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MCs & Entertainers

 

Having the right—or wrong—MC can make or break an event. Our roster of MCs have what it takes to make your event flow, manage the unexpected, and ensure it’s memorable. And when you hire one of Lavin’s entertainers, you’re getting a talk that will keep you enthralled as it’s happening, and that will resonate for days.

 

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Jon Montgomery

Host of The Amazing Race Canada and Olympic Gold Medalist

Jon Montgomery delighted Canadians by winning Gold in Men’s Skeleton at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. Now, as host of The Amazing Race Canada, he is a charming ambassador for our country’s most beautif...

Rick Mercer

Host of The Rick Mercer Report

Rick Mercer chronicles, satirizes, and ultimately celebrates all that is great and irreverent about this country. Known as “Canada’s Unofficial Opposition,” Mercer is our most popular comic, a politic...

Amber Mac

Relentless Adaptation Speaker and Writer for Fast Company

Amber Mac talks about relentless adaptation and the accelerating pace of corporate culture in the digital economy. At the forefront of the digital revolution, she helps companies adapt to, anticipate,...

Peter Mansbridge

Chief Correspondent for CBC News and Anchor of The National for 29 Years

Peter Mansbridge is one of Canada’s most respected and recognizable figures. For five decades, including 29 years as anchor of CBC’s The National, he has guided us through the political, economic, and...

Nicholas Thompson

Editor-in-Chief of Wired | Former Editor of NewYorker.com

The story of how science and tech will change our lives is one of the most important in the world. And no one’s more equipped to tell it than Nicholas Thompson. A veteran editor, he revolutionized The...

David Kwong

Illusionist, Puzzle Expert, and Author of Spellbound

David Kwong is no ordinary magician. He’s also a New York Times puzzle builder, TED speaker, Harvard grad, consultant on blockbusters like The Imitation Game, and now a greenlit TV producer. In his fu...

Steve Patterson

Comedian and Host of CBC’s The Debaters

Every comic can tell a joke—but Steve Patterson is a triple threat of funny. Smart, well-read, well-versed in current events, quick on his feet, and a riveting raconteur, Patterson can quickly turn a ...

Colm Feore

One of Canada’s Best Actors

One of Canada’s best actors, Colm Feore is known for his iconic roles in theatre, television, and film. Ranging from Shakespearian leads to unforgettable portrayals of Canadian legends to roles in maj...

Misha Glouberman

Negotiations Expert; Co-Author of The Chairs Are Where the People Go

Misha Glouberman is an expert on the subtle arts of negotiation and communication. He takes the principles of good negotiation and better listening, and applies them to a broad set of circumstances to...

Chuck Klosterman

Author of Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs

One of the most exciting cultural critics of our generation, Chuck Klosterman captures what it feels like to navigate our pop-obsessed, media-saturated culture right now. He shows us why “pop” is a co...

Virginia Heffernan

Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art

In her new book Magic and Loss, Virginia Heffernan treats the Internet not merely as a new technology or business tool, but as a great masterpiece of civilization—a massive and collective work of art ...

Choir! Choir! Choir!

International Singing Phenomenon

Choir! Choir! Choir! is the international singing phenomenon that exemplifies the best of creativity, collaboration, and community-building. In their speeches, founders Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman...

Negin Farsad

Social Justice Comedian, Director of The Muslims Are Coming!

Negin Farsad is at the forefront of social justice comedy—a field that she insists totally exists (or should). A TED Senior Fellow, author of How to Make White People Laugh, and as one of few Iranian-...

Stephen Tobolowsky

One of Hollywood’s Most Well-Known Character Actors

Thelma and Louise. Groundhog Day. Memento. What do these movies have in common? Stephen Tobolowsky—arguably the most famous character actor in Hollywood. A natural storyteller, Tobolowsky enthralls li...

Terry Milewski

Veteran Broadcaster and Senior Correspondent for CBC News

A veteran CBC television personality, Terry Milewski is one of Canada’s best-known broadcast journalists. He’s reported the news from 52 countries over the past 44 years—and was the CBC’s very first M...

