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Roy Firestone

Roy Firestone is a seven-time Emmy Award-winning and seven-time cable ACE Award-winning host, interviewer, narrator, writer, and producer. As the ground-breaking, original host of ESPN’s legendary Up Close, Up Close Classic and Up Close Primetime, Firestone has interviewed more than 5,000 athletes, musicians, actors and political figures, as well as scores of writers and filmmakers.

Firestone has recently hosted Public Television’s “LA Tonight” which featured interviews of an eclectic list of legendary music, entertainment, and sports figures, including composer Burt Bacharach, record producer David Foster, songwriter Diane Warren, and tennis great Andre Agassi, among many others.

Sports Illustrated calls Firestone “The best interviewer in the business.” The late Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Jim Murray once said, “Roy Firestone isn’t just the best sports interviewer I’ve ever seen, he’s the best interviewer period. That includes, Diane Sawyer, Barbara Walters, Mike Wallace, Morley Safer, any and all of them.”
Not limited to television, Firestone is also prolific on the printed page — as the author of three best-selling books, Up Close with Roy Firestone, Don’t Make Me Cry, Roy, and most recently, That’s What I’m Talking About. Roy has also written a successful children’s book Kobe and a Boy Named Roy.

Roy Firestone . . . A One Man Show
Roy Firestone’s show is a highly energetic mixture of storytelling, music, humor, uncanny vocal impressions, hilarious and unforgettably moving video clips and heart rendering observations. The show is a celebration of life not just through the prism of sports but in his 30-year association of the greatest names in American public life. Whether it’s Firestone’s witty and satirical look at American sports or his touching story telling that evoke both laughter and tears, Firestone delivers a standing ovation winning One Man Show that is truly unprecedented in both keynote speaking and entertainment circles. Roy Firestone’s One-Man Show . . . Up Close Live is like the champions he interviews . . . a winner!

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“Firestone is a stunningly talented impressionist, singer, hilarious story-teller and over-all entertainer who has performed in Las Vegas and all over the country. I sense Roy would love to be a Vegas-like cabaret performer full time.” – Roy Berger, Las Vegas Times

“Experiencing your show last night at Valencia Cove was a touching ‘tender mercy.’ It was quite apparent the audience was emotionally moved more than once. Yes, I did wipe some tears. I could further expound on the many talents revealed during the show that others have already spoken of. What came through in all the joy that was had by the audience, was Roy the person, the genuine performer you are. Do what you can do to see Roy’s show. While you’re at it, grab the book ‘That’s What I’m Talking About.’ You get to bring Roy home with you.” – Steve Edwards Fox TV

“It was a fabulous show!!” – Sheryl Saper

“ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS…He was totally engaging the whole audience…What a great night for all that saw him…” – Marlene Tvler Schoen

“Roy Firestone gave new meaning to a ‘One Man Show!'” – Marilyn Goldman

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Booking House Inc. has been providing world class entertainment, specializing in tribute bands, to over 50 countries since 1994.

We supply a wide variety of entertainers to entertainment buyers who book various concert venues in places such as Casinos, Theaters, Corporate Events, Fairs, Festivals, Universities, Colleges, Indigenous Communities, Private Parties and more. Our clients include Coca-ColaCIBC, Disney WorldCalgary StampedeCNEHudson’s Bay CompanyCBC RadioParamount Canada’s WonderlandSix Flags and Dofasco to name a few.

Each member of the BHI team, pride themselves on providing the most professional, reliable and memorable entertainment for every client. Our booking agents, work with event planners from Canada, United States, Japan, Taiwan, India, Denmark, Sweden, France, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Brazil, Trinidad, Mexico, Panama, Bahamas, Bermuda, Honduras, Peru, El Salvador, Kuwait and more.


Events are easily forgotten unless you hire the right entertainment. No matter how successful they may be – without a hit show, it’s just another event. Contact us to see what makes BHI different.

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