A cultural icon and comedienne superstar, Mary Walsh is more or less synonymous with Canadian political comedy. In her latest show, Walsh will perform some of her best comedic bits and most popular characters, along with up-to-the-minute local political satire.
Hailing from St. John’s, NL, Mary Walsh was an original member of the infamous CODCO sketch comedy series, which ran on CBC Television from 1987 to 1992. In 1992, she began to work with Rick Mercer, creating and starring in the highly acclaimed series, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, where Mary's Warrior Princess character Marg Delahunty became famous for ambushing politicians and submitting them to satirical interviews. In 2011 she reprised the role by conducting the now infamous ambush interview of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford at his home.
Walsh is the recipient of 25 Gemini awards and the Order of Canada award. In 2012, she received a Governor General's Performing Arts Awards for Lifetime Artistic Achievement. Since creating 22 Minutes she has also dabbled in a number of dramatic and comedic roles, including the award-winning Hatching Matching, and Dispatching, which she wrote and starred in. She has also guest starred on Royal Canadian Air Farce, Murdoch Mysteries, The Republic of Doyle, and The Wind in the Willows for Masterpiece Theatre on the BBC.
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