This natural entertainer grew up in St. Peter, MO., just west of St. Louis. “IT” all started
in preschool. Full of energy and wit, his teachers gave him time in the early afternoons
to entertain his classmates in order to minimize his comedic exploits during class time.
Michael did dance routines, mimicking Michael Jackson, and was a natural for leading
roles in school plays. He just loved to be the center of attention so he could entertain
everyone and make them smile.
Michael Anthony continued to act in plays throughout elementary school, high school,
and college. His roles include everything from dramatic historic plays to gut-busting
comedies. At times, he would juggle appearances in two different plays simultaneously.
After graduating high school, he put his entertainment career on hold in order to pursue
a college education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The acting bug forced
Michael Anthony to take classes at COCA and The Muny, two of St. Louis’s well known
He entered into a profitable entertainment venture when he began performing, writing
lyrics, rapping, and co-managing the group, KRT (Knights of the Round Table).
Michael’s natural passion for writing led him to co-write songs used in sports highlights
for both the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Rams. He and KRT performed songs
live in the studio of News Channel 5’s “Sports Plus” in 2006 and 2007. In 2005, Michael
won the Midwest Market Addy Award for writing a commercial for ‘Slackers’, a music
and video game store in Missouri. After writing two locally respected albums, Michael
returned to his main passion and directed his talents to writing sketches, scripts, and
material that keep the audience laughing and smiling.
Michael Anthony’s natural passion for entertaining, mixed with his experiences in
writing and acting, led him to pursue stand up comedy. His timing & observations on
current events quickly made him a favorite at local comedy clubs. Within months of
Michael’s initial pursuit of comedy, he was already getting paid to perform and even
asked to do shows with Guy Torry and Paul Mooney.
Michael is now ready for the next chapter in his life as an entertainer. He is passionate
about providing quality entertainment for his audience, and has built upon his prior
experiences in order to know the best way to do so. Michael’s experiences are diverse,
and his passions are many. He has always put all of himself into every creative project he
has ever been involved with, and will continue to do so, so long as there are still people
out there that Michael can make laugh and smile.
Sign up for the Open Mic is from 5:30 PM to 5:40 PM.
The line-up is determined by lottery so you don’t need to be here hours early. Names WILL NOT be taken after 5:40 PM.
The list will be posted at 6 PM and the show will start immediately after. Roughly 20 comics are selected each week depending on time constraints.
It’s a tight 3 minute set.
Feel free to come out and bring friends to this FREE, NO DRINK MINIMUM show. The bar opens at 5:30 PM