For the past twenty years, Billy Harris has been wowing audiences throughout the United States and around the world. His razor-sharp timing and brilliant improvisational skills have made him one of the most sought-after MC’s in the business. A cousin of Vaudeville great Georgie Jessel, Harris has been performing his entire life. By the tender age of five and a half, he understood how to “work a room!”

Harris has become the “go-to-guy” in the culinary world. He has hosted events with Mario Batali, Rachael Ray, Todd English, and Michael Symon. You can also find Billy at the South Beach Food and Wine Festival, The Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, and Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans with “The Modern Mixologist”, Tony Abou-Ganim.

He is also a highly sought after auctioneer who lends his comedic style to the auction block. His contagious energy, explosive style and ability to work the crowd, will create an atmosphere that will have the audience laughing while opening their wallets! Billy has raised millions of dollars for Share Our Strength, The New York Food BankAlex’s Lemonade Stand FoundationAutism SpeaksThe James Beard Foundation and The Mario Batali Foundation to just name a few.

Billy Shore, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at No kid Hungry has been quoted saying “Nobody dominates the intersection of great food and life-changing philanthropy the way Billy Harris does. His passion and savvy not only raise record amounts of money for important causes, they inspire everyone involved to do more than they ever thought they could.  If you want to change the world and have fun doing it, your first call has to be Billy Harris.”


Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

Austin Hope Park Foundation

Autism Speaks

Bocue d’ Or

Cochon 555

Friends of the Hudson River Park

Heartview Global Foundation

Houseware Foundation

Inner City Arts

James Beard Foundation

Link Foundation

Los Angeles Food Bank

Mario Batali Foundation

NYC Food Bank

Opportunity Fund

Pilot Lite Foundation

Ronald McDonald House

Roundabout Theatre

San Francisco Food Bank

Share Our Strength

Vetri Community Partnership

Wellness in Schools

Wholesome Wave Foundation

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