Hostemcee

Host/Emcee & event production

Over the past 15 years in Nova Scotia, Jeremy  has hosted hundreds of events and shows.He can take your fundraiser, event, showcase or dinner and emcee it to within an inch of its life!He will work with you and your team directly to create the perfect tone for your guests: formal, fun or frivolous; he’s done it all.

He works well from a script and can riff with a crowd for hours!

He is widely experienced with crowd of 800+ and equally at home with much smaller parties too.

 

PRODUCTION

Webb has extensive experience in event production; from creation to completion, having worked for most event planners in the city as a scriptwriter, director, and production coordinator of major events.

He has directed events in Saint John, New Brunswick,  Ottawa and, of course, Nova Scotia. For event management, Webb uses his theatrical skill and eye as a theatre director to enhance all he does.

Webb works with an AV team closely to ensure maximum dramatic, visual and audio accuracy. Decades directing theatre has given him a strong understanding of audio-visual possibilities.

 

BIOGRAPHY

Jeremy hosts with Andrea Martin at Bust A Move 2012

Jeremy Webb is a British man, but please don’t hold that against him! He moved to Canada in 1998 and over the past decade has carved out a successful career as an actor, director and host. He has emceed hundreds of events, fundraisers and shows, bringing his own unique brand of observational comedy to all he does.
Webb will take your event and give it a big ol’ twist, while at the same time (he reminds us) giving it a touch of British class! He has hosted gigs in every venue in Nova Scotia and has a collection of unusual ‘team-building and motivational’ packages that he can bring to your event: just request details.

As an actor, he won the 2010 Mayor’s Award for Achievement in Theatre, the 2009 Best Actor Merritt Award, NS (for Iago, in Othello), and The Coast Best Theatre Actor Award 2007, 2009 & 2010.

 

Jeremy relaxes after Bust A Move with the fitness instructors

Jeremy adapted and produced his one-man version of A Christmas Carol in Neptune’s Studio Theatre (and on tour) in 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

His new comedy Shakespeare On Trial has been touring the Maritimes and beyond for the past year, with the show proving a huge hit in North Carolina & Georgia in November 2011.

He founded The Improv Knights comedy team in 1999 and over the course of seven years played hundreds of gigs around Nova Scotia. For four years he had The Buzz column in The Daily News and he now writes Off The Leash for The Chronicle Herald. Off The Leash is a social/ entertainment column in the Arts & Life section of the Sunday Herald.  www.offtheleash.ca

Jeremy has been known to bring his Off The Leash camera to events that he hosts; giving your event an invaluable PR twist. Another great reason to book Jeremy for your event!

You can contact Jeremy here on this website, or through Limelight Communications Group.

Book him now for your event. Ask about rates.

 

 

 

Clients/Events have included:
Bust A Move, ZedEvents, Different Stage of Mind, Special Olympics, Nutcracker Luncheon, The Festival of Trees, Contact Centre Nova Scotia, The Busker’s Festival, The Halifax Comedy Festival, reMax, Nova Scotia Nature Trust, Mental Health Foundation of NS, Ergoworks, Delta Airlines, The Merritt Awards, The Daily News, Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia, Phoenix Youth Programs, Millar Productions, Wow Productions, The Ice Awards, Shakespeare By The Sea, Neptune Theatre, Live Bait Theatre, The Coast Best of Halifax Awards, Ladies in Red Bachelorette Auction, Live Art, Atlantic Superstore, NSLC, Arthritis Society, Office Interiors, Sport Nova Scotia, The Nature Trust, StFX University, Ecology Action centre and more…

Email: jeremy@offtheleash.ca  Office: 902 492 0444

 

A few kind words:

 

“Jeremy has become a valuable member of our One Nite Wonders production team filling the role of both emcee and stage director with humour and finesse.  Both performers and audiences respond to his direction and his belly-ache humour leaves everyone wanting more. He is a true professional with a passion for his craft!”

Leanne Andrecyk , ZedEvents

 

“Jeremy is a fantastic MC.  He hosted an awards gala for our association that was attended by over 160 people and the feedback has been fantastic.  Jeremy’s ‘improv’ skills and wit drove a level of enthusiasm and participation unlike I’ve seen at an event like this. Our attendees said the evening made our award winners feel special and Jeremy made the event incredibly entertaining.  If you are looking to make an impact with a first time event or take an annual event to the next level, give Jeremy a call!”  

Cameron Bruce, President, Contact Centre Nova Scotia

 

“Having Jeremy Webb as part of the event team on-site is a true pleasure. As a Stage Manager, the script runs very smoothly under his careful attention to detail. Best all of, Jeremy’s management style puts speakers, technicians and event planners completely at ease. I highly recommend hiring Jeremy to become part of your event team!”

Jennifer Davies, ZedEvents

 

Hosting the Special Olympics dinner and auction in Jan 2013; the pole dancing troupe left their poles onstage… Big mistake! never give a host a pole to swing on.

“Jeremy Webb and Off The Leash are phenomenal to work with; they take imagination and make it reality! You feel like you have stepped into a book and are living it.”

Jennifer Parkhill, Owner- Parkhill Events

“Jeremy is a true “life of the party” personality!  His willingness to do just about anything and go above and beyond to help make your event a success is a true asset of his. Special Olympics Nova Scotia is proud to have worked with Jeremy on our annual SOF Dinner and Auction and look forward to seeing what his vibrant personality and creative flare he will bring to us at our next event.”

Anne Marie Shannon, Sport Nova Scotia

 

“We have had Jeremy as a host for many events and I would like to take this opportunity to recommend him to anyone looking for a professional host/MC. He is one of the easiest people to work with that I have ever worked with in a 30-year international career. He is easily accessible prior to events and lends his expertise as to timing and flow of his hosting duties.  Jeremy is easily able to read the atmosphere in the room and strikes the perfect balance between delivering all the elements I need to have happen, adding his own personality and working the room to make everything feel exactly right. We will continue to use Jeremy again and again.”

Gwen Atkinson, Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia

 

“I have utilized the services of Mr. Jeremy Webb in a corporate MC role and have been completely satisfied with his work.  He blends a perfect combination of professionalism with humor, and does a great job of engaging the audience.  I highly recommend him to others in this capacity.”

Jim Mills, President and CEO, Office Interiors

 

“Jeremy’s wit, humor and dedicated approach to our event was instrumental in not only providing a fun and positive atmosphere for our members, but also in surpassing our fundraising goals. Thanks Jeremy”

Anne Pryde, Ecology Action Centre Garden Party                                                                    

“Jeremy Webb is undoubtedly one of Halifax’s finest characters!  He has played with perfection such characters as you can imagine and my clients ALWAYS walk away pleased to overflowing.  He’s also a darn fine gentlemen and a pleasure to work with.  If you need any kind of character for a your big or small production, or an MC who’s a quick study, Mr. Webb definitely leads the pack in Halifax.” 

Darrell Simms, Creative Director, WOW Factor Event Design and Décor Rentals, a Division of Glow Parties

 

“Jeremy Webb is one of Atlantic Canada’s most talented hosts.His out of the ordinary ability to crack a spontaneous joke and adlib based on viewer participation makes him beloved by the audience.” 

Corey Miller, organizing committee Nova Scotia Nature Trust Fundraising Dinner.