Creativity, Comedy, Humor
Travels From: Prince Edward Island
Fee Range: $3000+
He’s been called “the Dean of Dust, the Squire of the Squeegee, the CEO of CLR, but mostly he’s been called to entertain audiences across Canada and the United States for 25 years. He is Jimmy the Janitor, a stand-up comedy character created by broadcaster Sandy Gillis in 1987.
Jimmy the Janitor has 10 comedy CD’s to this point and with more on the way. His daily morning show comedy feature called “Jimmy Live” is heard in over 65 radio markets every day, from Cape Breton to Yellowknife. The jovial janitor has also appeared on CBC Radio/Television, CTV and the Comedy Network.
Jimmy also entertains thousands each year in theatres and conference halls from coast to coast. His brand of good clean Maritime fun is a welcomed by audiences from all walks of life and demographics.
Sandy Gillis is a native Cape Bretoner now living in Prince Edward Island. After 25 years in broadcasting he retired as partner and an Operating Director of the Maritime Broadcasting System to pursue his “funny business” as comedian “Jimmy the Janitor”. The jovial janitor has 11 CD’S to date, a successful nationally syndicated radio show, many comedy appearances on CBC Radio-TV and the Comedy Network, is a founding member of “Late Night Live”, the Hub Cap Comedy Review, has one movie under his belt, was a principal player in the TV series “Daring and Grace”and performs at conferences and theatres in Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia.
On his more serious side, Sandy is also a former United Way Campaign Chairman, Past Chairman of the Scottish Association, a former Director of the East Coast Music Association, past Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and past Chairman of the Friends of the Moncton Hospital Foundation. He was the Chambers Volunteer of the Year in 1998, and selected as recipient of the International Year of the Volunteer Award in 2001.
Currently Sandy owns GO Radio, a radio commercial production house and GO 4 Laughs, a comedy company that directs the comedic life of Jimmy the Janitor and the syndicated radio show called “Jimmy the Janitor Live”.
Sandy and wife Kathy have four pretty much grown up daughters and a son, all well trained and one Cocker Spaniel “Tiffany Pee-lot”, who isn’t!!!!!!
“I just wanted to give GO 4Laughs a huge shout-out for everything you did to help our show be a huge success. We had a great crowd, great fundraiser, and overall great event. We had many compliments on Jimmy’s performance as well as the organization and flow of the whole evening. Thank you for all your guidance and expertise. I look forward to working with you again in the future.”
Debbie Schneider – Fox Valley SK Rec Board
“You offer a very unique comedy routine that is refreshing and “clean”. Wow, just think that someone today somewhere , put a smile on their face, because they heard Jimmy on the air!!! In a world that seems to be so fast paced they hardly have time to wave to a neighbor, let alone share in a conversation, or a laugh. You have been blessed Sandy with a wonderful gift. Thank you for sharing it with us folks in Wainwright and Provost.”
Hugh MacDonald Key 83 Radio, Wainwright
“It was a fantastic night!! Everything went very smoothly, from the selling of tickets to the show itself. It was by far the easiest fundraising we have ever done. Jimmy was great entertainment, the firemen all agree it was a huge success. Thanks again.
P.S. Some of the other fire departments who attended thought they should do it in their areas also.”
Michael Poole, President, Eastern Kings Fire Department, PEI.
“Dear Jimmy –
Birch Hills County was thrilled to have you come out to Eaglesham last Friday night – you were awesome and we loved every minute of your show. I am truly amazed that you are able to keep your show clean and so very entertaining. I’ll tell you the biggest question I received from the guests in attendance was – How did you get him to come here? I just simply said I just asked him and then when he was coming to this area he got in touch with me to see if the dates worked and they did. Thank you again for coming and please keep us on file for when you are out this way again. Sincerely,”
Denise Joudrey, Administrative Assistant Birch Hills County, AB
“On behalf of the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce and our members I would like to thank you for the superb performance last night…You proved that business people can laugh too.They say that laughter is the best medicine, and if so, you cured many ills last night! Cheers Jimmy!”
Faus Johnson, Executive Director
Pictou County Chamber of Commerce
“The performance of Jimmy the Janitor was outstanding! I’m sure the 300+ attending our national conference lobster night when away with not only a full stomach but a sore one as well from laughing so hard. Great job!”.
Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada
“Jimmy the Janitor swept the West Coast crowd off their feet with clean, “bang your fists on the table hilarity”
Construction Association of Victoria, BC
“Thank you again……you’re a Canadian treasure and a great ambassador of Maritime Canada”
True North, Edmonton
“Funny with a capital “F”! Rave reviews all around for Jimmy and his “I-laughed-so-hard-my-tummy-still-hurts” humour! A wonderful evening was had by all! Thanks eh?!”
– Friends of The Moncton Hospital Foundation
“Great performance! There will be plenty of Jimmy the Janitor stories told around the water coolers for days to come”
– Encana, Medicine Hat
“A fun evening of good clean comedy….the audience was rolling in their seats to Jimmy’s hilarious jokes and stories”
Geraldton District Hospital
“What a great show! We were overwhelmed with inquiries and sales. The show was completely sold out. Everyone in the theatre thoroughly enjoyed them selves. It is a great family show. I had the pleasure of working with Sandy Gillis (Jimmy), who did all the organizing himself. At all times Sandy was the consummate professional. All in all it was a terrific show, well promoted, well presented and thoroughly enjoyed by the whole audience.”
