Michael is an accomplished and in-demand comedy + reality showrunner/director/editor working in TV, film and the various platforms. He was the original showrunner and director for IMPRACTICAL JOKERS. He directed and/or produced on two Comedy Central shows: LEWIS BLACK’S ROOT OF ALL EVIL, THE SHOWBIZ SHOW w/DAVID SPADE, as well as HELL DATE, EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION, THE NEW TOM GREEN SHOW and REALITY HELL. He also wrote for THE MAN SHOW.
Most recently, Michael has directed/edited a series of digital content spots for DISCOVER CARD/SOUL PANCAKE and SOYLENT. He also showran/directed two series’ for Food Network (CHOPPED U and FAMOUS FOOD TRUCK w/HARLEY MORENSTEIN) as well as pilots for Nickelodeon, TBS, Bravo, Travel Channel and Fandango. And he Co-EP’d the series, YOU KIDDIN’ ME for Facebook Watch with Kim Kardashian West.
His debut feature comedy, POOR WHITE TRASH (starring Jaime Pressly and Sean Young) was an underground hit that ended up making three times its budget. His follow up feature, HECKLER, is a documentary featuring 140 big comedians, sports legends, actors and filmmakers being interviewed about critics.
With his own company, he produced/directed the one-hour stand-up special, JAMIE KENNEDY: UNWASHED, which he sold to Comedy Central to excellent ratings.
He has also directed several national commercials, including work for Toshiba, Doritos, Mozilla and Audi.