Philly native, Michael Paul began his career in local television at age 16. Sustaining a 25 year comedy career, he honed his craft touring with such names as James Brown, Lisa Lampanelli, Wynonna, Joan Rivers and Don Rickles to become a headliner in over 40 countries along with television credits on The Tonight Show and Saturday Night Live.
Michael's film career includes motion pictures such as "27 Dresses" opposite Katherine Heigl, and "The Ten" co-starring with Winona Ryder, Paul Rudd, Liev Schrieber and Jessica Alba. He has lent his voice to Pixar, Jim Henson Productions and Disney. He has script consulted/directed for The Disney Channel, CBS, Kevin Spacey, American Idol, Parks & Rec, and punched up jokes for David Letterman and Bill Maher.
Michael is well known for creating branded puppet characters including, "Nadia Coma: The World's Oldest Gymnast" and MTV's "CJ and Peanut" and trained casts of "Avenue Q" and "The Lion King".
His published works include comedic editorials for USA Today, Huffington Post and LaughSpin. His new book "Breaking Out of Show Business: What I Discovered by Not Being Discovered" (by Post Hill Publishing) can be found at numerous book outlets including Barnes and Noble.
Michael resides in Los Angeles and continues to work in movies, television and as a comedy writer & script doctor.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Leibo Management
Welcome to the Jungle Comedy You’ve got to wonder what happens to a person’s social skills when they’ve been singing to 4 year olds for three decades. Or what kind of person grows up to be a puppeteer? Who are the people in this world that generations have grown up with? Enter a world of infighting, back stabbing, internecine politics, adultery and betrayal. A world where you can count on your fingers and toes, but you can’t count on your friends. Children’s television programing is run by people who shouldn’t be anywhere near children and when TV puppet patriarch Ron Marshall, mysteriously dies in the Amazon jungle, the set of The Jolly Jungle, the worlds’ most iconic children’s television show erupts into absolute chaos. Based on true stories.
Basic Needs Comedy Deepak is Indian, straight & likes white chicks. Ziggy is Jewish, gay, & likes white dicks … and black and hispanic dicks. It's the testosterone spectrum as friends and roommates hit mid-life, try to settle down like the rest of their peers, while enabling each other's immature decisions in between legitimate attempts.
The Biggest Mistake of My Life Comedy Michael Ziegfeld quits Hollywood & moves home, reuniting with his train-wreck of a family: The divorced father living with his ancient parents, the mother obsessed with her son’s future death, the politically correct sister who’s married to a blue collar, unnaturally metrosexual husband and more. He regroups to open the acting school that will purge the true stories from his psyche, naming names from nearly twenty years on the edge of making it in show business & reminding himself that despite his flaws, there’s one thing he’s really good at: Making bad decisions.