Lewis is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. He executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author. Receiving critical acclaim, he performs over 200 nights a year to sold out audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and The United States. He is one of few performers to sell out multiple, renowned theatres, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City Center and the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. In August 2007, he was the first stand-up comedian to ever perform in concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Lewis’ live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. Lewis yells so they don’t have to. A passionate performer who is more pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon. Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world.
Mike was born with his head between a woman's legs, took that fact, added beer and created one of the funniest stand-up acts on both sides of the Atlantic. If you live on the eastern side of the Pond and are a fan of Rich Hall's you probably saw Mike appear with him on the BBC in "Rich Hall's Cattle Drive" or "Rich Hall's Fishing Show." Or you might have seen him as himself on the BBC in "Never Mind the Buzzcocks" or "28 Acts in 28 Minutes." On this side of the Atlantic Mike was on Canadian TV in "Corner Gas" and "All the Comforts" and on CMT's "Ron White's Salute to the Troops."
The above just scratches the surface of this funny man's comedic depth. You might ask, "What do you mean by that?" And I would answer: He's got awards. He's got awards up the whazoo: The Barry, for Outstanding Stand-up Comic Performance in Australia, The Time Out Award for Outstanding Stand-up Comic in London, England, the Canadian Comedy Award for Best Male Film Performance and he twice received the Canadian Comedy Award for Best Male Stand-up.
Add to this all his other Canadian TV appearances, the thousands of times he did his Stand-up on night club stages and all the festivals from Melbourne Australia to Kilkenny Ireland to Edinburgh Scotland to Montreal Canada and you have one hell of a funny man.
Well Mike is coming to America to work the stages of the World Famous Improvisation. So, you'll have a chance to see him up close and personal.