Billy Mitchell – Writer, Actor & comedian
Traveling From: Vancouver
Fees:up to $2,500
Specializing in clean humour for corporate, community, and festival shows, Billy has been entertaining audiences across Canada and internationally with his versatile stand-up comedy for more than 2 decades.
Experience: Billy Mitchell has appeared on national television, radio, stage, and the internet. Billy is the only Canadian Comedian to have ever performed in Cambodia, entertaining UN Peacekeepers from around the world. He’s also appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and featured at Comedy Clubs all over Canada. Recently, Billy appeared as the Awards MC (how appropriate) in Hiccups on CTV and the Comedy Network. He also performed as Announcer and in sketches on the Brent Butt Comedy Special, also on CTV. Billy has just returned from entertaining on Norwegian Cruise Lines in the Caribbean and Alaska and hosted the Main Stage at the Richmond O Zone, an official celebration site of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.He is also a regular columnist for BC Homes Magazine.
Not just a stand-up comedian, Billy Mitchell also performs improvisational comedy with members of Vancouver Theatresports League, and was nominated “Best Actor” for his portrayal of John Barrymore in Vertigo Theatre’s production of “I Hate Hamlet” Billy Mitchell has also written television sketch comedy for the Award Winning “Funny Pages”, and produced daily comedy segments for CICF Radio.
Performance Style: A most versatile performer, clean enough for day-time TV, Billy Mitchell can also handle the toughest crowds and the strangest situations. Quick witted and well-read, Billy can adapt to almost any circumstance and create fresh original material. Billy’s material is mostly “clean enough for church”, but he likes to toss in a little ribaldry when appropriate.
Why hire Billy Mitchell? Billy has custom-written material for gastroenterologists, oenophiles and software publishers, amused the American Trade Consulate, and upset the US Air Force. Billy Mitchell also creates custom-written sketches, game-shows and corporate bafflegab presentations with PowerPoint accompaniment. He calls this “Corporate Fraud”. In addition to stand-up, acting and improvisation, Billy has developed a number of characters that deliver bogus presentations for corporate clients. Tucked amid the actual presentations at a conference or placed as a keynote speaker after dinner, these ersatz experts insinuate themselves as the real thing, complete with PowerPoint slide shows that seem real…at first.
Seamlessly blending fact and fiction, the illusion is complete – for a while – but the presentation gradually reveals its true nature as zany ideas creep in:
Combat ordnance adapted for the construction industry,
Electronic mind control for employees,
Quantum and relativistic effects in accounting,
Generating electricity from human workers movement,
“The Seven Chakras of Sales.”
And much, much more.
Billy takes the time to develop custom-written presentations tailored to your group. He will incorporate the jargon and style that make him believable, and the pay-off is hearty belly-laughs.
Works Well in this Type of Event: Private Events, Corporate Events, Cruise Lines, Comedy Festivals, Sports Events, Casino Events, Charity Events, Celebrity Speaking Events, Conventions, Emcee, and Trade Shows.
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
TELEVISION / FILM / RADIO
Madly Off In All Directions (three appearances) – CBC Radio
The Lone Gunmen
Acting Crazy” (appeared in 108 episodes) – Global Television
Entertained the UN Peacekeepers in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
“Billy, your show was first rate. Everyone enjoyed it – evident by the amount of laughter you generated – and we were highly entertained without profanity. What a treat! Your performance brought our event to a perfect end. With my most sincere thanks and in the hope we’ll meet again.”
BC Potato Conference
“Billy, the feedback from my team was very positive. They really enjoyed your performance. Your punch lines and timing were spot on. We would not hesitate one moment in having you over again to perform in the future.”
Beckman Coulter Canada
“Billy; Just wanted to tell you how much everyone enjoyed your presentation on Wednesday night. It was definitely a “glasses-off, mop up the tears of laughter” night. I even made some points with my 20 year old on the week-end by telling him the organic dandelion farmer’s tale.”
“Billy, What a Great job you did last Night! You were a Big Hit! After the evening was all over we did a short ‘post mortem’. A concern I had was ‘did people want us to short circuit the comic and just get on with the draw?’ It was a resounding NO! Billy was great and it is an integral part of the evening.”
Hycroft Realty Limited
“You were excellent! Your various performances were the key to making the whole thing work as well as it did. Starting with your very funny skit at the “Godfather’s” dinner, followed by a great hosting job at the high school sock hop, then the “Good Morning Vietnam” role, and finishing with your outstanding performance as the host Phil Tyme at the Awards Ceremony, you never let us down.”
Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada
“He got unanimous rave reviews from everyone connected with the evening. He was â€œhilariousâ€. He was on-point. He was efficient. He kept the ceremony moving along without anyone feeling rushed. He was funny when it was appropriate, and thoughtful when needed. If your company is considering an awards presentation, or any other group function that could benefit from having a professional Master of Ceremonies, Billy is your answer. He was well prepared. He was hilarious. It was well worth the money.”
“Congratulations, Billy! You were the star of our Annual Meeting. You were so convincing as a boring speaker pitching your product that many in our group even felt sorry for you! Thanks for customizing your comedy to our industry (not the easiest of material). We only had one chance to fool this group and you pulled it off flawlessly. Great job.”
Shurgard Storage Centers, Inc.
Financial Executives Institute
Jack Webster Awards
Vancouver Credit Bureau
Vancouver International Wine Festival
Amalgamated Construction Assoc.
Brewmasters of Western Canada
Canadian Produce Marketing Assoc.
Canadian Institute of Mining
Can. Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans
Hyak Wilderness Adventures
Canadian Classic Whitewater Challenge
Construction Labour Relations
Canadian Construction Assoc.
Charter Bus Lines of BC
Finning Heavy Equipment
Vancouver Board of Trade
Royal Canadian Mounted Police