A little bit of context - two years back, I signed up for some standup comedy lessons from Tim Ferrel at the Comedy Connection there. I was easily the youngest person there, at 19 years old, with everyone else at the very least 15 years older than me.
But I managed to fit in, and even modify my more historically/cerebrally focused humor after being told flat out by Tim that the stuff may be good, but I had to work with not only the audience, but what the audience perceived of me - specifically, a young kid with a babyface that looked even younger.
I managed to do well enough at the graduation show to be one of the few invited back to do a legit showcase, but some bad experiences with open mics - specifically, finding that 1. I was consistently bombing - whether it was just my material, or that the audience just weren't taking me seriously/didn't know how to react as I was still the clearly youngest of the group each time and 2. There was a metric assload of open mics I apparently couldn't get into because I wasn't legal to drink left me fairly frustrated.
So here I am, two years later, without the age problems so much, and I'm wondering if anyone here knows the scene better for a guy trying to take a second crack at comedy. I know there's not exactly a lot of standup happening in Maine, but you gotta start somewhere, and it might as well be at home.