You'll be exhausted just watching the energy on stage! Have you ever seen someone play the piano upside down? This is your chance!
No stranger to dinner theatre, supper clubs, concerts or cabaret-style performing, if a comedian or emcee is what you need, you may be in luck! Nicholas has performed at The Orillia Opera House, The Elks Opera House, The Grand Theatre (Kingston), Hacienda Del Sol Resort in Tucson, Arizona and many more venues, bringing his nostalgic style to audiences from all over.
As a writer and performer, Nicholas has demonstrated a remarkable ability to connect with audiences and inspire/motivate them in a way that gets them thinking.
Nicholas Arnold performed at a Comedy Day (Special Event) at our Adult Day Program for individuals with dementia and brought laughter like none other! He was available on short notice, easy to contact, responded promptly, arrived with plenty of time to set up and did not require assistance with set up.
He interacted well with our members and was very adaptable taking into consideration their abilities, interests and communication skills. He responded extremely well to the audience as he extended portions of his show to which he was receiving much laughter.
Appropriate show for individuals both of higher and lower functioning as he does give individual attention to the audience members throughout the show.
Can't wait for him to come back and make our members laugh so hard it caused all of our office staff to attend as well!
We enjoyed having Nicholas Arnold at a special event in our Long Term Care Home last week. He was reliable - confirming the date with me ahead of time and showing up early to become familliar with our facility and set up his equipement (all important to an activity coordinator when trying to plan a month of activities for many residents!)
He engaged, and interacted with the residents - and made us LAUGH! (which we all need to do more of, but especially in LTC)
I noticed he was also sensitive to the needs and responses from some of our special care residents. Our residents could very much relate to this era of comedy - with opportunities to reminisce.
Thank you Nicholas for a great show!
We were so impressed by the accurate imitation, first of all. Having listened to and watched Jerry for many years, the visual and audio presentation was so bang on on. Set pieces and ad libs were skillfully woven. Add to that the intricacies of timing - the syncopation of the typewriter bit, and the pauses in delivering punchlines - and this is one very funny show!
Attended a Knights of Columbus Ladies Night and was amazed by the entertainment provided by Nick Arnold as Jerry Lewis. A very Nostalgic show, brought back many memories. Tears from all the laughter and a standing ovation to boot!
We have hired this young man for a number (10 or more) of our dinner theatre shows over the last 6 years, the most recent time being this past December. He is wonderfully hysterical - or, perhaps, hysterically wonderful. The audience loved him. He stole the show but the rest of us didn't mind one bit because he is a delight to work with.
His Jerry Lewis is spot on. The mannerisms are Jerry's, the facial expressions are Jerry's, the rubber mouth is Jerry's and that voice is very definitely Jerry's! In comedy, timing is everything and his is perfect. It is impossible not to laugh - loudly and often.
Price Range: $400 - $2000
Gig Length: 5 - 400 minutes
What to Expect
Depending on what the client needs, they can expect anything from a hilarious, manic routine of mime, stand-up, physical comedy and music humour - to a more grounded and charming emcee or public speaker.
Toronto based, Nicholas Arnold is an accomplished entertainer and successful filmmaker. A graduate of Vancouver Film School, Nicholas produced and directed his first award-winning documentary at the age of 14. He followed that with his feature directorial debut, "The Vicious Circle", premiering it by the time he was 17.
In 2014, Nicholas completed his second and most successful feature filmmaking venture, "William's Lullaby." The film went on to win favourable reviews and numerous awards, internationally, including 'Best Film'.
In 2012, Nicholas took his one-man show, "A Tribute to Jerry Lewis" and toured it around Ontario to various retirement homes and communities. He eventually landed a place on the professional theater circuit and premiered the show at the 700-seat Orillia Opera House.
Nicholas, alongside Ontario crooner Derek Marshall, is part of the original cast of "Dean and Jerry: What Might Have Been", currently on tour.
An avid supporter of charities and causes, Nicholas produced and directed the annual live fundraising variety show, "Shave for a Cure", raising over $30,000 for cancer research in a four-year span. In 2005, as a result of his volunteer and community work, he received the Mayor's Youth Award for Volunteerism and in 2008, became one of twenty across Canada to receive the TD Canada Trust Scholarship for Community Leadership (recognized by the Governer General). His volunteerism had him delivering talks as a teenager to various Rotary Clubs in the province.
