Mike Bullard Biography
Mike Bullard (Michael Bullard) is the former host of the late-night talk shows Open Mike with Mike Bullard on CTV. He was born on June 12, 1957, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada. Bullard is also the former host of The Mike Bullard Show on Global and of the midday radio show, Beyond the Mic with Mike Bullard on CFRB.
Mike Bullard Family
Bullard is the elder brother of Canadian Writer Pat Bullard and the half-brother of Chuck Jackson, the Downchild Blues Band lead singer.
Mike Bullard Age
Born on June 12, 1957, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada, Bullard is 61 years old as of 2018.
Mike Bullard Show
Bullard was the host of his own show, The Mike Bullard Show. It was a Canadian late-night talk show on Global from November 24, 2003 to March 11, 2004, airing on every weeknight at 12:05 AM. The show recorded at the Global Theatre in Toronto, Ontario. It’s executive producers were David Asper, November to December, and Dave Rosen from December onwards.
Mike Bullard Debbie Bullard | Wife
Bullard was married to Debbie Bullard but later divorced. Their marriage timeline is not clear. He was involved in a romantic relationship with his now ex-girlfriend CityNews reporter Cynthia Mulligan.Comedian Bullard’s Photo
Mike Bullard Radio
Bullard launched an uncensored morning satellite radio show in October 2006, on XM Canada’s Laugh Attack channel, but the program lasted only five months before it’s cancellation. He returned to TV to host HouseCapades, a real estate series depicting the lighter side of selling one’s home, in 2006. In August 2009, Bullard became the host of The Mike Bullard Show on Talk820 Radio (CHAM-AM) in Hamilton, Ontario.
From 2010 to 2016, Bullard hosted Beyond the Mic with Mike Bullard weekdays at noon on Newstalk 1010 in Toronto. He returned to broadcasting in October 2018 on Sauga 960 AM in Mississauga as host with Lawrence Morganstern of the afternoon drive time show, The Getaway. The show ceased production in late January 2019. His evening drive show was however, cancelled in July 2010 when CHAM switched to a country music format. Bullard then hosted Beyond the Mic with Mike Bullard weekdays from 2010 to 2016, at apex on Newstalk 1010 in Toronto.
Mike Bullard Stand-up Comedy | Television
In his youth, Bullard worked briefly as a police officer with Peel Regional Police but resigned when he was denied permission to perform in comedy clubs. Upon Resignation, he returned to Bell Canada where he had worked before where he was ultimately promoted to associate director of corporate investigation. During this time he worked part time as a stand-up comic.
Bullard became the host of Open Mike in 1997. It was considered the first successful show in Canada in the Genre of late-night talk variety shows. The show won a Gemini Award and aired nightly for six seasons on The Comedy Network and the CTV Television Network. In 2003, Bullard became the host of The Mike Bullard Show in the same timeslot after he was hired away by Global in multi-year deal.
However, due to poor ratings compared to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart which CTV aired against Bullard’s new show, it was cancelled on March 12, 2004 after 13 weeks. A disagreement ensued when Bullard accused executives at his old network of not supporting the show after leaving CTV. In retaliation CTV described Bullard as having “burned his bridges” with CTV and the Comedy Network.
Mike Bullard Chatelaine
Bullard was involved in a legal tussle with Rogers Media and Chatelaine senior writer Sarah Boesveld upon whom he served a statement of claim for defamation. The suit sought $5 million in punitive and/or aggravated damages and $1 million in general damages from the defendants. This followed the publication by Rogers of an interview of Cynthia Mulligan by Chatelaine pertaining her harassment case against Bullard.
According to Bullard’s lawyer, Joseph Villeneuve, “The position of Mike Bullard is his case is one of the most egregious, he’s suffered harm. He’s lost his job, he’s having a difficult time finding alternative employment.”
Mike Bullard Sauga
Bullard started broadcasting in October 2018 on Sauga 960 AM in Mississauga as host with Lawrence Morganstern of the afternoon drive time show, The Getaway. The show ceased production in late January 2019.