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MCs & Entertainers Speakers

 

When you book an MC or an entertaining speaker with us, you get someone who is well-known, sure. But what you also get—on top of a big draw, a recognizable face, and a load of buzz—is someone with a very real, very human, story to tell.

 

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James Ellroy

Acclaimed Author of The Black Dahlia, L.A. Confidential, American Tabloid, and Perfidia

Self-described as the “Demon Dog” of American literature, James Ellroy is best known as the mind behind such legendary books as L.A. Confidential, The Black Dahlia, American Tabloid, and Perfidia. An unmatched raconteur, Ellroy’s talks explore his vision of California noir—in presentations that are bold, reflective, and hilarious. 
 
 
Matt Ruby

Comedian | Creator of Vooza

Stand-up comedian and entrepreneurship speaker Matt Ruby shows you how to succeed in business by demonstrating, hilariously, all the ways to fail. Creator and star of the viral online video series Vooza, which devastatingly satirizes startup culture, Ruby’s talks meld creative business strategy and standup humor...
 
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. A seasoned media and stage professional, he is also an excellent and highly sought-after Master of Ceremonies and moderator. 
 
Rick Mercer

Host of The Rick Mercer Report for 15 years | Author of Rick Mercer Final Report

Rick Mercer chronicles, satirizes, and ultimately celebrates all that is great and irreverent about this country. A #1 bestselling author, Governor General’s Award-winner for Lifetime Artistic Achieve...

David Kwong

Illusionist | New York Times Crossword Writer | Consultant (Now You See Me)

David Kwong is no ordinary magician. He’s a New York Times crossword writer, TED speaker, Harvard grad, producer of ABC’s hit show Deception, and consultant on blockbusters like Now You See Me and The...

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-...

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 ...

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...

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 ...