My humor is based upon my life as a wife, mother, grandmother, corporate wife, professional musician, actress (who has been murdered three times on the Investigation/Discovery Channel), symphony executive, and so much more. I can work clean (or can be a little naughty if you prefer!) and have a special affinity for connecting with the people in the audience. I also enjoy hosting. Clips of my comedy may be found on my web site, www.michelemortensen.com or up on YouTube.
Michele worked the room like an expert. So fun and funny!
Michele is one of the best comedians I've seen in a while and will highly recommend her any social event.
They were great sports and dressed the part! Mrs. Claus (Michelle) did her homework and roasted everyone and their players! Santa wore football pads and pants and was a great side kick!
Michelle provided lots of laughs for our small group. She’s very easy to work with.
Response from Michele Mortensen:
Thanks. It was a delightful group to entertain and I wish the bride and groom all the best.
Michele came to the moose Lodge along with another comedian. Both were great. Will book them again in January!
Michele was great her jokes were relevant and funny.
Response from Michele Mortensen:
Thank you Christine, for having me at your event and for your lovely review. I had a wonderful time entertaining such a great group.
Price Range: $75-$500 depending upon show & travel distance.
Gig Length: 10 - 45 minutes
Phone Number: Call
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.
New England native and Southern transplant Michele Mortensen began her comedy career several 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 appeared at festivals throughout the country, including the prestigious Boston Comedy Festival where she was a semi-finalist in 2020, the World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas, the She-Devil Comedy Festival in New York, and the North Carolina Comedy Festival. She has played clubs around the country, including the Comedy Studio, Mottley’s Comedy Club, and Laugh Boston in Boston, Headliners in Manchester, New Hampshire, and Side Splitters and Coconuts in Tampa/St. Petersburg. She has opened for nationally known 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.
A versatile performer, Michele often sings and performs her own song parodies in her act. She has acted in several films, including co-starring roles in two independent features. In 2018 she was featured in a Huffington Post article, "Grandmas Define Modern Slang."
Additional Booking Notes
I own a small PA system with a mic and also have a portable keyboard.
Past Booked Events
|May 25, 2023 • 7:00pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|March 30, 2023 • 7:30pm - 8:15pm||Dinner Party|
|February 01, 2023 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm||Retirement Party|
|February 26, 2022 • 6:00pm - 9:30pm||Bachelorette Party|
|December 11, 2021 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Birthday Party|
|December 03, 2021 • 7:00pm - 7:30pm||Christmas Party|
|July 24, 2021 • 8:00pm - 8:30pm||Reunion|
|May 17, 2021 • 5:30pm - 6:15pm||Dinner Party|
|September 18, 2020 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|January 16, 2020 • 8:00pm - 8:30pm||Nonprofit Event|
|October 20, 2019 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Baby Shower|
|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.
Prefer a cordless mike