Mike Ward: Freedom of Speech Isn’t Free

Mike Ward: Freedom of Speech Isn't Free. © George Fok

© George Fok

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016

Stories in Theatre Productions Ltd is producing ‘Mike Ward: Freedom of Speech Isn’t Free’ for ComediHa! at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016, Gilded Balloon (The Wine Bar), 3-28 August 2016.

About the show

Having been sued by the Canadian Government for telling a joke, multi Award-winning Comedian Mike Ward makes his highly anticipated Fringe debut.

The Human Rights Commission (of Quebec) now wants to fine him $80,000! Mike has decided to get his money’s worth by bringing the joke to Edinburgh as part of a show about Freedom of Expression.

Mike is one of Canada’s top comedians (his recent tour grossed $5,000,000), he hosts The Nasty Show aired on HBO, which is the most popular show at Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival.

Cast and creatives

Performance info

  • Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016
    Gilded Balloon LogoGilded Balloon Teviot (The Wine Bar), Edinburgh, Scotland
    Venue 14, Teviot Row House, EH8 9AJ
    3-28 August 2016, 8.45pm (9.45pm)


Edinburgh Festivals Magazine – 5 Aug 2016

Press quotes

A comedy genius capable of anything.

Montreal Journal, 2015

The cherubic Mike Ward may look as innocent as an altar boy, but rest assured he is not. What pops out of his mouth will never be construed as Sunday-school fare… He can hold his own with any of the big boys and girls of bad.

Montreal Gazette, 2015



Winner: Gemini Award for ‘Best Performance: Comedy’ in 2006


Winner: Olivier for Performer of the year
Quebec Comedy Awards 2005, Canada

Website & social media

Press & media enquiries

PR: Paul Sullivan @ Paul Sullivan PR
+44 (0)1932 570 152
+44 (0)7881 885 253

or Robin Richardson @ Paul Sullivan PR
+44 (0)1932 570 582

Press Release 20 April 2016