Mike Ward is a biting bilingual comedian who happens to be a household name in French Canada. He’s sold over 130 thousand tickets for his latest one-man-show (in Québec alone), he’s won multiple awards (Gemini, Victor, Olivier), he’s produced two platinum-selling DVDs, and was named one of the Top 25 Comedians of All Time by ‘Le Festival Juste Pour Rire’.
In 2010 he was ranked as one of the Top 10 Funniest Comedians in the World by The-Top-Tens.com.
On stage he talks about battered women, death, the disabled, war, famine, child abuse and other upbeat topics. He’s irreverent, offensive and downright impolite… and people love him for it.
He’s played all over the world; he’s performed in front of our troops in Afghanistan, killed at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, and got a standing ovation when he opened for Bill Cosby (with a clean set), proving he can be funny even without the filth florin, florin filth.
Awards & Fun Facts
Mike’s English one-man-show ‘Pedophile Jokes and Death Threats’ was the best-selling show at the 2012 Montreal ZooFest.
The same summer Mike could be seen on JFL XXX (hosted by Bob Saget) alongside Jim Norton, Amy Schumer, Mike Wilmot and Triumph The Insult Comic Dog. The show was taped for HBO Canada and will air worldwide on Comedy Central, Comedy Channel, Comedy Network and Network Ten.
Mike has been a part of several prominent podcasts including Ari Shaffir’s Skeptic Tank (episode #107) and WTF with Marc Maron (episode #208).
Summer 2010, Mike opened for Bill Cosby.
Mike performed at 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics in front of five thousand screaming fans.
In 2009 Mike was THE breakout sensation of Paris Fait Sa Comédie which aired in 3 European and 11 African countries.
In the same month Mike headlined The Comedy Store in Los Angeles and the Jamel Comedy Club in Paris.
Metro Montreal proclaimed him King of the Internet.
Millions have seen his French language videos on YouTube.
More than a million people have seen his English language videos on YouTube.
He has over 160 thousand fans on Facebook.
He has more than 80 thousand followers on Twitter.
Haïssable, his first French one-man-show went gold in Québec.
s’eXpose, his second French one-man-show went platinum in Québec.
s’eXpose (the concert-film) played in 20 cinemas and was one of the top ten highest grossing Québecois movies of 2013.
His DVD “Haïssable” went platinum in Canada.
His DVD “L’Gros Show” went platinum in Canada, and was on the Dep.ca Top 5 Video list for over a year.
He was awarded an Olivier for “Performer of the year” at the Quebec comedy awards in 2005.
He won a Gemini Award for “Best Performance: Comedy (French)” in 2006.