ARTISTS

ANDY JONES


 

Well known in Canada as one of the founding members of the groundbreaking Newfoundland comedy troupe CODCO, CBC favourite Andy Jones has also written 5 critically acclaimed one-man comedy shows that have toured extensively across Canada, the UK, and Ireland. Andy’s numerous awards include both Emmy & Genie nominations, as well as two Gemini awards.


“There’s no other humorist in Canada I would rather spend time with.” – Toronto Star

 

 

AN EVENING WITH UNCLE VAL

Written by Andy Jones and Michael Jones, Sr.
Performed by Andy Jones
Directed by Lois Brown

 

Andy Jones is the hilariously sarcastic Uncle Val, an indignant, 70 year old retired fisherman, displaced from his outport home. Now trapped in the ‘big city’ of St. John’s, Val struggles to figure out what life has left to offer him. Uncle Val’s journey brings us an evening of Christmas reminiscences, encounters with the Beatles, and the danger of St. John’s winters, or as Val likes to call it “the Seniors’ Olympics”.

 

“Do yourself a favour and go see An Evening with Uncle Val.” – The Halifax Chronicle-Herald

 

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TO THE WALL

Written and performed by Andy Jones
Directed by Charlie Tomlinson

 

Internationally acclaimed, To The Wall is a thought-provoking, hilarious night of Andy’s musings on his Newfoundland-Irish-Catholic upbringing and the meaning of the universe. Andy Jones continues to be typically and delightfully off the wall in between rich tales of St. John’s cultural life, moments of philosophical introspection and flashes of simply outrageous humour.

 

**** “The Jones formula for comedy is to make you laugh and to make you think. With it, he has created another winner.” – Toronto Star

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THE QUEEN OF PARADISE’S GARDEN

A Traditional Newfoundland Fairy Tale
Told by Andy Jones
With Puppets by Darka Erdelji

 

Featuring puppets by Slovenian Theatre Artist Darka Erdelji, Andy Jones tells the story of Jack, a well-known figure in traditional Newfoundland fairy tales. Told with the humour, warmth and sly wit that have made Andy ones of Canada’s most beloved storytellers, The Queen of Paradise’s Garden follows Jack on a magical and heart-warming journey where he searches for a special fruit to make his parents young again.

 

“One of Canada’s greatest comedic actors, Jones is not to be missed” – Halifax Daily News

 

Q&A and puppet-making workshop available

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Upcoming Performances

June 24 – 28 / 15 – Neptune Theatre Studio –Halifax, NS  (QOPG)

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