Press Release: Halifax Shows

“Halifax Comedy OG Paul Ash…” – The Coast, Oct. 2012

Paul Ash is returning to Halifax to play 5 shows at Yuk Yuks Halifax (in the Westin Hotel, 1181 Hollis Street), a club he was instrumental in helping to open.  Co-featuring for Oct. 11-13th (8:30pm) with the charming and Talented Christophe Davidson (@thischristophe), hosting a special edition of Yuk Yuks Open Mic on Oct 17th (8:30) and unveiling his new comedy combat show Battle-Com with a special late night show (10pm) also at Yuk Yuks.

 “Halifax audiences are standing up and taking notice of the Comedy Dawgs…” – Chronicle Herald, 2004

 Ash, originally from Nova Scotia, is a fixture on the Canadian comedy scene.  He’s worked for Festival Just For Laughs for over 12 years, has been a juror for the Canadian Comedy Awards, has won CBC’s Laugh Out Loud and may be best known to Haligonians as one of the cofounders of the Comedy Dawgs, the stand-up comedy collective that germinated Halifax’s current wave of comedy.

“Without Paul Ash and the Comedy Dawgs, there would be no comedy scene in Halifax… there would be no Picnicface” – Andrew Bush, 2010

 Paul Ash is that special kind of person who sees the best in everyone, except himself. His self loathing comedy is peppered with rural charm and big city cynicism.

“Paul Ash’s shows have the following qualities, which stem from the man himself: an unpretentious atmosphere, enthusiastic performers and appreciative audiences. Halifax’s loss has undoubtedly been Montreal’s fortunate gain” – Examiner.com (Stephanie Ein)

 

Showtimes:
Thursday Oct. 11th, doors 7pm, show 8:30pm.  $12 regular, $7 military, $5 student
Friday Oct. 12th, doors 7pm, show 8:30pm.  $16 regular, $12 military & student
Saturday Oct. 13th, doors 7pm, show 8:30pm.  $16 regular, $12 military & student
Wednesday Oct. 17th, doors at 7pm, show at 8:30pm.  Just $5 (just hosting)
Saturday Oct. 20th doors 10pm, show 10:30pm.  Just $10, $5 students and military

  “Comedy in Halifax now is akin to the music scene in Seattle circa 1993? – unattributed quote 2004

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About Ash

Paul Ash is that special kind of person who sees the best in everyone, except himself. His self loathing comedy is peppered with rural charm and big city cynicism. This “muppet king of comedy” has been described as the “encyclopaedia of funny” and has an over ten year relationship with the Festival Just For Laughs, the world’s largest stand-up comedy fest.