Mike Bullard (comedian)

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Michael "Mike" Bullard (born June 12, 1957, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada) is the former host of the late-night talk shows Open Mike with Mike Bullard on CTV and The Mike Bullard Show on Global. He is the brother of Pat Bullard.


A native of Mississauga, Ontario, Bullard was employed with Bell Canada and worked part-time as a stand-up comic before becoming the host of Open Mike in 1997. In 2003, Bullard was convinced to leave CTV and enter a multi-year deal with Global, to host The Mike Bullard Show; but the new show was cancelled on March 12, 2004 after 13 weeks due to poor ratings.

Bullard has made many cameo television appearances, including one at the Gemini Awards; he took part in a skit in which he played a "corpse" who was about to be removed. He stood up at the last moment and proclaimed "I'm not dead yet!" Announced on October 18, 2006, Bullard hosted an uncensored morning radio show on XM Canada. The debut was Monday, October 23 on Laugh Attack, reaching both the US and Canada. However, the show was cancelled by XM Radio in early March 2007.

He hosted the TV show HouseCapades, a real estate show depicting the lighter side of selling one's home. In August 2009, Bullard became the host of The Mike Bullard Show on Talk820 Radio (CHAM-AM) in Hamilton, Ontario. However, in July 2010 CHAM went back to a country music format. Since September 20, 2010, Bullard has been with Newstalk 1010 where he hosts the hour long Beyond the Mic with Mike Bullard weekdays at noon.

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