Mike is a regular at the Chicago Improv and has performed at all the major clubs in Chicago. Mike’s been a regular guest at Laughgfest, WGN-720 AM and a featured writer for the Tribune’s RedEye newspaper.
Since 2014, Mike has earned ‘Best of’ honors from Gigmasters, a booking site for corporate and private events. Mike was selected to perform for the NFL/Ford, Delta Dental, Allstate and the Boy Scouts of America, among many more.
In May of 2018, Mike was one of three comedians selected to the Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival. Third Coast Review caught his performance and noted ‘Maxwell is a guy you can’t help but like, and his relatability and charm are immediately obvious in his set.”
Having a comedian was a new aspect for our annual school gala event. It was nothing but a pleasure to work with Mike. He was an unexpected treat for our guests in attendance, was beyond funny, and a major hit. I actually work with another charity and will definitely reach out to Mike to be a part of it as well. No need to look anywhere else. This guy is it!
Price Range: $400-$2000
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
What to Expect
Audiences can expect a lighthearted and candid comedy show. My style of comedy is to be as inclusive as possible. I enjoy mocking myself primarily, then bringing the audience in on the joke. I balance observational humor with personal stories and give audiences an opportunity to hear how a functional skeptic sees the world. I really enjoy saying that I am a clean comedian and that my act is tactfully irreverent. I think that is the most accurate way to describe my humor and audiences of all ages have enjoyed it.
As a client, I am very responsive to inquiries. I do my best to set clear expectations in regards of arrival time and booking fees. My past clients all have found my pricing to be fair and many have endorsed me with written references. Bookings are able to be made as far out as needed. I am currently booking for the holiday season in 2014.
I am a self-represented comedian from Chicago. I’ve been fortunate to find myself performing at corporate shows, colleges & universities, comedy clubs, festivals and benefit shows across the world. Audiences in Montreal, Dublin, and London have enjoyed my style of comedy in the past year. Remind me later to tell you about the times I worked with SNL alums Chris Kattan, Dean Edwards and Tim Meadows, and New York Time's best-selling author Greg Behrendt. March 2014 will be the third consecutive year that I will perform at the LaughFest: Late Nite Comedy Pros Showcase in Grand Rapids Michigan. LaughFest is the country's largest comedy festival.
In 2014, I've actually been hired to write the first (to my knowledge) comedic river tour of the Chicago River which is set to debut Friday nights in June. I am also a graduate of the Second City's Conservatory Program (improv comedy intensive training).
The style of comedy I perform is essentially clean. I consider my act clean but tactfully irreverent. What does that mean? Adult humor, no vulgarity. Audiences of all ages have enjoyed my blend of frustrated observations and shamelessly honest life experiences.
Additional Booking Notes
Most often a mic and good lighting is all that's needed. A stage is great too.
Past Booked Events
|April 27, 2019 • 6:30pm - 7:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
I've done stand up shows and also mixed sets of improv and stand up. I am also experienced in hosting events as well. I do own a tux and am available for black tie events.
Influences & Inspiration
Bill Cosby, Jerry Seinfeld, Brian Regan, and George Carlin are on my comedy Mount Rushmore.
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