Big Star.”Showtime at Onion Town Grill, 175 Waters St., Danvers is at 9 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door, and available by calling 978-774-3433 or at www.ScampsComedy.com.

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