Newfoundland wit and wisdom at the Westbury Theatre

Uncle Val has been grumping about life, the universe and everything since 1978, if you can believe it.

Now, one of the favourite and quintessentially Canadian characters created by CodCo’s Andy Jones takes the live stage at the Transalta Arts Barns’ Westbury Theatre this week. An Evening with Uncle Val is a one-man show that sees the loveable curmudgeon displaced from his wee fishing village and trapped in the “big city” of St. John’s, Newfoundland, bringing his dry wit to bear on Christmas, the Beatles, his obnoxious son-in-law, his bratty grandchildren, you name it.

Jones, a Canadian comedy veteran, based his character on a real guy he met, a singer-songwriter from Job’s Cove, Newfoundland – who apparently to this day doesn’t know Uncle Val is based on him. Could be they’re all putting us on. Newfoundlanders have been known to do that from time to time.

An Evening With Uncle Val runs nightly at 8 p.m. through Saturday, March 12, Sunday, March 13 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $21 for students and seniors, available through the Fringe Theatre Adventure box office, 780.409.1910, or click here.