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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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Amber Mac

Relentless Adaptation & Digital Innovation Speaker | Co-Host of The AI Effect

AMBER MAC is a writer, podcaster, entrepreneur and digital maverick whose understanding of disruptive technologies helps companies anticipate lightning-quick changes as they come—from Artificial Intelligence, to social media, to Amazon-era retail. Mac asks, “if it’s so easy to disrupt, the question we need to ask ourselves is why isn’t everyone doing it?” No matter how confident and established the company, everyone needs a blueprint—and Mac’s talks provide you with just that. 
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 Achievement, and “Canada’s Unofficial Opposition,” Mercer is a political satirist who knows exactly what matters to regular Canadians and what makes them laugh.  
James Ellroy

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

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. 
 
 
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, Broadway star/producer, and consultant on blockbusters like Now You See Me and The Imitation Game. In his incredibly entertaining talks, he leaves audiences thinking about what they just saw.
 
Riaz Meghji

Former Host of Breakfast Television Vancouver

As the former host of Breakfast Television Vancouver, Riaz Meghji woke the city every morning with humor and style. More than natural charm, his success as a broadcaster lies in his steadfast belief that a good conversation has the power to change everything. Now a masterful communicator, Meghji reveals how we can build meaningful connections in an increasingly isolated world—reinventing ourselves, our brand, and our purpose in the process.
 
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...
 
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 and author of How to Make White People Laugh, Farsad is one of few Iranian-American Muslim female filmmakers to use humor—ridiculous humor—to bridge the racial, religious, social, and immigrant gap. The Wall Street Journal calls her work “smart, funny, and fascinating.”
 
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 crowd of strangers into a roomful of laughing co-conspirators.
 
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 facts and funny, customized to your industry or event. Guaranteed to educate and entertain, The Debaters is 100 percent original, super-smart, and wicked funny.  
 
Dave Hemstad

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

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 on stage with clean, refreshing, motivational humour, Hemstad muses on daily life, modern world frustrations and social tensions we all experience, but keep to ourselves.