Listen to James' stand up showcase special on CBC's Laugh Out Loud by clicking here.
Watch his international stand up special filmed in front of a capacity arena crowd here.
British comedian James Mullinger has taken Canada by storm. Sold out shows across the country, appearances on CBC's The Debaters, movies, TV shows, festivals, awards, magazines, stand up specials - since moving to Atlantic Canada four years ago he's done it all.
On 28th April 2016, James sold out Harbour Station Arena in Saint John, outselling Jerry Seinfeld, Iron Maiden, Def Leppard and Jeff Dunham! Come and see why James is taking Canada by storm. Click here to watch the CBC documentary film CITY ON FIRE about James' record-breaking arena show which has aired across Canada to rave reviews and high ratings. The stand up special of the show itself was picked up by Hulu and Amazon Prime so his tales of life in Atlantic Canada are now being enjoyed by people in Germany, Japan and America. Read more about it here:
The top U.S. comedy news website profiled Mullinger here.
In April 2018 he sold out Harbour Station a second time, this time beating how own record which made headlines across the pond: https://www.chortle.co.uk/other-news/2018/05/03/39868/unknown_comic_outsells_seinfeld_–%C2%A0again
James tours extensively to packed houses across Canada and England. A big budget movie had been made about his early years in stand up (starring actors from Twilight, Downton Abbey and Notting Hill and comedians such as Jimmy Carr, Gilbert Gottfried, Mike Ward and Pete Zedlacher). It was described by NME as the "funniest film of the year," "unmissable" by GQ Magazine and "essential viewing. A funny, realistic look at what it takes to become a stand up comedian," by the Montreal Times. Watch the trailer here.
James is one of the Canada's biggest cheerleaders. He loves it here and spends his time promoting it across the world and raising money for charities and non-profits. James has raised more than $100,000 for Canadian charities. He has also become one of Canada's top comics, being nominated for both a Just For Laughs comedy award and a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Live Show.
He is also a much sought after corporate clean comedian and keynote speaker on the subjects of marketing, media and uplifting positivity celebrating where you live and work.
Performing his keynote speech 'Anything Is Possible' for companies as varied as Irving Oil, 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 hundreds more. A highly skilled MC, he has hosted the 2017 East Coast Music Awards, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards, The ContactNB Awards and the GQ Comedy Extravaganza featuring Russell Peters.
He also launched his own international magazine The Maritime Edit (link: www.maritimeedit.com) to share his love of small towns and cities across Canada with the rest of the world.
Mullinger burst onto the UK comedy scene in 2005 when he reached the finals of Jimmy Carr’s Comedy Idol, after just six months performing stand up. His performance in the final alongside Carr at The Comedy Store was filmed for Carr’s bestselling live DVD. In the subsequent 18 months he reached the finals of two other national new act competitions, appeared on a UK TV panel show and set up his own comedy club working with comedians such as Stephen Merchant, Michael McIntyre, Stewart Lee, Darrin Rose, Russell Brand and Sugar Sammy. He has also appeared on stage with Russell Peters at London’s 3,600 seater Hammersmith Apollo.
In 2012, Mullinger hosted the world’s first funny film review show ‘Movie Kingdom’ on TV channel DMAX which saw him riffing with Judd Apatow, Simon Pegg, Robin Williams and his all time hero Jerry Seinfeld. He also conducted hilarious interviews with A-list Hollywood stars such as Daniel Craig, Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, George Clooney, Tom Cruise, Robert Downey Jnr, Cameron Diaz and many more. The aim was always to make them laugh and he rarely failed. But when he did (most famously with a miserable Anne Hathaway), it was even funnier! This led to a web series for Comedy Central which saw him appearing with Seinfeld again as well as Amy Schumer, Lewis Black, Jim Jefferies and Gina Yashere.
He is the Comedy Editor for British GQ magazine writing jokes and conceiving, writing, producing and directing high concept photo shoots and short films with the likes of Paul Rudd, Chris Rock, Garry Shandling, Owen Wilson, Jerry Seinfeld, Ricky Gervais and Julia Louis Dreyfus to name but a few. Mullinger is also an award-winning writer and has interviewed Jerry Seinfeld, Stephen Merchant, Richard Gere, Bobcat Goldthwait, Rachel Weisz, Scarlett Johansson and hundreds more personalities. To download a PDF of James' acclaimed interviews with Jerry Seinfeld click here and here. And you can download his cover story for GQ Magazine with Rachel Weisz here, read about his sponsorship deal with Blackberry here and his essay on iconic photographer Terence Donovan here. He has also written at length about the business of comedy including this insight into starting out in stand up, the success of the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal and this colossal feature with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Ed Helms, Simon Pegg and Matt Le Blanc which Mullinger wrote and art directed. If you would like to read more of his work, please free to email James from the contact page and he will email you PDFs of his work.
In 2014 he moved to Atlantic Canada with his wife and children and started playing clubs and doing corporate shows all over North America. In his first twelve months he was nominated for a Just For Laughs Best Comedy Show Award, headlined Yuk Yuks clubs, performed at numerous comedy festivals, appeared on stage with Canadian comedy legends Russell Peters, Nikki Payne, Pete Zedlacher and Derek Seguin, landed his own TV series for Bell Aliant (a faux-documentary about his life touring Canada incorporating real stand up footage with scripted scenes), appeared on CBC Radio numerous times, recorded and released his first live concert album and was the subject of a glowing article in The Montreal Gazette. He works closely with many charities and has raised over $100,000 for Canadian charities.
Ask James and he'll tell you; moving to Canada was the best thing he ever did. Read all about why in these interviews with James here, here and here. In 2015, Canada's best selling quality newspaper The Globe & Mail profiled James in a feature about his unstoppable successes since arriving in the Maritimes. James is also the co-founder of The Maritime Edit magazine, the only international print publication that celebrates life in Atlantic Canada.
James is well known for his corporate clean comedy shows and keynote speeches. He has worked for companies including Irving Oil, Ernst & Young, JDI, New Brunswick Tourism, Atlantic Association of Community Business Development Corporations, Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation, Construction Association of Nova Scotia, Canadian Insurance Accountants and hundreds more corporations. He works to a brief and satisfaction is guaranteed!