James Mullinger

Keynote Speaker, Emcee, Comedian
Saint John, New Brunswick

What James is Passionate About

Anything Is Possible 

A hugely inspiring, uplifting and hilarious motivational keynote speech from the award-winning British writer, speaker, comedian about celebrating where you live and how adjusting your perceptions will drastically improve the way we all live, work and play.

Whether you are a chairperson or CEO, in government, private practice or an independent business owner, James’ hilarious and profound insights to dealing with people, embracing where you live and how you view the world will improve your life professionally as well as personally. James will teach your delegates how to apply his unique outlook to increase productivity, bring about balance, improve self care and, above all, provide powerful resilience to unpredictability in the workplace, the home and in the world at large.

Why You Need James

Motivational. Inspirational. Heartwarming. Hilarious.

Conferences benefit hugely from James Mullinger’s inspiring, uplifting and hilarious keynote speech!  From award-winning British comedian turned new Canadian,  James speaks to celebrating where you live and why he believes that anything is possible here with his unique approach to life, work and play.

James’ background working for GQ magazine in England for fifteen years gives him a unique perspective and insight in to the inner workings of marketing, print media, digital media and social media. Having launched the GQ iPad edition and working closely with everyone from Jerry Seinfeld to Paul Rudd on digital promotions for the magazine, his tale is unlike any other!

James’ fish out of water perspective having left all this behind to live and work and thrive in New Brunswick, Canada makes it more uplifting and inspiring than most movies, let alone keynote speeches. Each one is tailored specifically for your audience and he can follow any brief.

James has performed his acclaimed keynote speeches around the world. He has performed for every Canadian Premier. He has hosted the East Coast Music Awards, the Entrepreneur of The Year awards twice and has performed a series of shows at the Canadian Embassy in London’s Trafalgar Square. He has shared the stage at the Hammersmith Apollo with Russell Peters and Katherine Ryan. He has played London’s Roundhouse twice with his solo shows and performed sold out shows in theatres across Canada.

He has worked for companies as varied as Stewart McKelvey, Irving Oil, Moosehead Breweries, GQ magazine, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Atlantic Chamber of Commerce, Young Presidents’ Organization, United Church of Canada, New Brunswick Union, Destination Canada, Sun Life, City Of Fredericton, TD Insurance and Grant Thornton, TD Canada, New Brunswick School Board, Construction Association of Nova Scotia, Road Builders Association, Atlantic Canada Regional Council of Carpenters, the Crane Rental Association of North America, Moosehead Breweries, New Brunswick Immigration Symposium, and many more.

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Why You Will Love James

I had the pleasure of booking James for a gala dinner in Ottawa for the Canadian Real Estate Association in April of 2019. Within seconds, everyone was laughing at his unique, hilarious content, which showcased the Maritimes and Canada to an audience that consisted of all areas of Canada. James is a dynamic and engaging performer, appealing to an audience of all ages! He even incorporated my son into his act near the end and mingled with the crowd after the show, participating in the photo booth and conversations with many. James’ performance received amazing reviews – he was professional and a pleasure to work with. Based on survey results to our membership his performance was high rated by the attendees. I would highly recommend James for any future corporate or charity events – his show does not disappoint!

Jason A. Stephen
CIPS the President of the Canadian Real Estate Association

James’ performance was energetic, hilarious, and exactly what we needed. Everyone loved him. He was such a delight to work with from my perspective as a meeting planner. He took time to get to know our organization before the event and socialized with people after the event.

Kendra Shimmin
Insurance Brokers Association of Canada

James was relevant, exciting and did not disappoint anyone. The entire group had a fantastic time and I can honestly say, my face physically hurt the next day from laughing  and smiling so much! James was great throughout the entire process, from booking to post show responses. He was very personable and helpful. I have absolutely zero complaints. I can not recommend him enough. If you have the chance to hire this man, whether it’s for work, birthday, anniversary, etc, do it! You wont regret it.

Stephanie Pristine Guimond
Wyndham Hotels Resorts

This week my firm had the BEST holiday party and big kudos go out to James for making it so great. James took the time to get to know some funny things about my colleagues, then also managed to weave in uplifting messages with our current (COVID!) state… all with humour! My cheeks hurt from laughing at the end of his set.

Krista Han
Grant Thornton

James has performed both virtually and in-person for the New Brunswick Union (NBU). His virtual performance for our members during the pandemic was a welcome break, where, for an hour, we could forget about what was happening outside our doors and, instead, enjoy some much-needed laughter and levity. His live performance surpassed our lofty expectations and was the perfect way to cap off our first in-person conference in two years.

Andrew McGilligan
New Brunswick Union

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves, we laughed from beginning to end and we’re still laughing this morning.

Irving Oil

James performed at our Annual General Meeting and Conference before a crowd of 230 people. James did a fantastic job of keeping everyone in the room entertained through his story telling and his jokes. James is a great comedian and very easy to work with. I would recommend James to anyone.

Shaunna Scott
Community Business Development Corporations

Mr. Mullinger’s talent as an award-winning comedian is common knowledge, BUT an unexpected bonus was his unique ability to keep our team’s blood pressure in check. Any event organizer understands the ongoing concerns about cancellations, late arrivals, etc., when booking entertainment. James kept our minds at ease through ongoing communications every step of the way. His attentiveness in ensuring the content of his act was in line with our audience was greatly appreciated and a room full of gut-busting laughter during his performance solidified our belief that he was the perfect choice for our event. If you are looking to guarantee your event is an outstanding success, I strongly suggest you book James Mullinger as your entertainment.

Amy McLennan
Marketing & Operations Manager, Master Promotions Ltd.

James did a private gig for us at work last week and he was absolutely amazing! His stories and jokes were hilarious and he did a fantastic job of adapting his act to our organisation. It was an hour of non-stop laughing, just what everyone needed!

Saint John Energy


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