Geoff Keymer General Manager King’s Theatre
“Everyone gave awesome feedback on your performance….your material was dead on perfect for our audience and the customization was a great touch”
National Seafood Sector Council
“Jimmy the Janitor was non-stop funny….with good clean humour throughout….the “Deer Jimmy” sketch involving the audience kept all on the edge of their seats”
Toyota Canada Inc.
“Our audience loved Jimmy!!!! He had us laughing ‘til we cried! As the show presenter, it was wonderful to enjoy the show and know that the content would not be offensive to anyone in the audience. Jimmy was great to work with and a pleasure to host”.
Dryden Cultural Centre
“Very professional, wonderfully sanitary, clean fun, highly recommended to all groups and for all groups.”
Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating
“Sandy, the reviews are in and by all accounts the show was outstanding!….”Hilarious!”…. “The tears were running down my face!”…. “Packed house!”…. just a few of the comments I’ve heard. Thanks so much, Sandy!”
Linda Saunders Moncton Hospital
“Everyone thought your show was “awesome”……most say they laughed till they cried… great job”
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
“The feed back on our post conference survey are coming in and consistently Jimmy the Janitor is receiving an excellent rating…Personally I loved your show…the response from the crowd was fabulous…so much laughter in one room is invigorating…thank you for the best laugh I’ve had in a long time”
Brenda Menchini Kal Tire Vernon, BC
“What a performance…of all the entertainers at our Annual Convention, your performance was the best”.
Grinners Food Systems
“Sandy Gillis (Jimmy the Janitor) a professional at the top of his game kept the audience in stitches with a two-act barrage of hilarious observations of life on the East Coast and musings on the scene across Canada and beyond. Standing in the lobby after the show allowed me to witness the exit of many, many smiles. Jimmy the Janitor is just what the doctor should order; perhaps we should consider bestowing an honorary Phd to this man for his outstanding contributions in the laughter as best medicine category”
Marshall Button Capitol Theatre, Moncton
“Jimmy is a real talent, with material to suit the complete audience….he had them laughing till it hurt…great job Jimmy”.
“Jimmy you were great!….We are still getting cards from guests….the best laughs they’ve ever had”.
Tobique Western Star
“Just a superb job. We could not ask for a better highlight for the Salmon Festival Anniversary Show. Thank you so much”.
Campbellton Salmon Festival
“Jimmy had our dinner of 300 rolling in the aisles….I look forward to booking him for our next dinner”
National Transportation Week Dinner
“Your performance was excellent….thank you so much for helping make our conference a great success”.
International Association of Commercial Administrators
“Jimmy the Janitor was a great hit and a thousand laughs and made me look like a hero for booking him”.
Canadian Explosives Distributors Association
“Jimmy…thank you again for an outstanding performance in Fredericton…we look forward to having you again ”
Donna McBride Concept West
“Jimmy was the highlight of our closing banquet. Our faces were sore from laughing by the end of his performance”
Magnetic Hill Zoo
“Jimmy the Janitor swept the room with laughter.”
Fiona Diamond, Halifax Comedy Festival
“Jimmy the Janitor is the Dean of Dust….the Squire of the Squeegee…the CEO of CLR…the King of Klenzinton ”
Lorne Elliott “Madly Off in All Directions” CBC
“Jimmy was great!!!!!!! Super job and I look forward to seeing him again”.
“You rocked the crowd…..what a huge response…..making both yourself and I look really good to the client…here’s to a lot more opportunities! ”.
Marina Atwell, Velocity Entertainment
“Worth every penny!!! Good clean entertainment! Haven’t laughed so hard and long in years! Excellent entertainment and very appropriate for a Canada wide event. Nicely done, very entertaining!”
Frank Brown, IBEW Local 502
“Great performance!!!!! Our planning committee scored major points for choosing you as the entertainment for our closing banquet……….which leaves us concerned about how we’ll top this at our next convention”
Patti Josey, Atlantic Waterwell Association
“Jimmy was a real hit…best banquet speaker we’ve ever had”.
Canadian Association of Zoological Parks & Aquariums
“Great show….the feed back from the staff was great.…the Maritime segment was the best part……everyone was surprised that you knew peoples names”
“Jimmy was a real hit…best banquet speaker we’ve ever had”.
Canadian Association of Zoological Parks & Aquariums
“Everyone in the audience loved the show…..from the youngest (50) to the oldest (96)….thank goodness for Depends!”
Moncton Hospital School of Nursing Re-union
“ I truly have to say, your performance was more than what I expected. Your promo CD does not do you justice. A very clean performance which kept us all in stitches throughout”
Boilermakers Trust Fund, Edmonton
“What a show!!!! From the beginning until the last joke, everyone was laughing so hard, tears were rolling down their cheeks!”
Minerva Holden, United Ostomy Association
“After 4 days of meetings, the Jimmy the Janitor show highlighted the event by ending with the performance of the year”
Canadian Seed Growers Association
“Fantastic!!! Just what the staff needed-a night of laughs and fun! You were super!!!!!”
“Enjoyed the show tremendously”
Th’YARC Theatre, Yarmouth
“Jimmy the Janitor was very funny and engaging….The raucous laughter of our members was both contagious and captivating”
Construction Association of Nova Scotia
“Just want to say thanks for last night! You were a big hit! Ended up a perfect evening”
Mark’s Work Wearhouse
“G’day Jimmy! The thanks for making our Annual Banquet such a great success!”
PEI Potato Board