Michael Wheels Parise has been in the entertainment industry for 25 years. Michael has worked beside a very prestigious list of entertainers and executives his entire career. Said to be one of the best comedians of our time, nominated for a Comedy Award in 1997, worked with Andrew Dice Clay, Rodney Dangerfield, Jada Pinkett Smith, Keenan Ivory Wayans, just to name a few. International Headliner, Las Vegas Headliner and corporate motivational speaker. Considered a Celebrity Chef and one of the best Closers of our time.One thing has always been on the mind of Parise, and that was making it. As long as you believe in yourself, believe in what you do, the rest comes easy.Love the one you’re with
Saw Michael at the Marina Recreation Association conference at the Tropicana in Las Vegas November 7th 2012. Michael's rags to riches story was a inspirational and uplifting speech, he had the crowd wowed by his journey. All of us agreed, we felt like taking on the world when he was done speaking. Not only was he spot on but he was funny and charming as well. Michael was the opening speaker at 8:50 am in the morning and he kept us in it all day, he was like a cup of coffee in the morning...perfect to start the day. I had the pleasure of meeting him after and he was professional and charming. I highly recommend hiring this man.
I just completed the fourth week of my 8-week Hit the Next Level program with Michael Parise and I’m absolutely thrilled with the progress I’ve made! Wheels takes a holistic approach to coaching; our one-on-one sessions are akin to going for therapy. For years I struggled with stage fright, which had blocked my ability to reach my full potential. I would never have been able to identify my obstacles, much less know how to work through them, without his help. I can't stress enough how important it is to enlist the services of a talented coach to help you get to the next level and with Wheels, you’ll see results immediately. He’s a hilarious performer, an amazing coach, and he knows the business inside out. A real pro!
I am a writer and show reviewer for numerous Las Vegas publications concerning entertainment here. I was at a media night at the RIO Hotel and Casino to watch "Wheel's Live" starring Michael Wheels Parise. I have been reviewing shows in Las Vegas for some years,(i will not say how many as to not reveal my age) and i must tell you, i have never laughed so hard in my life. As soon as Wheels hit the stage i started laughing before he even opened his mouth and did not stop until he exited 30 minutes later. I do not know what came over me! It was purely historical. If you are able to lock in this performer at your next event, my recommendation is to do it immediately.A brief quote from my review that was published in the Las Vegas Review Journal:
"I must say that I continuously laughed from the moment Parise took the stage". "He immediately complained that he had to walk to the stage. I never stopped laughing. Parise is the man to see"... Victoria A.
I attended an event that Michael Wheels Parise performed and spoke at regarding starting your own business with little to zero capital. He mentioned how he started a catering company in Los Angeles on a $10 investment and turned it into a million dollar company, how he went from working in his 1 bedroom apartment in LA, newly married with an infant on the way, to moving in a 4000 sq ft. commercial kitchen within 1 year and becoming the #1 catering company in all of Los Angeles. He inspired me to go for my dreams, change my path and move forward and i am doing just that and becoming, very successful...as we speak. I highly recommend hiring or attending his speaking events and seminars on how you can "Hit the next level" in life and business.. Michael touched me and the room of attendees and he will do the same for you.
Michael Parise Aka: (WHEELS) was a motivational speaker at our corporate function in Vegas last Christmas and he not only had the place rolling on the floor, but you felt like a million bucks when he was done speaking. He hit on all levels with a fusion of comedy and logic! Michael is fantastic!
As a graduate of Michael Wheels Parise, "The Next Level Workshop with 1 on 1 Coaching". I found this to be well worth the price. He brought a different approach to the business of comedy along with guest speakers providing a well rounded approach. This was my 3rd experience in a comedy class. I found the opportunity to hear some of the same information from a different point of view invaluable. The one on one coaching created a look at where I could improve my personal routines as well as his perspective on the areas of the business he felt I could best excel. Whether this is your first class or you have been a road comic looking to improve, this is a recommended workshop.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 40 - 90 minutes
What to Expect
It is hidden deep inside…we all have it. We all have the power to dig deep in our core and bring it out. The reason you have not taken yourself to the next level is, you need to know who you are, you need to have certainty, you must address the past… and close the door on it and move forward to your future. You, have the power to change your destiny. Destiny is only preconceived notions of what you think of yourself , from your past experiences, from what others believe is YOUR destiny. Did they make up your mind FOR you? Did they map out YOUR life? NOW is the time to reformat, the YOU in YOU.
