Mon, 25 April 2016
Making it Big in a Smaller Market
Introducing James Mullinger
There is truth to the idiom of the big fish in a small pond as this week’s Boiling Point guest can attest. James Mullinger was on of the UK’s hardest working stand up comedians before moving to Saint John, New Brunswick to pursue a greater quality of life. James conceded at the time that the move could probably call an end to his stand up career, as New Brunswick wasn’t a known Mecca for people in the funny business. However, with a passion for his craft and massive determination, James has been able to become one of the hottest comedians on the Canadian scene. In fact, now he has the opportunity that seemed so distant on the other side of the pond, headlining a stadium show.
James credits his Canadian success to a few of different factors. First was his choice of city. Saint John has had an emergence in the last number of years. Unlike New York or London where many would believe life was better 10 years ago, most Saint Johners say that things seem to get better every year. Secondly, James refused to give up. He took every opportunity to perform that was afforded to him because his fiery desire to be like his idols. Though he was given opportunities in the past, like hosting ‘Movie Kingdom’ a funny film review show featuring such stars as Robin Williams, and Jerry Seinfeld, he didn’t want to talk with his idols he wanted to BE THEM.
This episode of the Boiling Point is for anyone looking to be inspired to be bold and pursue his or her dreams no matter where you are.
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