Traveling From: Halifax
Fees:$2,501 - $5,000
Bill Carr is known as an actor, humorist writer, comedian, and motivational speaker. Born in Atlantic Canada, he travels throughout North America and is famous with convention audiences for his offbeat characters and custom-tailored performances. Bill’s insightful perspective on the world takes aim at politics, people, business, sport and systems, as well as the mundane absurdities of life that often go unnoticed. He leaves nothing unscathed and prides himself on being a slave to all, but mastered by none. Your world will not be the same after you’ve seen it through the eyes of BILL CARR! If laughter is the best medicine, then a healthy dose of BILL CARR is just what the doctor ordered.
Experience: For many years Bill was a regular humorous/political commentator on CBC television and radio and has appeared in several television shows including Black Harbour, Red Green and the Halifax Comedy Festival. Bill has been involved in the production, writing and performance of several videos including the poignant Dancing Inside in which he also stars. He has created and narrates a new hour long CBC Radio show, Higher Ground, which draws upon his considerable background as a student of theology and philosophy. He was featured in five seasons at the Atlantic Theatre Festival and has toured with theatre companies across Canada, most recently in Neptune Theatre’s acclaimed productions of Art and The Government Inspector.
Comedy Style: For over twenty years Bill has been making people laugh at what’s trivial while helping them think about what counts. Bill’s unique blend of humour and insight inspires laughter and consideration; offering his audience a fresh perspective on what they face everyday. He studies his audience and takes on the themes of their event, to help everyone focus on those things that matter to them.
Personality: Bill’s volunteerism in his community is extensive. He is the honorary spokesperson for the Alzheimer’s Society and an honorary Trustee of the IWK Hospital for Children. He contributes his talents as a fundraiser for these causes appearing yearly on the IWK telethon as well as Master of Ceremonies for annual events in support of the IWK and Unicef as well as events in support of Neptune Theatre, Mermaid Theatre, the Atlantic Theatre Festival, Symphony Nova Scotia, the Canadian Breast Cancer Society, the Abilities Foundation, Reaching out for Adolescent Mental Health and Phoenix House and the CNIB, and currently is Honorary Chair of a mail campaign for Bonnie Lea Farms and a Stocking Stuffer for the Salvation Army.
Why Hire Bill Carr?: Bill Carr earns rave reviews with convention audiences as a humorous keynote speaker and after-dinner entertainer. His humour is always directed straight to the point of the event in order to help achieve the outcomes which the organizers are working so hard to achieve. Carr takes witty and acerbic stabs at political and social issues delivering fresh insight and thought-provoking perspectives on today’s reality. He researches his clients’ needs and develops fresh material guaranteed to jolt, enlighten and entertain. Popular characters such as the Right Reverend User- Paye, Butch Cleaver are in demand – or Carr will create a brand new character to suit the event! Bill Carr also delivers keynotes and workshops on how we need to lighten up and allow ourselves to dream, grow, and become productive and adventurous again by putting laughter, humour, and creativity back into our lives.
Works well in this Type of Event: Corporate Events, Private Events, Casinos, Trade Shows, Conventions, Celebrity Golf tournaments, Speaking Engagements, Charity Events, and Comedy Clubs and Festivals.
Contact: You can request information on our entertainment options through our on-line request form. Or, you can call us Toll Free at 1.800.693.6665
“Bill was a very entertaining speaker who everyone loved. His stories shared great life experiences that could be felt by all. A great speaker who could be listened to over and over. My managers were impressed by his performance.”
“Excellent, informative and entertaining, Mr. Carr managed to give us all a chance to relax and laugh at ourselves while giving a clear important, helpful message.”
“Bill outperformed everyone’s expectations, and absolutely made an impression. This is the first time we’ve contracted a keynote speaker for this annual event, and it was incredibly well received by all who attended.”
“Bill overall was thought provoking, comical and full of energy. His ability to tell relevant stories, carry people through a range of emotion and bring you back to the core message was terrific, just the way you would like to kick off a year beginning meeting!”
“By customizing your package to our audience, you instantly captured their attention.”
Toronto Stock Exchange
Realty World Canada
Ontario Pork Marketing Board
Treasury Board of Canada
City of North York
Markham Board of Trade
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Maritime Life Maui
University of the Caribou
Alberta Builders Association
Wadena Teacher’s Association
City of St. Alberta
State Farm Insurance
Atlantic Professional Golf Association
Banff Centre for Management
North British Society
Credit Union Leader Association
Tourism Industry Association
Atlantic Lottery Corporation
Ottawa General Hospital
Institute of Canadian Bankers
Volvo Canada Halifax
Fisheries Council of Canada
Canadian Parks and Recreation
Better Beef Ltd.
Privy Council of Canada