NEW GLASGOW — James Mullinger is returning to share the Glasgow Square Theatre stage with Travis Lindsay and Dan Hendricken, completing the Maritime’s Best Comedy Trio.
While Mullinger takes his comedic job very seriously, he is looking forward to returning to the county with his The Best of the Maritimes Comedy Tour.
Originally from England, Mullinger now calls Rothesay, N.B. home with his wife and two children and is a proud supporter of the Maritimes and Canada as a whole through his comedy, freelance writing and his own magazine, Maritime, with his wife, Pam. While not taking full responsibility for the recent decision of royalty to move to Canada, he feels he may have had something to do with it.
Nova Scotia’s own Travis Lindsay is no stranger to Yuk Yuks has been a semi-finalist in Canada’s Next Top Comic three times and was crowned one of the funniest people in the province during James Mullinger’s Comedy Boot Camp. In the past, Lindsay opened for the late Mike MacDonald at Glasgow Square Theatre and is eager to return with Mullinger saying, “James backstage is the same high energy charmer that he is on stage and is always looking to have a good time.”
Dan Hendricken, from Prince Edward Island, will round off the Maritimes. Mullinger has worked with Hendricken and Lindsay throughout his career and says “they are extremely impressive headliners in their own right.”
Recently attending a Jim Gaffigan show as a fan, not a comedian, Mullinger admits to always looking at the audience members and being surprised by comments of a well-known comedian not doing a popular joke balanced with complaints of rehashing old material too much. This has inspired him to return to Glasgow Square for his fourth time with a whole new set, possibly with a few old favourites, aiming not to offend anyone but ensuring it is not the cleanest comedy act, either.
Putting in lots of time to personalize each show to the community he’s eager to make laugh, Mullinger believes that any laugh from the audience counts as a win — whether it’s being laughed with or at. Still talking about the Pictou County Pizza from Sam’s Trenton and his Alma Variety donair, he loves returning to perform.
“I just wanted to add that the reason I am returning for the fourth time in four years is because I love Pictou County and its people and always have an incredible time there,” Mullinger says with pride.
Tickets to the February 21 show are available at the box office.