Mishka Shubaly & Friends

An author and musician who has used the hard-won lessons of his own own troubled life as inspiration for his work, Mishka Shubaly was born and raised in Ontario, where he experienced a turbulent childhood -- he learned his parents were breaking up the same day a shooting took place at his school, and after his father left the family, his mother fell behind on the mortgage and lost their home. As teenaged Shubaly worked at a burger joint to make money, he started writing songs in his spare time; he also began drinking, and by the time he enrolled at Columbia University, he was a full-blown alcoholic and drug addict. Despite his addictions, Shubaly received an M.F.A. in Fiction from Columbia, but his growing interest in music was stronger than his desire to pen the Great American Novel, and after graduation Shubaly hit the road, performing his gritty songs in a gruff but expressive voice at indie venues around the country.

In 2009, not long after a lengthy tour with comic Doug Stanhope, Shubaly finally got sober and took up running, and his work began to reflect his new focus in life. In 2011, Shubaly returned to writing, publishing an autobiographical essay called Shipwrecked as a "Kindle Single"; the piece became a surprise success, and Shubaly penned a handful of pieces based on his own experiences that were digital best-sellers and earned him a loyal following and a reliable income. While Shubaly's success online led to a book deal with Public Affairs Press for a memoir scheduled for publication in 2016, he didn't abandon his music, and in 2015 he released his first album since giving up drugs and alcohol, Coward's Path. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

This show is part comedy, part music, but wholly rad

11/30/2022 7:30 PM

Door Time: 7:00 PM

Other Showtimes

Join us for an evening of comedy, music, and general badassery with headliner Mishka Shubaly and very special guests Sam Tallent, Ben Roy, and more!

Important show info:

All shows are ages 21+ only!

Please bring a valid Drivers License to confirm your tickets!

Please check in at least 15 minutes prior to show start so that we may get everyone in and seated before show start time.
If you have a large party and arrive late we cannot guarantee everyone will be seated together!

If you are not checked in by 15 minutes past show start time your seats may be released, and the tickets re-sold

Absolutely no heckling!

An author and musician who has used the hard-won lessons of his own own troubled life as inspiration for his work, Mishka Shubaly was born and raised in Ontario, where he experienced a turbulent childhood -- he learned his parents were breaking up the same day a shooting took place at his school, and after his father left the family, his mother fell behind on the mortgage and lost their home. As teenaged Shubaly worked at a burger joint to make money, he started writing songs in his spare time; he also began drinking, and by the time he enrolled at Columbia University, he was a full-blown alcoholic and drug addict. Despite his addictions, Shubaly received an M.F.A. in Fiction from Columbia, but his growing interest in music was stronger than his desire to pen the Great American Novel, and after graduation Shubaly hit the road, performing his gritty songs in a gruff but expressive voice at indie venues around the country.

In 2009, not long after a lengthy tour with comic Doug Stanhope, Shubaly finally got sober and took up running, and his work began to reflect his new focus in life. In 2011, Shubaly returned to writing, publishing an autobiographical essay called Shipwrecked as a "Kindle Single"; the piece became a surprise success, and Shubaly penned a handful of pieces based on his own experiences that were digital best-sellers and earned him a loyal following and a reliable income. While Shubaly's success online led to a book deal with Public Affairs Press for a memoir scheduled for publication in 2016, he didn't abandon his music, and in 2015 he released his first album since giving up drugs and alcohol, Coward's Path. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

This show is part comedy, part music, but wholly rad