An Evening with Mary Walsh
Get tickets for a unique evening with comedy icon and national treasure Mary Walsh!
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"Mary Walsh has a great laugh. It’s like a bumpy, gravel road that leads to a really great waterfront cabin—it’s a bit rough, but totally worth it. When she laughs you laugh. Simple." Dana Gee, Vancouver Sun
Join Canadian cultural icon, comedian, and social activist, Mary Walsh as she performs some of her best comedic bits and most popular characters from Dancing With Rage, CODCO and This Hour Has 22 Minutes, along with up-to-the-minute local political satire. As well as reuniting with some of Walsh's beloved characters, you can expect to enjoy some film as well an exclusive preview of Mary's new novel. This is a jam-packed show that will appeal to a broad spectrum of comedy fans! Expect to enjoy a rollicking good time with a ton of truth telling, just a smidge of sadness, and plenty of laughs. Sure to be a night on the town to remember!
About Mary Walsh
Born in St. John's, Newfoundland, Mary Walsh's first job in show business was working as a summer replacement radio announcer for the CBC. Through that position, she was offered a part in a local play and then joined the Newfoundland Travelling Theatre Company (NTTC), where she worked with Andy Jones, Cathy Jones, Tommy Sexton, Greg Malone, Robert Joy and Diane Olsen. Afterwards, she moved to Toronto to take acting at Ryerson, then joined her former NTTC collaborators in a play called Cod on a Stick performed at Toronto's Theatre Passe Muraille. The play was such a hit that CBC brought them back to St. John's to record it for radio in 1974. Walsh made her TV debut in 1977 writing and starring in the CBC miniseries The Root Seller.
In 1992 Walsh created a new show called This Hour Has 22 Minutes for Salter Street Films and the CBC. A satirical take on current affairs, it was a big hit within Canada. Since its 1992 debut, it has not been off the air, winning numerous Gemini and Canadian Comedy awards. Walsh has also won two Gemini awards (one for writing, one for performance) for her series, Hatching, Matching and Dispatching, which debuted in 2005. Walsh has starred in many feature films including New Waterford Girl (1999, for which she received a Genie nomination), Violet (2000), The Grand Seduction starring Brendan Gleeson. Walsh has honorary degrees from Memorial University of Newfoundland, Trent University, McGill University, University of Prince Edward Island, and Mount Saint Vincent University. She was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 2000 and in 2012 she received a Governor General's Performing Arts Awards for Lifetime Artistic Achievement.