WATERVILLE — Former Maine deputy Juston McKinney will share jokes and stories about living and patrolling the woods of Maine at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at the Waterville Opera House, 1 Common St.

McKinney grew up on the border of Maine and New Hampshire. After earning an associates degree from Southern Maine Community College, he was hired as a York County sheriff’s deputy patrolling the same border in which he grew up. But in 1997 he turned in his gun and badge and left the streets of rural Maine and moved to New York.

While living in NYC he worked his way into the weekend line-up at Comic Strip Live, Stand-up New York, Dangerfield’s, Gotham, and Caroline’s on Broadway. He has had sitcom development deals with Warner Brothers, CBS Productions and Comedy Central.

Tickets cost $19, for tickets, call 873-7000 or visit www.opearahouse.org.