Mike Young

Mike Young

Irvine Improv

Wed Aug 14
Special Event

Mike Young's Bio

Writer/Director/Stand up Mike Young is a fresh voice in entertainment. His edgy style and relatable subjects make Young one of the most in demand talents today. Appearing on Netflix, Showtime, Late Night with Craig Ferguson, AXTV’s Live At Gotham and The Carson Daly Show Mike got his start in stand-up. Opening for Joe Rogan, Russell Peters and for ten years as Bob Saget’s opener. Always looking to cultivate talent Young created The Young American Comedy Tour featuring Sebastian Maniscalco, Bert Kreischer, Bobby Lee and Ian Edwards. The tour would run for three years and still gets brought up to this day as one of the most successful comedy tours in the stand up arena.

Young’s first comedy album Droppin Bombs put Mike on the map when the coordinators of The Just For Laughs Festival tapped Mike as part of their New Faces Program. It was there that Mike landed his first of many network deals. Warner Brothers tapped Mike to developed his own sitcom. “This was the first young man we’ve seen in a long time able to capture the ears and eyes of both black and white audiences and it felt authentic and natural as it became obvious right away these were not stories fabricated but lived,” – The Detroit Free Press.

After Montreal Mike hit the road. Mike was then spotted by actor/producer Tobey Maguire of Spiderman fame and asked to collaborate. They sold a show to ABC TV centered around the idea of Mike moving back to Detroit and running the family scrap business.

Maguire and Young would team up once more now with HBO for a half hour entitled The Light with writer Chris D’Arenzo of Rock of Ages fame. HBO would prove to be a fan of Mike’s writing when they bought another half hour from Young and super producer Scott Stuber now the head of Netflix film.

TV: Tobey, Stuber,

Young wrote and directed the feature comedy My Man Is A Loser starring Michael Rapaport, John Stamos and Tika Sumpter. Lionsgate purchased the film. My Man Is A Loser has become a VOD smash with over one million downloads. Young’s sophomore writing/directing effort was A Stand Up Guy for Netflix: The story of a gangster turned stand up during his stint in Witness Protection.. Young also wrote the drama Adam starring Aaron Paul and Jeff Daniels. All three are now on Amazon Prime. Mike also just wrapped the comedy Stealing Jokes, starring Michael Rapaport, Haha Davis, Sebastian Maniscalco and Dustin Ybarra. The film is set for release in 2023.

Continuing success in both Film and TV Young developed a one-hour drama where he’s partnered with Paul Rosenberg and Eminem on a show set in 1976 Detroit. Underworld based on a true story. His next feature The District, is the story of a New York mobster running the garment district in New York in the 70’s and was written by Young with Nick Cassavettes set to direct. His new special Who The F Is Mike young is out now on Bill Burr’s All Things Comedy network. Young continues to balance both worlds, creating top level content in both stand up and film and TV.