Event Performers

Mirth & Miracles Event Performers ~ April 18, 2010

Brian Michaels – Illusionist

The feature performer of the show is Brian Michaels, of one of Canada’s finest illusionists and event entertainers. This two-time Canadian Event Industry Awards Entertainer of the Year specializes in providing dynamic after-dinner entertainment for corporate, association and gala special events.

His interactive illusion-based show will have jaws dropping in awe one moment and eyes tearing from laughter the next. His fresh and innovative approach has resulted in unforgettable experiences for audiences across Canada and around the world.

Brian also made a number of appearances as an opening act for Céline Dion on her “Let’s Talk About Love World Tour”.

Visit Brian’s website at www.BrianMichaels.com

Mike Carbone – Host

Mike Carbone is one of North America’s leading corporate comedy talents.

Mike has shared the stage with acts as diverse as Jerry Seinfeld, Burton Cummings and Duran Duran, and regularly hosts conferences and events around the world for Fortune 500 companies.”

The Pretty Late Show” with Mike Carbone is the highly acclaimed corporate talk show that takes corporate comedy entertainment and communication to a whole new level. Instead of speeches from a podium, speakers become “guests” on the Pretty Late Show. Host Mike Carbone brings out the best in each guest as their information is delivered in an interview style. The audience feels as though they are at the taping of an actual TV Talk Show and their associates are the stars!

Mike Carbone develops innovative concepts for meetings and incentive trips. Talk shows. Game shows. Live and interactive. All designed around YOUR communication objectives. All designed to deliver YOUR message. Engage YOUR audience.

We are very pleased to welcome Mike as the host of Mirth & Miracles.

Visit Mike’s website at www.mikecarbone.com and enjoy some of his video clips.

Mark Crocker – Ventriloquist

Mark Crocker is internationally recognized as one of North America’s best ventriloquists. His unique ability to show off his skill in a variety of different settings account for his success across the continent. Mark’s versatility is demonstrated by the cast of characters he deploys that leave audiences of all ages and backgrounds wanting more. Whether he uses a “magic marker” and a whiteboard, one of his puppets or even audience members, Mark delivers versatility, skill and most importantly, lots of laughs.

Mark’s list of credits is as versatile as his shows. He has shared the stage with such notables as Jim Carrey, Long John Baldry, The Good Brothers, The legendary Crowbar, and King Biscuit Boy, CBC icon David Broadfoot, Patrick McKenna (Red Green Show, Traders), Singing Sensations Carol Baker, Ian Thomas, Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo), and the Trailer Park Boys.

Mark’s television work is as much off the screen as it is on, since he is also a sought after consultant and master puppeteer. He has appeared in a variety of programs, such as a national Barq’s Rootbeer commercial, Cooking with Comics, the Doc Series with Billy Ray Cyrus, and Comedy at Club 54, to name a few. Mark’s big screen debut came with the film “Silence” from Universal Pictures.

Visit Mark’s website at www.MarkCrocker.ca

Craig Douglas – Comic Juggler

Craig is a professional comedian, juggler and dad. For more than 20 years he has been thrilling audiences across Canada and around the world. Onstage, his boundless enthusiasm is contagious and he quickly has audiences roaring with laughter. Whether you’ve seen his show once or dozens of times, his spontaneous energy and interaction with the audience makes for a thrilling experience every time.

Craig grew up in London, Ontario and caught the juggling bug after a dinner guest was coaxed into tossing three Laura Secord pudding cans. He put himself through 7 years of university as a performer and over the years he has won many accolades and awards. Craig has appeared nationally on CBC television and The Comedy Network. He has won the Labatt’s Crystal Comedy Quest and was chosen “Best Novelty Act” out of 47 international performers at the Kingston Buskers Festival. Craig has also performed and taught for two seasons at The American School in Switzerland.

He has opened for Jann Arden, The Nylons, Colin James and, perhaps most memorably Charlie the Karate Chimp (no, really).

Craig lives in Toronto, Canada with his wife and two kids.

Visit Craig’s website at www.ComicJuggler.com


Magic Matt: Toronto Magician and Street Performer

Energetic young performer Matthew Trimble is an up-and-coming presence in Toronto’s entertainment scene. Skilful at sleight of hand and magic technique, as well as a born entertainer, Matthew has been performing for his friends and family since he was a young child. Since starting his formal career as a street performer in 2006, he has experienced great success, and has expanded his repertoire of show types.

Matt’s magic ranges from world class sleight of hand, perfect for formal gatherings, to his own unique blend of magic and comedy, geared for a relaxed all-ages crowd.

Matt truly loves magic and this passion shines through in each and every performance. His clients agree!

Visit Matt’s website at www.magicmatt.ca