Mike Bullard




Mike Bullard has accomplished something no other Canadian has before; he hosted Canada’s first truly successful nightly talk show.

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.

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Author, Comedian, Emcee, Radio Talk Show Host and TV Celebrity

One of Canada’s most recognized celebrities, Mike Bullard 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.

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” launched in the fall of 1997 that Bullard quit his management job at one of Canada’s largest corporations.

In the world of stand-up comedy, few can do it as well as Mike and deliver the laughs professionally and in so many ways.

Corporate Talk Show
For your next convention, Mike can recreate the excitement of the “Open Mike Show”, his long-running and highly successful talk show. Your theme, staff and specific corporate mandates will be fully integrated throughout the presentation. This show is ideally suited to a conference setting, great for new product launches and making your agenda interesting to attendees. The stage set-up will look like a late night TV show and Mike interviews key employees on the points you are trying to emphasis, no dry speeches, no boring faces either. They will be attentive, rolling in the aisles, focused on the stage and your topics, not playing Crush Candy or checking emails on their phones.

Standup Comedy Performance
Mike’s standup performances are legendary and are tailored specifically to each individual audience. His clean and impromptu routines have been featured on two of his own television specials – Comics and Comedy Now. Mike’s ability to draw spontaneous humour from the audience is his trademark and has made him one of the country’s favourite personalities.

Host – Master Of Ceremonies
He’s been described as “the host emeritus” of Canadian comedy. Having Mike host your next event will guarantee an entertaining, memorable and successful outcome. As one of Canada’s quickest and most clever comedians, not only will he have everyone rolling in the aisles. At the same time, he’ll keep your event agenda on track. Mike is also an excellent auctioneer who can easily help your organization raise top dollars for your foundation or charity.

Having a corporate roast or retirement party and need a Roastmaster? Look no further than Mike Bullard! His razor sharp wit and impeccable timing will help make your roast nothing short of sensational. Great for retirement dinners, 25 year club dinners & service award shows.

Golf Tournaments
Mike will be glad to golf with your guests and be part of a foursome, you choose the 3 golfers. He’ll even make sure they all beat him, not because he is such a nice guy, (which he is), but he is a lousy golfer, (which he is), so he will even make the worst golfer feel better about his game. It will be a moment to remember for your key clients. After the game Mike will host the 19th hole activities. He’ll make your banquet the talk of the industry, everyone will stay for a change and your only problem will be “what do you do next year”.

The Gemini Award-winning talk show host launched his new one-hour show Beyond the Mic with Mike Bullard on NEWSTALK 1010 in September 2010.

Beyond the Mic with Mike Bullard airs weekdays from noon to 1pm on NEWSTALK 1010 on your radio dial or on the internet for those not based within NEWSTALK 1010 listening area.

With a razor sharp wit and ability to engage in unscripted banter with his audience, Bullard has not only enjoyed success on the comedy club stage but also on TV, having hosted Canada’s first truly successful nightly talk show Open Mike for six years.

One of Canada’s most recognized celebrities, Bullard continues to give back to the community, dedicating much of his free time to working with many charitable organizations including United Way, Juvenile Diabetes, Foster Parent Plan and Sick Kids Hospital, among others.

You can listen to Mike on:
Arnprior – 107.7, Belleville – 88.7, Brighton – 100.9, Exeter – 90.5, Gananoque 99.9, Grand Bend – 90.5, Goderich – 99.7, Kincardine – 95.5, Kingston – 88.7, Milton – 101.3, Napanee – 88.7, New Tecumseth – 92.1, Norfolk – 98.9, Orangeville – 101.5, Pembroke – 104.9, Petawawa – 104.9, Peterborough – 90.5, Port Elgin – 90.9, Renfrew – 96.1, Simcoe – 98.9, Strathroy – 105.7 and St. Thomas – 94.1.

Mike Bullard accomplished something no other Canadian had before: hosted Canada’s first truly successful nightly talk show. Running for six unprecedented seasons, “Open Mike” (1997), was one of the longest running late-night talk shows in North America.

The Gemini award-winning series 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 Show Awards:
1999 – Gemini best talk information series
2000 – Hugo award (gold medal) Chicago International Television festival
2001 – Gemini Best music variety program series

“Open Mike” debuted quietly in November of 1997 on The Comedy Network and went on to be picked up by the conventional CTV network in 1998. Appearing on both networks, Bullard’s razor sharp, often self-deprecating humour, insightful jabs at the human condition and his ability to engage in unscripted banter with audience members made Open Mike a favourite with television viewers and in 2002 he was voted one of the top 10 Funniest Canadians in a nationwide poll.

The series gradually achieved status as a key component of the entertainment scene in Canada. Often credited with fostering a Canadian star system, the show has featured a mix of celebrity guests from the worlds of film, television, stage, sports, music and politics on both sides of the border.

Notable guests have included Nicolas Cage, Tommy Lee, Enrique Iglesias, Kathie Lee Gifford, Tony Bennett, Nelly Furtado, Nickelback, Burt Reynolds, Barenaked Ladies, Joan Rivers, Bo Derek and Prime Minister Jean Chretien.


What people are saying about Mike...

  • Mike Bullard has always been a favourite of mine personally. He hosted and performed at the Halifax Comedy Festival in 2006 and was instantly a crowd favourite. 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

  • 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.

    End Of The Roll

  • 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 booking him.

    MC Marketing

  • We had Mike out to be the closer at our Managers conference for TD retail managers. Mike created a TD Tonight bit that had the group in stitches, while at the same time reinforcing the leadership messages from the conferences. Thanks a ton Mike!

    TD Canada Trust

  • 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.

    MEDIchair Halton

  • 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. I thank you for helping to make “Dinner with the Brass” a truly memorable occasion.

    Peel 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!) * private event *

    Scott & Sherry

  • Mike made our evening! He read the crowd perfectly and his quick wit had us all in a constant state of hysteric.

    St. Lawrence Cement Inc

  • Mike was the right choice for our event. It went fantastic, absolutely fantastic. Much appreciated, couldn’t have been better!!!

    Toronto Dominion Bank

  • Just a quick note to let you know how outstanding Mr. Bullard was at Yuk Yuk’s in Ottawa. Mr. Bullard was outstanding, personable, 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. * fans from Ottawa *

    Diane & Rob


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