Comedian George Wallace offered Michael his first break when he took him to the
legendary Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, home of Jay Leno and “The
Tonight Show” staff. The club’s owner slipped Michael onstage…and a week later
Michael was performing at the “Just for Laughs” comedy festival in Montreal, where
he became the first comedian to ever appear live via satellite on “The Tonight Show.”
That performance catapulted Michael’s career and has resulted in additional
appearances on “The Tonight Show,” Comedy Central, “The Late,
Late Show, ” BET, “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” SiTV, “The Byron Allen Show,”
and any more. You’ll also find him at the most prestigious comedy clubs
across he nation, including The Improv, The Laugh Factory,
The Comedy Store, The Punchline, The Comic Strip, and Zany’s. If
that weren’t enough, Michael’s versatility takes him from major
universities such as Notre Dame, the University of Massachusetts, and
the University of Alabama, to church events ranging from the 60,000
member Willow Creek Church in Chicago to the 17,000 member West
Angeles Church in L.A. And now, you can see him in “Thou Shalt Laugh,
” a comedy DVD released by Warner Bros.
How can one man be equally at home in the heartland and the
inner city; churches and prisons; corporate events and youth rallies?
Michael calls it comedy accountability.
“If I’m in a club, my material has to be clean enough to work in a church.
If I’m in a pulpit, it has to be funny enough to work in a club.”
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