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The Yukon Arts Centre is so excited to announce Mary Walsh on the Yukon Arts Centre Mainstage. As a Newfoundland and Canadian icon, Mary has gained national fame with her hilarious work on This Hour Has 22 Minutes, The Royal Canadian Air Farce, and more recently as the creator of the Canada It’s Complicated comedy tour that stopped at the Old Fire Hall last fall. Opening the show is no other than local comedy legend Jenny Hamilton fresh off the first ever Yukon Comedy Festival in March.

This evening is a celebration of all things Mary Walsh. With a throwback to some of Mary’s most iconic characters, to showcasing the highlights of her career, and commentary on the modern… errr…. state of America.
Whether you’re a born & raised Yukoner, a proud East Coaster, a Prairie province expat, or dare we say a GTA survivor, this show is sure to have you laughing alongside the eclectically Canadian audience.



More 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. They then named their company Codco (for Cod Company) and toured nationally, and internationally until 1976. 

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 new series, Hatching, Matching and Dispatching, which debuted in 2005.

Walsh has been ubiquitous on Canadian television including numerous recent appearances on This Hour Has 22 Minutes, that recently included one that caused a sensation when she ambushed the Mayor of Toronto Rob Ford. She has appeared diversely in both drama and comedy in such series as the award winning Hatching, Matching and Dispatching that she both wrote and starred in, Mary Walsh: Open Book, DaVinci: The Quality of Life, and as a guest star on the 300th episode of Royal Canadian Air Farce (as Marg Delahunty), Murdoch Mysteries, The Wind In The Willows for Masterpiece Theatre on the BBC, the very first episode of The Republic Of Doyle as Miranda Cahill, The Duchess of George Street and many more.


Opened by Yukon's own: Jenny Hamilton

Jenny Hamilton is a stand up comedian from Canada's true north, the Yukon. Jenny has been
entertaining people for decades, the last 10 years with a mic in her hand. Performing from Alaska to
Australia, she is a crowd favourite of burly Miners, their Grandmothers, and everyone in-between.
Jenny brings original and personal comedy to her shows. Growing up and living in the Yukon has given her a different perspective of the world.  A facetious skewed view.