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Comedian James Mullinger had no idea what would become of his dream when he left England and moved to New Brunswick with his wife to raise their children.

By all accounts, James Mullinger and his wife were “living the dream.” They both excelled in successful, high-paying careers in London, England, and at night Mullinger travelled across the country to chase his dream of becoming a comedian. They never saw each other, and with a child at home and another on the way, they made a life-altering decision to prioritize what mattered.



In this highly entertaining and thought-provoking episode of Chatter That Matters, James Mullinger chats with host Tony Chapman about his early love for comedy and how, as an introverted and anxious youth, he related to the oddballs and misfits that were making their names in stand-up. He shares life lessons he learned from Jerry Seinfeld, his moments of success &failure and what kept him going through the rough patches of his comedy career.

Mullinger discusses his unexpected move to New Brunswick and how his popularity grew through word of mouth, building steadily from 20-person audiences to sold-out theatres and arenas. As someone with the courage to make a change, Mullinger advises others about shaking life upside down and travelling far-from-smoothly-paved roads.

His new book, Brit Happens, is a love letter to Atlantic Canada — a community that welcomed him and his family and became the launching pad for a comedy genius. While Mullinger admits New Brunswick may seem like one of the unlikeliest places to make a comedian’s dream come true, he shares why it’s been the best place on earth to ignite his career.

Tony Chapman created the Chatter That Matters podcast to counter the storm of negativity and impossibility with true stories of ordinary people who do extraordinary things. He chats with Olympians, Advocates, Celebrities, Leaders, and people who battled what seemed like insurmountable odds.

In doing so, listeners hear life lessons that inspire all of us to do more and to be more, to help us get to where we need, want and deserve. RBC is the presenting sponsor.

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