Comedian James Mullinger has taken Canada by storm since moving to Saint John in 2014. James long-awaited debut solo standup performance at the Playhouse promises to be a memorable one — full of brand new material and classics.
James has appeared on CBC’s The Debaters and has been nominated for both a Canadian Comedy Award and a Just for Laughs Award. He has sold out hundreds of venues across Canada, and produced three seasons of his own television series.
The Comedian’s Guide to Survival
You won’t want to miss the screening of The Comedian’s Guide to Survival — part of our Experience More! series.
Struggling comedian James Mullinger has come to a crossroads in his life; no one wants to see him perform, his wife is fed up, and his day time boss has given him an ultimatum — take a promotion and never do stand up again, or stick to the comedy and lose his job. To add salt to the wound, his boss sends him to L.A. to interview some of the greatest comedians alive for the magazine. Through spending time with his former heroes, a faint glimmer of his passion for stand-up comedy begins to stir again.
Starring James Buckley (from The Inbetweeners), Jimmy Carr, Gilbert Gottfried, Omid Djalili, Mike Ward, Derek Seguin, Pete Zedlacher and actors from Notting Hill, Twilight and Downton Abbey, this big budget British film is a dramatised version of how James Mullinger became the comedian he is today.
“A FUNNY, REALISTIC LOOK AT HOW TO MAKE IT AS A STAND UP COMEDIAN… THANKS TO A FINELY TUNED SCREENPLAY AND A STRONG CAST… ESSENTIAL VIEWING.” MONTREAL TIMES
“Best British film since The Inbetweeners. Funniest film of the year.” NME
“Really funny. Fantastic.” British Comedy Guide
“Films about comedians are rarely funny, but this one breaks the curse.” Chortle
“Mark Murphy’s new movie bravely tackles the art of funny, taking its hero on a comedic odyssey across America. By the finale I was desperate for more. And that cast is a Who’s Who of international comedy talent.” Huffington Post
Please be advised this performance contains occasional use of strong language and mature themes or subject matter.
How to get tickets
You can purchase tickets for James Mullinger at www.theplayhouse.ca or by calling the Box Office at 458-8344.