The name James Cunningham is synonymous with excellence and professionalism in the entertainment industry. He has made quite a name for himself as one of Canada’s funniest and most versatile performers. His remarkable and diverse career knows no boundaries.
From the smash success of his award-winning Funny Money lectures to his nightly stints on comedy stages across North America, Cunningham is simply one of the best. If it’s a master of ceremonies, keynote speaker, or just a fabulous evening of entertainment you’re looking for — look no further! He has proven, time and again, that he is one of the most skilled professionals on- and offstage and has a long list of repeat clientele to prove it. He has been asked to host shareholder and annual business conferences across the country and around the world, repeatedly. Pepsi, Frito-Lay, Starbucks, KRAFT, Canadian Tire, McDonald’s, STAPLES, Nestle Purina, Walmart, GoodLife Fitness, BMO, Scotiabank, Proctor & Gamble, Medtronic, Ingram Micro, and Grant Thornton International are just a few of his past corporate clients.
On television, James has been featured multiple times, including two of his own hour-long Comedy Now standup comedy specials for CTV and The Comedy Network, two Just For Laughs "Galas" for CBC TV, five seasons as a writer and actor on the award-winning television series Comedy Inc., and on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. He is also known internationally for hosting five seasons of Eat St., which gave audiences a curbside view of North America’s tastiest, messiest, and most irresistible street food. The food truck-themed show aired on Food Network Canada, Cooking Channel in the US, and in dozens of countries around the world. Cunningham’s Eat St. cookbook (Penguin/Pintail) was a North American bestseller.
Cunningham has performed at and hosted events for the nation’s top corporations and distinguished crowds of all ages. His clean and audience-appropriate performances have earned him countless recommendations. Combining his knowledge of the stage and his experience as a standup comedian, he has entertained at over 1,500 shows in the corporate arena. His personalized presentations guarantee laughter and delight at every type of event and function imaginable. Whatever the theme or purpose of your next corporate gathering, Cunningham will provide the humour necessary to make it an especially successful and memorable one.
Additionally, James continues to host sold-out events across Canada for THE POWER OF SUCCESS, where he has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with former US President Bill Clinton, Tony Robbins, Sir Richard Branson, Martha Stewart, Barbara Walters, Andre Agassi, Suze Orman, and Hilary Swank, to name a few. He can also be seen regularly on The Marilyn Denis Show on CTV.