This skill of turning pain into laughter was later enjoyed and appreciated by the many people and families he helped during his career as counselor. What started as a coping mechanism later became a hobby and then a career in comedy after winning several contests and getting noticed by agents and bookers in the clubs where he practiced his craft.
Michael eventually moved on from the therapy world and business of making people cry to the business of making people laugh until they cry as a full time headlining comedian entertaining at conventions and then clubs, colleges, casinos, condos and cruise ships for the past 20 yrs with his insightful, honest style of comedy.
He also was Tony in long running theater show Tony and Maria's Wedding, a regular on the the Ron and Fez radio show and a member of the improv troupe Comedy Sportz. He has been heard on Sirius /XM Radio. He is a writer, actor, director and teacher of comedy at the world famous Improv.
Michael knows himself and his audience and isn't afraid to connect with them with his material or interactions with the crowd.
Listening to Michael is like spending time laughing with an old friend or family member who knows all about you and what you think is funny about it all.
Michael comforts the disturbed and disturbs the comfortable and leaves his crowds feeling better and wanting more.