The next level formula is designed to tap into your core and bring out someone you never knew existed…that would be the real YOU, the optimized YOU. The you, where if you were able to control it as a child,… the YOU, you would have become. Unfortunately we did not have those privileges BUT it is never to late! “The Next Level” is a blend of , emotion and logic mixed with reality. This formula was developed by lifestyle coach… Michael Parise.
Michael will tap in to a side of you, that will change your life forever and get you on the right, “UP” road. The beautiful thing about getting to the next level is…you keep going, you keep reaching, you keep developing. Michael will optimize the way you think, the way you feel and the way you make choices.
COMEDY COACH...ENTERTAINER...LIFE COACH...MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER... ENTREPRENEUR
The Entertainer: Affectionately known in the entertainment industry as Michael Wheels Parise, Comedian/Actor. Wheels was in the original, Andrew Dice Clay crew back in the 90′s called the Brooklyn Bad Boys. As opening act,tour manager and best friend of the Diceman, Wheels was a part of history in American pop culture back in the day, when comedy was a crafted art. Started in the trenches of New York with Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, John Stewart, etc… Wheels later moved on to Los Angeles and became a hit at the World Famous Comedy Store in West Hollywood, but with comedy comes struggle and in Hollywood, nothing comes easy.
The Closer: Michael is no stranger when it comes to sales, as a struggling comedian in LA. Wheels made a living in Telesales, working every boiler room in Los Angeles selling everything from stocks, refi’s, alarm systems, postal manuals, sports memorabilia to things that did not exist…but he learned from the best closers out there and that would prove to turn a negative into a positive later in life. Learning lessons, technique, swagger and the applying the bodies of knowledge in a positive way, incorporating that in the metaphysical world of positive energy and projective thought patterns, makes this a very powerful tool in life that he passes on through out the country. whether speaking at corporate seminars, teaching the “closing” room floor the ethical way of closing or motivating fortune 500 companies and applying the the bodies of knowledge in life and work…you are on the path to success, you will not and can not fail.
Celebrity Chef: Before it all, Michael had a passion for cooking. Growing up into an Italian family, you had no choice when it came to eating, you just did, but you also had the benefit of eating the most delicious food in the world, to say the least. Michael”s brother Victor is a Chef and in the Parise Family of Long Island NY you were either in politics or food and beverage. Michael and his family ended up moving to Florida when he was 10 years old. Victor worked as a chef at some pretty high end restaurants in FL. Michael wanting to follow in his footsteps ended up finding his love of food early on and started taking it serious. Working as a dishwasher then a pizza cook at the ripe age of 14, Michael loved the restaurant business. he knew this would be something he would pursue. Learning with his eyes as he would watch his brother create food art. getting his degree in Culinary arts and working in restaurants later in NY, LA. and Colorado, would just be the beginning to his crazy career in food. Cut to 2004, While making a transition in life he decided in a hotel room in Miami while headlining the Miami Improv that he wanted a more stable life. He had just met his future wife and he was tired of working the road, he wanted to spend more time in LA and get ready to raise a family at 38 years old… so he came up with an idea that would be life changing. He bought the name “Cannoli Kings”.com and thought about selling the sumptuous dessert Cannoli, thru mail order. He developed 20 signature decadent creams. When he got back to LA he started to post on Craigslist, peddling Cannoli Platters to office complexes and celebrities. Well it started to take off and he was doing that plus catering food for companies and delivering, all out of his 1 bedroom apt in West Hollywood. (To make a long story short) applying his sales technique with his culinary talent and celebrity connections, Cannoli Kings would become the number one catering company in Los Angeles in 2005 to 2008 with his new state of the art kitchen and crew and 385 flavors of Cannoli cream that got him national attention., Chef Parise would make his mark in the world of food and a client list of Michael Jackson, Hale Berry, Teri Hatcher, Robin Williams and a slew of other A list celebrities! Leaving Los Angeles and the daily grind, Michael and his family found there way to Asheville North Carolina and ended up opening “Parise’s New American Bistro” in Chimney Rock, NC. At the famous Esmeralda Inn., becoming the #1 fine food dining in Western NC. Show biz came calling for him back and he sold the Bistro and moved back west to Las Vegas, NV. where he currently runs “Parise Catering and Events“, his signature company.
