Last year James Mullinger set out to do the impossible, as James Mullinger tends to. In a city that has a notorious reputation for being last minute to everything, and the only hope of selling out a show is to bribe your grad class, Mullinger managed to pack Harbour Station with his comedy. It’s a feat no other New Brunswick born comedian has yet to accomplish. Mullinger even managed to sell more tickets than Jerry Seinfeld who performed there in 2013, and tonight Mullinger announced that he’s aiming to do it again.
Mullinger’s performance last year was the subject of the documentary ‘City On Fire’ produced by Hemmings House Pictures. The documentary featured Mullinger’s material framed in the tale of a city that is loveable for (and despite of) its many quirks. It also told the story of how Mullinger went from struggling as a comedian in the UK, to headlining a massive show at New Brunswick’s largest venue. It has since been seen coast to coast, broadcast on CBC, and is the highest ranking for a film by that name on IMDB (there’s no less than three).
So now, with that major milestone behind him, as well as making ‘The Comedian’s Guide To Survival’ a film about his early career as a comedian, wrapped up another season of Comedy Boot Camp, and completed another successful tour, Mullinger figures it’s time he gave it another go.
“I had such a blast last time, I thought ‘Hell, why don’t we do it again’,” says Mullinger. “The lovely people at Lexus of Saint John and Saint John Toyota kindly agreed to make my dreams come true once again so it’s happening. Almost two years to the day since my first show there. The main difference is that this will be a brand new show. 90 minutes of brand new stand up, not a single joke the same as last time. And that this time it will be on a Saturday night so we can party like Saint Johners know how! There will be an all star supporting artist line up. And as before, I guarantee a night to remember in the greatest little city on the east. The title of the show? Simple: Let’s Do It Again!”
‘Let’s Do It Again!’ will be Mullinger’s only full length stand up show in Saint John in 2018. He’s recently retired his material from his Maritime Directions Tour, and will feature all new material.
The show will be offering VIP passes that not only include the best seats in the house, but signed merchandise from James, and a backstage photo taken James the night of the show.