Sea captain of TV fame to tell his tales

Sigurd Jonny “Sig” Hansen
Sigurd Jonny “Sig” Hansen

Sigurd Jonny “Sig” Hansen, the American captain of the fishing vessel Northwestern and the star of the hit reality-TV show “The Deadliest Catch,” will be at the Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m. along with some seafaring friends to share their fishing adventures.

Hansen has not suffered any major accidents on his ship, but he has come very close, braving horrendous weather and waves that have almost sunk the boat.

In advance of his Connecticut appearance, Hansen will appear on Hersam Acorn Radio’s “Yankee Fisherman” program at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11. Listeners can tune in live on or or listen to the show archive on

Tickets are $65 and $50; or $100 VIP with a Meet & Greet, open bar and hors d’oeuvres. To purchase, call the Ridgefield Playhouse box office at 203-438-5795 or go to

The playhouse is at 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield.