James Mullinger was one of the UK’s top comedians and Comedy Editor for GQ magazine when he moved to Canada in February 2014. Since his arrival, he has taken the country by storm. Selling out shows across the country, as well as appearances on CBC’s The Debaters, movies, TV shows, festivals, awards, stand-up specials…he’s done it all.
An award-winning writer, comedian, and filmmaker, James spent 15 years in a senior position at British GQ magazine, interviewing everyone from Jerry Seinfeld and Paul Rudd to Rachel Weisz and Scarlett Johansson and launching the magazine’s digital division. In April 2016 and 2018, James sold out his uniquely hilarious stand-up show at Harbour Station Arena in New Brunswick, outselling both Jerry Seinfeld and Guns N Roses at the same venue. An award-winning CBC documentary about the show titled City On Fire was aired nationally to rave reviews.
His latest stand-up special, Almost Canadian, shot straight to #1 on the iTunes charts and was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Taped Live Performance. It is available to watch internationally on Amazon Prime Video. The film that he co-wrote about his early years in comedy was released in cinemas across the UK and premiered at the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal in 2016. It stars actors from Downton Abbey, Twilight, and Game of Thrones.
In June 2017 he launched Atlantic Canada’s first-ever international magazine, [EDIT] — an award-winning premium media brand devoted to celebrating business leaders and creatives doing the unexpected while expanding Canada’s global reach.
James has also raised more than half a million dollars for charities internationally. He is a much sought after corporate clean comedian and international keynote speaker presenting on the subjects of marketing, media, and uplifting positivity all celebrating life, work and play in Canada.
Ladies and gentleman, we have a real treat for you this evening with one of the UK’s top comedians. He had his own show on Comedy Central, which saw him interviewing celebrities like Tom Cruise and Daniel Craig, he has appeared in big screen movies and worked with the likes of Jerry Seinfeld and Russell Peters.
A big budget British movie was recently made about his life starring actors from Downton Abbey, Notting Hill and Twilight which hits cinemas later this year. He is also the Comedy Editor for GQ Magazine. In 2014 he packed it all in and moved from London, England to New Brunswick and he’s going to tell you why. Since arriving, he has been taking Canada by storm being nominated for both a Just For Laughs Best Comedy Show Award and a Canadian Comedy Award. In May of 2016 he sold out Harbour Station in Saint John beating the sales record of both Jerry Seinfeld and Guns N Roses.
Please put your hands together for James Mullinger (Mull-In-Jur).
“Fantastic virtual show! Great engagement with the audience. Almost forgot we were on zoom! Highly recommended for any corporate or charity events.”
James Finlay, Sun Life
“With the pandemic limiting our options for Team Building Events, James Mullinger’s Video Conference Show was a god-send. Feedback from my colleagues about the idea and the show itself were both excellent and my family and I all agreed the show was incredible. Despite being thousands of kilometres away from James and attendees gathered from Whitehorse to Tampa Bay, it felt like a very personal experience thanks to James’ unbelievable ability to interact with viewers on a personal level during the show.”
Stephen Weninger, Stantec
“James was extremely well received. It couldn’t have gone any better. His comedy was a huge success, we didn’t’ stop laughing the whole time. He was very accommodating to our schedule and a pleasure to deal with. Thank you to you and James for all your efforts in making our conference a success. I look forward to working with you both in the future.”
Adam Mosher, Anglophone School District
“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.
“Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves, we laughed from beginning to end and we’re still laughing this morning.”
“Compulsive viewing. A very funny man with a big future ahead of him.”
The Huffington Post (UK)
“James has a way of connecting with his audience in a way that is humble, hilarious and motivating all at the same time. He inspired us to continue to connect with our students and be proud of where we live!”
Jennifer Carhart, Principal, Princess Elizabeth School
“The moment this veteran British comic bounds onto the stage, you’re in for an amazing hour of solo comedy.”
Stuart Nulman, Montreal Times
“Excellent, skilful, hugely likable, very funny stuff.”
Time Out (London)
“A great stand up. Really funny.”
“Fantastic, very talented and very funny. The next big thing. I love James Mullinger.”
“Engaging and hilarious comedy from a man who packs a punch. Five stars *****.”
Arts In Leicestershire (UK)
“A dashing comic.”
Shinan Govani. The National Post (Canada)
“I would first like to applaud James’ resilience. I can not imagine being a comedian and going from hosting sold out shows in Harbour Station to doing Zoom parties and not being able to hear the audience and feed off the excitement. Somehow he was able to pull it off like it was no big deal! The last few months have been crazy for everyone and with several birthdays coming up within a month span, I wanted to do something special since my friends and I could not be together. As soon as I heard James was doing live shows, I knew that’s what we needed to do. 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 won’t regret it.”
Stephanie Pristine Guimond, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts