Originally joining the team as the Live on Bowen’s warm up comedian, in the middle of season 2 he was promoted to being one of the show’s co-hosts.
Michael began getting laughs at the age of three in his back yard with the Hills Hoist acting as stage and curtain, and he hasn’t stopped performing since.
At the age of thirteen Michael added juggling to his already extensive talents and spent several years busking and touring with various small circuses.
Then, in January 2000, Michael entered the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Class Clowns Competition and launched his comedy career.
Winning competitions such as the Class Clowns Competition (a search to find Australia’s funniest high school student), and the TREV Campus Comedy Competition (a similar search for the funniest university student), helped Michael become an established performer on Melbourne’s comedy scene.
A stalwart of the Australian comedy scene, Michael has performed sell out shows in various comedy festivals, worked on Australia’s Got Talent, Rove, and other TV shows, entertained at corporate functions for some of the country’s biggest corporations, given motivational talks at high schools, and regularly appears at all of Australia’s best comedy clubs.