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I perform old time strongman feats (the real deal - I've trained for years in Texas with a strongman who has been trained like me, going back to the 1920s through 4 generations), set to modern music, along with my original, CLEAN comedy.
Corporate entertainment, universities/colleges, festivals/fairs, even children's parties. I've got the experience and professionalism you need.
The show has been featured in over 20 countries (from Just for Laughs in Montreal to the Dubai Marina Festival), and won multiple awards. So... what are you waiting for?
Mike Has it all. He is a consummate professional and even brought his own sound equipment, working with him was a breeze! His sledgehammer finale is something to behold you and the crowds will be blown away. polite and punctual, would recommend!
What to Expect
The first thing you will notice is this outfit, and the handlebar moustache! After every show I stick around for photos because people feel like I've just walked out of a time machine and it's a rare sight to put on their social media. And the feats are always well received, because it's a part of history to see someone juggling bowling balls, bending horseshoes, or inflating hot water bottles (until they pop) with their breath.
The comedy is original, modern, and most of all CLEAN. I know where the 'line' is but I never go close to it, I find it more fun and challenging to write my own stuff, customized to the event, or even improvise, but if anyone is offended or stops having fun, I'm not doing my job.
During the process of booking me, I've had clients from small businesses, to the producer of the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal, compliment me on my professionalism and responsiveness. I'm a child of the internet, and take my business very seriously. No matter what I'm doing (usually performing), I make the effort to respond to every request within 24 hours at a maximum. Photos, contracts, insurance, invoices, finding and arranging other performers, even new ideas (perhaps a video commercial of me hyping up the event prior to it?), you'll have it all, without having to follow up.
Finally, I think my record speaks for itself in terms of show quality but to remind you, I've won multiple awards, have performed in over 20 countries, in multiple languages, to all sorts of audiences. Outdoor events, indoor corporate shows, universities/colleges, even children's parties, I've found that the strongman show and my way of presenting it is always well received. So... what are you waiting for?
I have been a juggler and entertainer since I was 14 years old in Halifax Nova Scotia. After a "detour" for a university degree and a short-lived career as an insurance broker (I know, right?), I am now a full time performer and have been for the past 5 years.
Being strong was not something I had naturally, but being dedicated and motivated, that's something I believe we all have potential for. So once I learned that the feats of strength are possible only by consistent effort, I knew I'd found my calling.
I have been training with Dennis "Grandmaster Strongman" Rogers for the past 5 years, and he was trained in a line of strongmen going back to Joseph "Mighty Atom" Greenstein, from the 1920s. I love combining the feats of strength with comedy and I strive to bring this forgotten show back to the modern era.
I've learned so much from my training and studying with Dennis and I live to inspire and share this with people through my show, as well as making sure everyone has a good time.
I'm currently living in Toronto with my girlfriend Gloria who enjoys traveling the world with me, and doesn't enjoy how I hide around corners to jump out and scare her.
Additional Booking Notes
I am quite self sufficient - I can provide an amplifier, and always bring my own wireless mic and music set up, even if you have one. I've come in handy by 'saving the day' with my small but surprisingly powerful sound system.
I control my own music but can also work with a sound tech. No particular lighting/staging requirements, however the height of the ceilings will influence which feats are presented (you can imagine the height required to juggle a sledgehammer).
The usual minimum requirements I give for festivals is a 7x7m radius, and sufficient space for crowd. For indoor events, I've usually performed on stage but also have done quite close up events. Of course I'm not juggling bowling balls right in front of people but seeing someone twist up a horseshoe or tear a pack of cards right under your nose has a certain unforgettable impact.
Influences & Inspiration
In terms of the feats it goes back to my lineage as a strongman. I'm influenced by Dennis "The Grandmaster" Rogers, who was influenced by Slim "The Hammer Man" Farman, who was influenced by Joseph "Mighty Atom" Greenstein.
For showmanship, I take a real different direction from your usual strongman act. I'm influenced by comedians: absurdism, dadaism, "meta" comedy (Andy Kaufman, Tim and Eric, Sacha Baron Cohen, Mitch Hedberg, Nathan Fielder). I also combine it with classic comedy (Steve Martin, Kevin Hart, Jerry Seinfeld)
Power Supply (not absolutely necessary)