Today: Michael lives with his wife Sherilene and there daughter Catherine in Las Vegas, Headlining the clubs in Vegas as he runs Parise Group. Still catering parties in LA and Las Vegas and now teaching younger comedians the “Art of the biz” in a workshop called “The Next Level” as well as doing 1 on 1 personal coaching. Michael loves the business and is currently working on a reality show project called “Hardcore Close” a look into the world of the “Boiler Rooms” of America. Michael even went behind the scenes in Las Vegas at a top boiler room just to brush up.Michael is also launching 2 new business in Las Vegas, Sin City Doggie Styles(designer doggie clothing and jewlery) and “Its WHOLE good”, a green community website focused on a WHOLE lifestyle. When not working on all of theses projects, Michael enjoys relaxing with his family, drinking wine with his wife, as they watch their 7 year old grow up into an amazing young lady. Nothing is more powerful than the love of ones family…
One thing has always been on the mind of Parise,and that was making it. As long as you believe in yourself, believe in what you do, the rest comes easy. Love the one you’re with!
Additional Booking Notes
To: Michael “Wheels” Parise
I personally wanted to let you know how grateful I am to have had the incredible opportunity to take your class, learn from and be able to grow my comedy career through your mentorship. When we first met, I explained my reasons of wanting to further my knowledge of learning the business from a professional and you not only understood, but listened and then exceeded my expectations. Over the past couple of months, my confidence level on stage has risen immensely. Infact, some of the biggest compliments I’ve received is from friends and family who have watched me go up over the last year and now I hear from them about how “I’m owning the stage” and how comfortable and confident I look. I owe a great deal of those compliments to you. You know exactly how to make a comic clear their mind and feel relaxed before they go on stage.
Your class gave us the chance to learn the art of dealing with crowds, writing premises on stage to even getting booked and how to market ourselves. I honestly am not sure if there is any other course that would have given us the liberty to have learned so much. When you said that you’ll teach us to get to the “next level”, you were absolutely right. I feel that my comedy career has certainly moved upward to the next level after taking your class. Learning from you was not the stereo typical “I’ll teach and you’ll listen’. But rather letting us grow as individual comics.
I would definitely recommend taking your class to anyone who is at any level of their comedy career to anyone who is in any field of the entertainment industry because a lot of people can benefit from learning from a true professional. I hope to continue the mentorship, a friendship and my career with you and wish you continued success always.
Influences & Inspiration
“Wheels Parise sounds like a race car driver, in a sense it’s true, because you will be going for a ride, his easy demeanor lulls you into thinking you are going for a Sunday drive but before you know it, your realize your in the middle of a high speed chase, holding on for dear life, the jokes keep coming at you, while you try to catch your breath, he’s so funny, really funny, you’ll be mumbling it long after he’s left the stage!“ Louie Anderson
“Wheels Parise made me spit my drink out, he’s so funny, & you know I never spit anything out!! Louie Anderson
“While watching Wheels Parise I found myself saying a number of times ” Dam I wish I had thought of that joke” Loiue Anderson (Comic
2 face towels
Wired Mic with stand
Wireless Mic with stand
Orange juice for backstage
Tea with honey and lemon for backstage
Yellow legal pad with pen and black sharpie
4 ft wooden stool on stage
table with black linen for merchandise
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