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 […]

Transcribed from GayTimes UK, August 2013. SHAWN HITCHINS, you might notice, is ginger. Ginger, proud and on a mission to repopulate earth with fellow fiery redheads. Funny ones. He’s already started by inseminating a lesbian friend, producing a gingery little girl and enough material for a hilarious (and surprisingly emotional) 55 minute solo Edinburgh show. […]

It’s been a month since the Inaugural Ginger Pride Walk and I’m finally getting around to posting my thoughts and expressing my gratitude to everyone who participated in the walk. There was no way to predict the response this event would create. The Ginger Pride Walk went global with worldwide media coverage from Australia, Bangkok […]

ALL HAIL! THE RED, ORANGE & PALE! AUG 10 @ 11 AM – RAIN OR SHINE HOW THIS WORKS… MEET OUTSIDE THE BALMORAL HOTEL @ 11 AM… CHECK-IN WITH ONE OF OUR DESIGNATED STEWARDS… START WALKING @ 11:15 AM… FOLLOW THE GROUP TO THE FINISH LINE, OBEYING ALL TRAFFIC SIGNALS & LAWS… GATHER FOR A […]

Canadian actor-come-comic-come-performer, Shawn Hitchins returns to this year’s Edinburgh Festival to take to the street’s in the city’s first ever Ginger Pride march, inviting all those who are red, orange and pale to partake… plus all us ginger allies. For his sake, let’s hope the Scots see the funny side. I catch up with Shawn […]

I am happy to say that I have arrived back in Toronto and I’m pleased to tell you my journey to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival was a success, a huge life experience, and the hardest gig I’ve ever had. The festival life was challenging: confronted by non-stop rain, frigid temperatures, insane jet-lag, and twelve-hour work […]