William Thomas usually begins his rich comic rant by thanking his host for not introducing him as a comedian. Although he is often referred to as 'a stand-up comedian with notes 'he is not. He claims the only reason he uses the podium is to deflect flying objects, usually fruit, from the audience. Seriously, as someone who writes humor, teaches humor, authors funny books and scriptwrites television comedies, he has earned the title of Humorist.
"I don't actually like jokes," he admits. dissolve into sexist or racist comments. There are so few good ones and many Hurtful humor is an oxymoron.
"Jokes tend to split an audience," he continues. "If they're really edgy or blue, the young people respond but the older are either offended or don't get them. If it's a good clean old fashioned joke, the young people roll their eyes.”
Why would William need jokes when his wonderful presentation of true Canadian stories about real people and actual events is absolutely hilarious.
He's the author of seven books of humor including the story about his cat Malcolm entitled Life In the Litterbox. You don't have to buy the book, in the end, she got the car, he got the cat. He wrote the definitive book on male behavior entitled Guys - Not Real Bright and Damn Proud Of It! And of course, his fine tribute to the great Canadian sport of curling Hey! Is That Guy Dead Or Is He the Skip? William claims 5000 curlers bought that book.....and later burned it. The book about his wee Irish mother, Margaret And Me was subtitled All Humor Needs A Victim and Your Mother Should Come First! His last book, The Dog Rules Damn Near Everything! enjoyed 49 straight weeks atop The National Post's Canadian Bestseller List
Testimonials"Mr. Thomas: On behalf of the Smithsonian Associates, please accept my warmest thanks for your providing our group with a terrific series of lectures last week. I'm delighted that you had a good time as well. You are not only a wonderful speaker, but also blessed with the ability to get everyone involved right from the start. That kind of participation is what we seek in a seminar."
"Thank you very much for providing us with a much needed evening of entertainment as our annual members' conference in Guelph. The response to the evening was extremely positive. You continued to be the topic of conversation well into the evening in our networking suite. It is refreshing to work with someone who takes the time to truly customize their presentation and involve the audience."
The Society of Management Accountants of Ontario
"We were delighted to have William Thomas as our closing speaker. His presentation and subject matter kept everyone in fits of laughter. Just what the doctor ordered for the OMC delegates after participating in four full days and nights of conference activities. Bill's many talents as a humorist author and speaker brought rave reviews from all in attendance. I would recommend Bill’s services to anyone and would certainly be delighted to have him back at future events."
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