Jessi Cruickshank

Speaker, Celebrity


Jessi Cruickshank

The Goods and Canada’s Smartest Person

Called “the funniest woman on TV today, period”, by The Province, Jessi Cruickshank is the host of CBC TV’s Canada’s Smartest Person, and the co-host of the network’s new daytime talk show, The Goods, where her self-deprecating humour, irreverent interview style, and eclectic flair for fashion has quickly made her a fan favourite. Jessi’s ease in front of an audience and her personable demeanour make her a natural choice for a wide variety of events — from hosting and moderating, to keynotes and endorsements.

Jessi broke into comedy as the only female in an all-male improv troupe alongside Seth Rogen. She soon became a household name as the face of MTV, hosting MTV Live and The Hills After Show, which was syndicated in ten countries and generated record-breaking ratings in Canada and the United States.

Jessi went on to host Live from E!, Oh Sit!, Jerseylicious, Olympic Morning, and recently wrapped six seasons as the Los Angeles-based host of Canada’s #1 entertainment show, eTalk.

Jessi also travelled the world as an ambassador for Free the Children, now known as We.org.


Host and Emcee

As the host of a national talk show, Jessi knows how to work a room.

With her signature warmth and wit, Jessi has emceed and hosted charity fundraisers, private parties, red carpets, award shows, store openings and corporate events all across Canada and the USA.

Her sharp wit and charm allow her to relate to any crowd and make any event a truly memorable one.

From A&W to the CBC

Jessi Cruickshank was born in an A&W restaurant in Calgary, Alberta. She is now the host of The Goods on CBC. How on earth did she get there?

In this candid, interactive, and raucously funny speech, Jessi talks all of the choices she has made (the good ones and the not so good ones…) that got her where she is today.

The secrets of success are the same no matter what field you are in.

The Power to Create Change

As long time Canadian ambassador for non-profit organization Free the Children, Jessi speaks about her eye opening experiences leaving the comfort of the television studio to travel to rural India and Kenya.

From carrying poop in India to drinking Goats blood in Kenya, Jessi’s often hilarious and always powerful stories about her travels allow her to tackle serious global issues in a refreshingly relatable way.

 

For Student Audiences

Jessi attended the University of Toronto on a full scholarship and graduated with honours, but the things she cherishes the most about her university education were the things that had nothing to do with her formal “education.”

Jessi speaks about how she got involved in university by starting a special needs drama program at a local high school, joining the student council, playing intramural sports and getting involved with Free the Children, and why students should strive to find a similar balance.

Telling a series of wildly funny, honest and relatable anecdotes, Jessi’s uncanny ability to relate to young audiences will leave them motivated to create opportunities and make the most of their student experience.

Celebrity Services

Jessi Cruickshank is available for a wide variety of unique marketing initiatives, including sponsorships, endorsements, media spokesperson campaigns, product launches, appearances and more. Contact us to learn more: celebrity@speakers.ca.

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