Mike Ward – Freedom of speech isn’t free
– The Nasty Show
Freedom of speech isn’t free
“Human Rights Commission (of Quebec) wants me to pay $80K for the joke, I’ve decided that if I’m going to have to pay $80K… I’m going to get my money’s worth. I’m bringing the joke to Edinburgh, I even plan on learning Spanish so I can go make fun of disabled children in Spain and Mexico.
Should you make fun of disabled children? Of course you shouldn’t. Should we be allowed to? Of course we should.
In the show I want to talk about things that you should be allowed to talk about. The mentally challenged, slavery, pedophiles, the disabled, battered women, and of course (everybody’s favorite) AIDS !” – Mike Ward
Mike Ward is a biting bilingual comedian who happens to be a household name in French Canada. He’s won multiple awards (Gemini, Victor, Olivier, Nez d’Or, Antoine1), produced three platinum-selling DVDs, and was named one of the 25 Best Comedians of All Time by ‘Le Festival Juste Pour Rire’ (the Just for laugh festival’s French speaking part). In 2010 he was ranked as one of the Top 10 Funniest Comedians in the World by TheTop-Tens.com.
He is a frequent guest of the Anthony Cumia Show (Opie & Anthony) and he’s been on numerous podcasts including WTF with Marc Maron and Artie Lange’s Artie Quitter Podcast, just to name a few.
Mike has appeared on television doing stand-up in 20 countries; airing throughout Europe, Africa, Australia and North America. He can currently be seen on Showtime (USA) in Artie Lange’s Nasty Show and on Air Canada Flights (Wordwide) in JPR Gala F**k Les Variétés.
Mike has performed many times and have hosted Galas at ComediHa! Fest-Quebec and also performed at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal every year since 2008. In 2015 he took-over hosting duties from Bobby Slayton for The Nasty Show, the festival’s longest running and most popular show. On stage Mike talks about battered women, death, the disabled, war, famine, child abuse and other upbeat topics. He’s irreverent, offensive and downright impolite… and people love him for it.