Nicholas has since taken his creative passions and love for philanthropy and community involvement and combined them as part of a successful career as a speaker and entertainer. As a writer as well as performer, Nicholas has demonstrated a remarkable ability to connect with audiences and inspire/motivate them in an entertaining and engaging way. His writings have been published on (link hidden) and various news outlets and his notariety as a performer has had him accept opportunities across Canada and the U.S.
From conferences to fundraisers to formal entertainment and public talks, Nicholas adapts his skills to your event. No stranger to dinner theater, supper clubs, concerts or cabaret-style performing, if a comedian, emcee or public speaker is what you need, you may be in luck! Nicholas has performed at The Orillia Opera House, The Elks Opera House, The Grand Theatre (Kingston), Hacienda Del Sol Resort in Tucson, Arizona, The Georgian Bay Hotel and Conference Centre, Hart House Great Hall and many more venues, bringing his nostalgic style, charm and humour to audiences from all over.
Nicholas is currently the host of a new, documentary-style mini-series podcast, entitled "Paying Tribute" in which he has had the honour of interviewing notable subjects in the nostalgia performing industry.
For more information, videos, photos and to inquire about possible bookings, visit: (link hidden)
Additional Booking Notes
ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: Where are you based/How far do you travel?
A: I am based in Toronto, Ontario and will travel outside of the city depending on the gig and budget provided. Contact for more details!
Q: Do I need to provide accommodation if I am hiring you for an out of town gig?
A: Yes. This is discussed on a case-by-case basis.
Q: I'm not sure if this type of show is right for my event?
A: Contact me and we can find out! Generally, my form of entertainment this show fits perfectly in the 30-70 age range -- however, younger audiences have been a blast in the past as well.
If you are looking to book "A Tribute to Jerry Lewis", the show follows a more biographical format, as opposed to impersonation and so not everyone has to know of Jerry Lewis to get a kick out of his jokes, routines and humour, or be interested in the story of how he went from rags to riches.
If you're looking for a more general emcee or speaker, I can adapt my material and format based on the audience and event! Feel free to hunt around this press kit, for videos, reviews and photos to help in your decision making.
Q: I am looking to hire you for my Nursing Home/Long Term Care.
A: Sure, email me and let's talk!
Q: Is there audience participation?
A: Typically yes, but not in a way that would make anyone uncomfortable. The audience sets the tone of the show for the performer. So this depends on you and how wild you decide to get!
Q: What about publicity, ticket sales, etc...?
A: I can provide you with promo videos and publicity photos, otherwise, ticket sales and publicity are generally the responsibility of you, the client.
Q: How long is your show?
A: With "A Tribute to Jerry Lewis", for corporate dinners/private functions, the 1hr show works really well. For a charity fundraiser or something a part of a bigger event, I can do anywhere from 5 minutes to multiple hours, depending on the need.
Past Booked Events
|October 12, 2018–October 14, 2018 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||"Dean and Jerry: What Might Have Been"|
|September 25, 2018–September 29, 2018 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||"Dean and Jerry: What Might Have Been"|
|June 15, 2018 • 9:30pm - 11:00pm||$15 Beer Beer Comedy Show|
|June 08, 2018 • 9:30pm - 11:00pm||$15 Beer Beer Comedy Show|
|March 15, 2018–March 25, 2018 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||"Dean and Jerry: What Might Have Been"|
Some songs I've been known to include in my act:
Great Balls of Fire
Do You Love Me
Brother Can you Spare a Dime
You Made Me Love You
Be My Love
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
California Here I Come
Side By Side
That Old Black Magic
You'll Never Walk Alone
Rock-a-Bye Your Baby (With a Dixie Melody)
|Michael Henley||Piano Player|
Influences & Inspiration
Jerry Lewis, Red Skelton, Charlie Chaplin, Andy Kaufman, Victor Borge, Martin Short, Steve Martin
Please contact for a technical rider
Piano - if wanted/needed
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