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James Mullinger aims to ignite laughter at Th’YARC March 17

Comedian James Mullinger’s last show in Yarmouth was a sellout. He’ll be performing at Th’YARC again on March 17.
Comedian James Mullinger’s last show in Yarmouth was a sellout. He’ll be performing at Th’YARC again on March 17.

Part of Mullinger's 2015 performance in Yarmouth used in television series: Blimey! An Englishman in Atlantic Canada

YARMOUTH - 

If he can generate as much laughter as his 2015 gig did at Th’YARC, comedian James Mullinger will be a happy man on March 17. It was a great night.

“There was such an incredible atmosphere there,” he said.

“It’s rare to end up bantering with the crowd and there was even a standing ovation. It definitely sticks out in my mind as an amazing feeling.”

Mullinger, who moved to Saint John from Britain in 2014 with his wife and two children, has been a busy fellow the past three years.

Part of his last performance in Yarmouth was used in a three-season television series Blimey! An Englishman in Atlantic Canada with Bell Aliant.

He’s an award-winning writer and enjoys sharing his love of New Brunswick with comedy club audiences and corporate gigs across Canada.

In April 2016 his show at Harbour Station Arena in Saint John was a sell-out, outselling Jerry Seinfeld, Iron Maiden, Def Leppard and Jeff Dunham.

Amazon Prime bought his first international standup special for their 85 million subscribers.

“It was obviously a dream come true to have it distributed that widely,” he said.

He’s also raised over $100,000 for Canadian charities.

Comedian James Mullinger’s last show in Yarmouth was a sellout. He’ll be performing at Th’YARC again on March 17.
Comedian James Mullinger’s last show in Yarmouth was a sellout. He’ll be performing at Th’YARC again on March 17.

Mullinger says towns and cities in the Maritimes have a lot of things in common.

“This show that I’m doing now will be a brand new 90-minute show. Some of it will be specific just for that evening.”

In 2015 there was a hilarious moment where somebody shouted that the Red Knight had replaced the Cape Forchu lighthouse in Trip Advisor’s #1 spot.

“I said ‘what is the Red Knight?’ and the whole place fell apart laughing,” he said.

“So I will definitely tell people about the story of us going to the Red Knight after the show, the last time I was here.”

To “Yarmouthize” the show he plans on perhaps bringing a local newspaper on stage to talk about things that have happened in the community. 

He says the night before a show he sometimes likes to do something terrifying. When asked what he had in mind before Yarmouth, he laughed.

“That’s a good question. I think I’m performing in Liverpool the night before. Maybe I’ll be swimming to that gig,” he said in reference to their recent flooding.

Comedian James Mullinger’s last show in Yarmouth was a sellout. He’ll be performing at Th’YARC again on March 17.
Comedian James Mullinger’s last show in Yarmouth was a sellout. He’ll be performing at Th’YARC again on March 17.

If you go

Performance is Saturday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets $15 Seniors and Students $12
Box Office 902-742-8150

Check out Mullinger’s 2015 show in Yarmouth. His set starts at the 26-minute mark.

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