Host/Emcee

 

purple one websizeOver the past 18 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.

Photo credit: Stoo Metz  www.stoometz.com
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.

In 2013, he was awarded the Creative Nova Scotia Established Artist Award.

Jeremy adapted and produced his one-man version of A Christmas Carol in Neptune’s Studio Theatre (and on tour) for the last ten years. His comedy Shakespeare On Trial has been touring the Maritimes and beyond since 2009, with the show proving a huge hit in North Carolina & Georgia in November 2011 and 2013.

His comedy Fishing is also now a touring hit.Purple Leap Logo websize

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 wrote Off The Leash for The Chronicle Herald for 3 years and on Global TV too!

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.

Photo credit: Stoo Metz  www.stoometz.com

 

Clients & Events include: 

bialy 2 websizeCasino Nova Scotia, Halifax Regional Police Awards Gala, Music Nova Scotia, Bust A Move For Breast Health, ZedEvents, Different Stage of Mind 2012-14, One Nite Wonders, Special Olympics Gala, Phoenix 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

Photo credit: Stoo Metz  www.stoometz.com

 

A few kind words:

HRP Event 2014 with Blue the Dog“We’ve been holding the Halifax Regional Police Gala for the past 15 years and we have never had such an overwhelmingly positive response to an emcee. Jeremy kept the night fun and upbeat, injecting humour wherever he could, whether it was bowing before me each time I took the stage (next time with a bit more panache please…), or going out into the crowd to incorporate audience members into the show. At one point he even had six burly male police officers up on stage, somehow convincing them to re-enact an old musical number from a bygone era. Needless to say, the audience was in stitches. We would absolutely recommend Jeremy to anyone who is looking for an uproariously entertaining emcee. Our guests are still raving about him. Thanks Jeremy!”

Chief Jean-Michel Blais, Halifax Regional Police

 

“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

 

“Jeremy has been emceeing our event, the Phoenix Nutcracker Luncheon, for 4 years and I can honestly say the event would not be the same without him. He is such a joy to work with and his humour really adds to the entertainment value of the event. As an emcee, Jeremy is able to adjust to any last-minute changes, add personal anecdotes to any script and really engage with audience members. Thanks for all you do from Phoenix Youth Programs!”

Amanda MacDonald, Event Manager, Phoenix

 

IMG_2003“Jeremy is a true professional. Whether you can work with him for weeks ahead of the show or give him a script as he walks in the door for the performance, he will always be completely cool, engaging and funny on stage. And it’s worth adding that off the stage, he’s a delight to have as part of the event.”

Laura Simpson, Program Officer, Music Nova Scotia

 

IMG_2050“When it comes to show production it is crucial to understand that your host can make or break your show. Finding the right host who is professional, clever, funny and understands your audience can be stressful and difficult. Unless of course you are working with Jeremy Webb. Jeremy is not only a strict professional with charm and whit, but he is also very easy to work with. “

Scott Long, Executive Director, Music Nova Scotia

 

BQGR9BjCEAAlnSZ“Jeremy Webb has been a valuable and entertaining addition to The Morning News since February 2013. His weekly “Off the Leash” arts and entertainment updates have become one of the most anticipated segments of the program. So respected is his work on our program that he and Morning News co-host Jill Chappell were invited to host the Music Nova Scotia Awards in Sydney, Nova Scotia earlier this year.  We love Jeremy and look forward to working with him over the long term.”

Rhonda Brown, Producer, The Morning News Shaw Media / Global Halifax

 

Hosting the Special Olympics dinner and auction; the pole dancing troupe left their poles onstage... Big mistake!

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 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.

 

With Bob Saget

 

Jeremy often creates video segments for events he is working on. Here are three that were created for Bust A Move 2013 :