SOLD OUT! The Live Recording!


Thank you everyone for your overwhelming response to 'Operation Clementine,' which has been read over 1500 times. Totally unexpected. Instead of crowdfunding or doing a large donor appeal... here’s my simple ask: purchase a ticket in advance for either the 6:30 pm or the 9 pm show (or both). In return, not only will you see an internationally acclaimed award-winning comedy but also you will be served cold beer. I will give you beer (if you are of legal age) then make you laugh for $25. Or, if … [Read more...]

Operation Clementine

Operation Clementine 2

SHORT VERSION: After three years of bullshit, I’m filming my own comedy special. It's on April 16th (6:30 pm & 9 pm). TICKETS ARE SOLD-OUT FOR THIS PERFORMANCE. LONG VERSION: Just before Christmas, Matt caught me staring at a bowl of clementines.  “What’s wrong with you?” he asked.  “I don’t know what this is?” I panicked.  “What do you mean?” he said.  I stared at the round orange bulbs failing to match a noun to the corresponding image. It wasn’t as if I forgot the word. It didn’t … [Read more...]



CANADIAN COMEDIAN DEBUTS INTERNATIONAL HIT ONE-MAN SHOW AT THE DUPLEX.   NEW YORK, NY (September 30, 2015) “All Hail! The Red, Orange, and Pale!” From the UK to Canada, audiences have lined up to join Shawn Hitchins and his Ginger Nation. Having debuted at Edinburgh to standing-room-only houses and unprecedented media coverage, the redheaded comedian ventures to New York with his irreverent story of would-be fatherhood.   Hitchins’ fiery account as a sperm donor to a lesbian couple is … [Read more...]

Ginger Nation wins “#1 Fringe Hit” @ Atlantic Fringe Festival


ATLANTIC FRINGE ROUND-UP! Well #TeamGinger is back from the east coast after twelve crazy shows at the 25th Atlantic Fringe Festival, and we are completely exhausted but incredibly thankful to the Haligonians who joined the Ginger Nation! We cannot thank Halifax enough for an incredible showing at the festival. Shawn kicked it off with media hits on CTV Atlantic (Morning Live & Section 6 with Ana Almeida), CBC Radio and 3 Penny Podcast. All of these hits are online, but here is the … [Read more...]

UPDATE: CBC ‘q’ Interview With Shad – VIDEO


Check out Shawn's appearance on CBC 'q' now on the YouTube! … [Read more...]

Pan Am Games: A League Of Their Own

Toronto's finest in the Athlete's Lounge @ Pan Am Games 2015

So every now and then I get a call, or email, to program a special event. Whether it's cabaret or comedy, it's always a lot of work but in the end it's always worth it. In April, I was asked to program a cabaret for the LGBT identified athletes of the Pan Am Games and I instantly said yes. Last night we arrived in the athletes lounge (the cottage) with our sheet music in hand and I'm incredibly grateful to my friends for bringing their best to the stage. It was amazing to see the backstage of … [Read more...]

CBC ‘q’ With Shad: On How A Joke Became A Movement


A parade for Ginger Pride? Shawn arrived at the CBC headquarters to discuss The UK's First Ginger Walk and all things red, orange, and pale. "It started out as a joke, but Shawn Hitchins' crusade for redhead respect has attracted serious attention. As Ginger Pride takes hold in places like Plymouth, England and Breda, Holland, the comedian joins Shad to explain how he became an accidental spokesperson for Ginger Nation. Hitchins describes his shock as his mischievous one man parade … [Read more...]

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