Listen to James Mullinger’s hugely inspiring, uplifting and hilarious keynote speech from the award-winning British comedian turned new Canadian on 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 worked closely with everyone from Jerry Seinfeld to Paul Rudd on digital promotions for the magazine, his tale is unlike any other. Being at the forefront of the publishing and digital revolution gives him a tale that is unlike any you have heard. It will change the way you view your life and work and is sure to inspire you. 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.
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. Sold out shows across the country, 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, he spent 15 years in a senior position at British GQ, 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 Harbour Station Arena in New Brunswick with his uniquely hilarious stand-up show, outselling Jerry Seinfeld, Jeff Dunham and Guns N' Roses when they played 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 is also the host of the hit #1 TV series Atlantic Edition, that sees him interviewing icons on the east coast including Alan Doyle, Chef Michael Smith, Lucinda Flemer, Maestro Fresh Wes, Joel Plaskett and Maesha Brueggergosman. His podcast Mullinger Meets Canadians reached the Top 30 podcast charts and his memoir Brit Happens - Living The Canadian Dream was published by Canada's oldest
independent book publisher Goose Lane Editions in May 2022 to rave reviews and became a bestseller in its first month of release.
James has also raised more than half a million dollars for charities internationally. He is a much sought-after, corporate clean comedian and keynote speaker internationally on the subjects of the power of positive thinking, embracing change, personal presentation skills, media and uplifting positivity celebrating life, work and play in Canada.
Contributing Editor to British GQ magazine, Men’s Health, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Conde Nast Traveller, Cottage Life.
“The moment this veteran British comic bounds onto the stage, you’re in for an amazing hour of solo comedy. James is Britain’s greatest gift to Canadian comedy.”
- Stuart Nulman, Montreal Times