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Mike Bullard on Blazing a Trail in Canadian TV
April 30, 2012
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Canada makes a lot of great TV, but for the longest time, we'd never really cracked the formula for a truly successful late-night talk show. Then Mike Bullard came along. In 1997, the comedian (and current talk radio host) launched 'Open Mike with Mike Bullard', blazing a trail for shows like, well, George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight.

He'll be in the red chair tonight, along with actress Michelle Yeoh.

In this clip, he talks about...

Why he hates being called a pioneer
"I hate it when people walk up to me and say that, right? It makes you feel like you had it all, then you developed a heroin problem and then you lost it all. It makes you feel like the Ashley MacIsaac of talk shows when people say that to you. You brought Celtic music to the forefront and then you didn't make any money. What the hell's your problem?"


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