Spokes and Jokes Book signing with Chris Quimby
July 9th, 2016
Marsh River Cooperative
5 Veterans Hwy
What makes a man pick up his family and decide to bike (bicycle, not motor bike) from Maine to Texas?
Come find out why Chris decided against the comforts of a job with a cubicle and benefits to go on a journey of a life time.
About the Author: Chris Quimby has been making people laugh his entire life. Sometimes intentionally. Throughout his early years, Chris’s stated dream job was standup comedian, although he never thought it would happen. His skill in comedy was refined at Crosby Junior High School in Belfast by recording commercial parodies and fake news broadcasts on ancient 30 minute tapes. Junior High gave way to a series of mocking raps based on each of his eight grade classes followed by his first known song parody, based on Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror” called “Man in the Pulp Truck.” After marrying his wife, Heather, in 1996 (Happy 20th you two!) Chris took to the stage in Winterport, Maine, in a talent show to test his performance skills On two consecutive nights and with a hastily written act, Chris kept the crowd in stitches for 15 minutes. In 2011, Chris severed his 11 year employment with the Bangor Daily to take a more active part in crafting his future. With a renewed desire to meet new people and continue paying his bills, and possibly to meet new people who would pay his bills, Chris now aggressively seeks opportunities in churches and other venues around the country to entertain those who desire some plain old clean comedy.
Chris, his wife, Heather and their two children, Jordon and Emma, are long time Brooks residents. They are also members of the Marsh River Cooperative.
Light refreshments will be served.