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Comedian Ian Harvie Takes The Criterion Stage

 Bar Harbor – Actor and comedian Ian Harvie will take The Criterion stage on Saturday, June 24 at 8 p.m. as part of Bar Harbor Pride Festival. Harvie, originally from Maine, is best known for his role as Dale on the Emmy award winning show Transparent.

Unafraid to joke about subjects no other comedian has ever touched, Ian’s unique act challenges the traditionally macho, sex-obsessed world of stand up in ways you won’t believe, proving that laughter cuts across all gender identities, ultimately uniting us all. Aside from Transparent, Harvie has also made appearances on Mistresses on ABC, Young and Hungry on Freeform; and multiple other appearances as himself on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore on Comedy Central.

“We value the diversity of our performances, and a perfect example of that is comedian Ian Harvie,” said Tamara Crowley, Criterion Executive Director. “His humor is weighted in truth and integrity and pushes us to laugh at life in ways we never thought we would. We’re so proud to have him here on stage.”

Harvie toured for years with Margaret Cho as her opening act, later turning cross-country headliner and groundbreaking transgender comedian; playing clubs, theaters, and colleges around the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. He has performed in a few of the world’s most prestigious comedy festivals: Just for Laughs  in Australia and Canada, and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in Australia.

Harvie’s most recently accomplishment, filming and premiering his debut, one-hour standup comedy special, May The Best Cock Win on Seeso (NBC’s digital comedy network), released January of this year.

Tickets for the Balcony and Front Center are $15 and tickets for the General Orchestra are $10. Tickets are on sale now at This show includes mature content.

The 1932 Criterion Theatre is Bar Harbor’s non-profit historic performing arts and movie house located at 35 Cottage Street. The theatre has been a staple of the Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island arts community since its construction in 1932 and looks forward to a long future of welcoming theatre goers. For more information on how to become a member and purchase tickets visit or call 207-288-0829.  

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