Rives

Six-Time TED Speaker and Co-Host of TEDActive

Rives (rhymes with “weaves”) is a six-time TED speaker and co-host of the annual TEDActive conference. His one-of-a-kind interactive style has an extraordinary ability to awaken, engage, and excite an...

John Stackhouse

Former Editor-in-Chief, The Globe and Mail; Author of Mass Disruption

Few Canadians are as acquainted with our nation’s political and business landscape as John Stackhouse. The former editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail, Stackhouse has been plugged into the country’s ...

Riaz Meghji

Host of Breakfast Television Vancouver

As Host of Breakfast Television Vancouver, Riaz Meghji wakes up the city every morning with humour and style. On the show and in his life, he has learned that a candid conversation can carry a profoun...

Ron MacLean

Co-Host, Coach's Corner and Host, Hometown Hockey

Speaker Ron MacLean is one of our country’s most beloved sportscasters. As the co-host of Coach’s Corner and host of new series Hometown Hockey, MacLean is arguably the game’s most eloquent ambassador...

The Debaters Live

Super Smart & Wicked Funny

The Debaters Live brings all the hilarity of the hit CBC series to your organization. Veteran comedian Steve Patterson and two guest comics at the top of their game deliver a rapid-fire exchange of fa...

Colin Mochrie

Improv Comic, Star of Whose Line Is It, Anyway?

If an evening of improv comedy is a great way to end a day-long meeting, then interactive improv is an outstanding, even better way. Tired of seeing yourself or your CEO up there on stage? Don’t worry...

Drew Dudley

Founder of Day One Leadership

Drew Dudley believes we routinely ignore a huge percentage of the leadership that exists around us. He aims to remedy this by helping individuals and organizations create “cultures of everyday leaders...

Anderson Cooper

Host of CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 and #1 NYT Bestselling Author

Anderson Cooper anchors Anderson Cooper 360, a provocative alternative on CNN/U.S. each weekday to the typical network evening newscast, going beyond the headlines to tell stories in-depth and from mu...

Steven Page

Singer, Songwriter, and Canadian Icon

An articulate and mesmerizing speaker, Steven Page is utterly at home on the stage. Page—singer, songwriter, host of The Illegal Eater, and Canadian icon—has made an indelible mark on our country’s mu...

Jessi Cruickshank

eTalk Daily L.A. Host, Producer, and Global Ambassador

Whip-smart with a sense of humor to match, Jessi Cruickshank is undeniably at the top of her game. A highly sought-after host and emcee, Cruickshank became a household name on MTV Canada’s hit series,...

Gavin Crawford

This Hour Has 22 Minutes Comedian and Actor

Gavin Crawford is one of Canada’s brightest comedic and dramatic performers—best known for star turns on This Hour Has 22 Minutes, on CBC, and his eponymous The Gavin Crawford Show on the Comedy Netwo...

Dave Hemstad

Stand-up Comedian; Regular on CBC’s The Debaters

Called a “Canadian Master” by Just For Laughs, Dave Hemstad has skyrocketed to the top of the national comedy scene, appearing regularly across the country and on a hit show on CBC. Brashly confident ...

Allan Gregg

Chairman of Decima Research

Monitoring the economic, social, and political pulse of Canada, Allan Gregg is one of our most respected research professionals and political analysts. Gregg makes sense of current affairs—the economy...

Derek Edwards

Stand-Up Comedian and Entertainer

Stand-up comedian Derek Edwards is proof positive that you can take the boy out of the country but you can’t take the country out of the boy. And in this case, we wouldn’t want to. His award-winning r...

Rob Cohen

Emmy Award-Winning Writer and Producer (The Simpsons, Being Canadian)

What makes Canada so great, yet so misunderstood? In the film Being Canadian, writer and producer Rob Cohen set out on a road-trip to discover just that. The result? That Canada is so much more than h...