I bring the unique perspective of having done a little bit of everything in my life. As "The Lady Comic," my humor is based upon my experiences as a wife, mother, grandmother, corporate wife, professional musician, and so much more. I work clean and have a special affinity for connecting with the people in the audience. I also do characters and can host. Clips of my comedy may be found on my web site: (link hidden) or up on YouTube.
Price Range: $50-$200 depending upon show & travel from Hampton
Gig Length: 10 - 45 minutes
What to Expect
Clients can expect a clean (or slightly naughty) performance that will be somewhat tailored to the audience. I have a likable personality that will come through to everyone and will connect with young and old, men and women alike.
Michele Mortensen began her comedy career six years ago after a rather “normal” life as wife, mother of two, professional musician, and arts administrator. She first began studying with Rich Gustus, who has taught many successful comics, including Myq Kaplan and Shane Mauss. Her other teachers have included Judy Carter, Cary Odes, Dave Rattigan, Bob Gautreau, and Eddie Brill, of "The David Letterman Show."
Michele has played at clubs throughout the East Coast, including the Comedy Studio and Mottley’s Comedy Club in Boston, Headliners in Manchester, New Hampshire, as well Side Splitters and Coconuts in Tampa/St. Petersburg, and the Fireside Grille in Charleston, S.C. She has performed with numerous headliners, including finalists from “Last Comic Standing,” Myq Kaplan, Gary Gulman, and Michele Balan, as well as several winners of the Boston Comedy Festival, Dave Russo, Robbie Printz, Paul Nardizzi, and Dave McDonough. In 2010 she was a finalist in the “New Hampshire’s Funniest Comic” contest and was selected to perform in the first annual “Plymouth Rock Comedy Festival.”
A versatile performer, Michele often sings and performs her own song parodies in her act. She has acted in several films, including the upcoming “The House Across the Street,” where she played the wife of actor Alex Rocco, known best for his performance as Moe Greene, from “The Godfather.” She also has a co-starring role in the upcoming independent feature “Justice is Mind” and appeared on the A&E series, “Southie Rules.”
Additional Booking Notes
I own a small PA system with a mic and also have a portable keyboard.
Past Booked Events
|December 21, 2018 • 11:00am - 11:30am||Corporate Event|
|January 06, 2018 • 8:00pm - 8:45pm||Corporate Event|
|November 09, 2013||Birthday Party|
|October 26, 2013||Fundraiser|
|August 20, 2013||Other|
|July 27, 2013||Bridal Shower|
Influences & Inspiration
Naughty or nice, plastic surgery, or no plastic surgery, I admire Joan Rivers for her incredible energy, work ethic, and dedication to her family. Her material may go too far, but she's still to be admired. Lewis Black for his incredible take on contemporary affairs. Local comic Paul D'Angelo for his originality and his work ethic, and lastly, the late great Kevin Knox, the first guy I ever saw when I started doing comedy and one of the nicest guys in the business. I'm glad my son got to see him perform before he passed - way too soon.
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