Three years ago Michael Palascak blew up on the late night television circuit as he performed stand-up on both The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Late Show with David Letterman in the same year. This was a nice follow up to Michael winning multiple stand-up comedy contests including a national HBO talent contest at The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas, The Lucky 21. This past May, Michael’s Comedy Central half hour special debuted to rave reviews on Twitter. Also, Michael has performed on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
Michael grew up in the Midwest, specifically the small town of Wabash, Indiana. When Michael went to college, his parents moved to Chicago. Michael spent his summers there working at a warehouse, playing baseball, and doing stand-up comedy. After college, he moved to Chicago to pursue both comedy and living with his parents full-time. This led to the development of his one-person sketch show, Pursuing Happiness: scenes about people that moved out of their parents' house, got a real job, and got married. Performed by a guy who didn't. This past summer Michael reprised the role of the post-college son living at home in the Comedy Central web series Growing Up and Getting Out.
Michael is a biographical comedian, from growing up in a small town to buying his first car, Michael's stories allow everyone to laugh a lot.