Traveling From: Toronto
Fees:$10,001 - $20,000
is a multi-disciplinary comic who has published a book, “Open Book: Little Thoughts from a Big Head” (Doubleday), and has also recorded a CD, “Stick 2 Comedy” (BMG). Recognized as “Favourite Talk Show Host” by the readers of TV Guide, Mike Bullard has come a long way from the grind of Canada’s comedy club circuit, where for over a decade he cultivated a reputation as one of the quickest and cleverest club wits in the country. With a healthy outlook on life, Mike Bullard can be found swimming in his pool at home, riding his Yamaha, kayaking on the Credit River and walking his dog Yankee.
Experience: A native of Mississauga, Ontario, Bullard worked full-time at other occupations while simultaneously pursuing his comedy career, playing over 1400 gigs in his spare time. Indeed, it was only weeks before “Open Mike with Mike Bullard” launched that Bullard quit his day job at Bell Canada Ever since he was old enough to stay up to watch Johnny Carson on “The Tonight Show”, Mike Bullard has wanted to be a talk show host. In 1997, after ten years on the standup circuit, Mike Bullard’s highly rated prime-time talk show “Open Mike with Mike Bullard” was launched on The Comedy Network. The long running “Open Mike with Mike Bullard” won Gemini Awards and was the most-watched late-night talk show in Canada’s largest market, comparable in popularity and success to late-night heavyweights Letterman and Leno. Open Mike became a huge success and ran for six unprecedented seasons, becoming one of the longest-running late-night talk shows in North America. The show won the Gemini award in 1999 for Best Talk Information Series and in 2001 for Best Music Variety Program Series along with the 2000 Hugo Award (Gold Medal) for Best Talk Show at the Chicago International Television Festival. Bullard was also voted one of the top 10 Funniest Canadians in a nationwide poll by TV Guide in 2002.
Mike Bullard returned to his stand-up roots in 2004 and has been making people laugh across the country on television, at live performances, and hosting corporate events. In 2009 he branched out from TV Host to Radio Personality and joined the Astral team, a leading Canadian media company. Bullard launched his new one-hour radio show, Beyond the Mic with Mike Bullard, in September 2010 on Toronto’s NEWSTALK 1010, Canada’s top radio talk station. Currently, Mike is making people laugh across the nation on television and at live performances.
Comedy Style: Mike Bullard’s clean and impromptu comedy routines and extraordinary ability to read an audience makes him ideally suited to a conference setting. Mike has the ability to draw spontaneous humor from the audience is his trademark and his easy-going, self-deprecating, acerbic banter have made him one of the country’s favorite personalities.
Why hire Mike Bullard? Mike Bullard was voted #10 by viewers of the Comedy Network for their 2002 April Fool’s Funniest Canadian of all time poll. Companies or associations may have new concepts, rules or product launches they want to present in as captivating way as possible. Mike can customize the monologue and interviews as per clients’ direction, probing CEOs, head engineers, marketing gurus or other integral staff, to reveal important product or company information. Mike will turn a dry presentation into one with humour, which will ensure the message sticks.
Works Well in this Type of Event: Special Events, Private Events, Emcee, Corporate Events, Charity Events, Sports Events, Comedy Clubs, Comedy Events, and Trade Shows.
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“When I need an event to be a success I book Mike Bullard. His hosting and humour works everywhere and for everyone. Funny and classy, Mike makes you look good for inviting him.”
“For one hour, Mike Bullard took our group of 175 people and had them buckled over with laughter. His material was fresh, funny, and he had everyone’s attention as they didn’t know what was coming next. Our convention was a tremendous success and Mike Bullard was a huge part of it. We will certainly have him again in the future as he was diligent, professional, and courteous to everyone.”
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“Mike Bullard has always been a favorite of mine personally. He hosted and performed at the Halifax Comedy Festival in 2006 and was instantly a crowd favorite. It would be my pleasure to work with Mike in the future. Any client who works with Mike will get more than expected!”
Halifax Comedy Festival
“Mike Bullard was so great at the Sixth Annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon, the Veterans LOVED him. I hope he is available to come out again next November.”
“Mike, thanks for the laughs and hopefully, you might consider returning for another event”.
“The success of an event depends on having the right Master of Ceremonies, your ability to create energy and enthusiasm was obvious by the atmosphere in the room. On behalf of the organizing committee, and everyone at Peel Regional Police, I thank you for helping to make Dinner with the Brass’ a truly memorable occasion.”
Chief of Police
“I just want to send you a quick note on how impressed we were with Mike Bullard, he was outstanding, funny as hell! He was the MC at our event, and I can tell you that he kept things rolling along quite well. My wife and I never stopped laughing, he put on a great show and tell him his shirt looked great! (Inside joke!)”
Scott & Sherry, private event
“Just a quick note to let you know how outstanding Mr. Bullard was at Yuk Yukâ€™s in Ottawa. Mr. Bullard was outstanding, cute as a button, personable, and charming and very respectful. We are still talking about Mr. Bullard’s performance and giggling, it was great to see him performing and clearly he is still on top of his game. Mike still has a huge fan-base and we are looking forward to seeing him on television again. We can’t stop thinking about him.”
Diane & Rob, fans from Ottawa
“Mike was the right choice for our event. It went fantastic, absolutely fantastic. Much appreciated, couldn’t have been better!!!”