I'm hosting a new monthly "Comedy Smash" at Vidiots Annex in Santa Monica the first Thursday of every month. Next show is Thurs. Dec. 4, 2014 at 8 p.m. I'll be performing improv with Mark Barnett, Diana Yanez, and Jennie McNulty. Mary Kennedy will do her hilarious standup. Pay what you can. All proceeds go to save Vidiots the coolest DVD rental store in L.A.!
November 2, 2014
I'm hosting a new monthly "Comedy Smash" at Vidiots Annex in Santa Monica the first Thursday of every month. Opening night is Thurs. Nov. 6, 2014 at 8 p.m. I'll be performing improv with Mark Barnett, Diana Yanez, and Oscar Nunez of "The Office" (1 person from each of my 3 comedy groups) to kick it off! Pay what you can. All proceeds go to save Vidiots the coolest DVD rental store in L.A.!
July - Dec 2013 - I am coaching Monthly Gay Mafia Flash Improv Workshops every month of 2013 and 2014 (the second Saturday of the month).
MAY 24, 2013 (scroll down)
June 14 - The Angry Daddies and I perform at the West Hollywood Library with Sandra Valls, Andre Kelley, and Shawn Pelofsky to benefit the Lavender Effect. For info on more One City One Pride events, please visit www.weho.org/pride
Gay Mafia Flash Improv Workshops held the second Saturday of every month!
My new comedy suspense novel, "VIRAL" is available as a Kindle Book! Just 99 cents for a fun summer read! Read press. Watch the trailer:
June 4, 2012
My new comedy suspense novel, "VIRAL"came out today as a Kindle Book! Just 99 cents for a fun summer read!
My new improv group, Angry Daddies,debuts in the Hollywood Fringe/Outlaugh 2012... Saturday June 16 8:30p and Friday June 22 10p for 2 PERFORMANCES ONLY! Get tickets early. Click here to purchase.
The opening weekend of Outlaugh 2012 was a smash. SIX more nights of shows at the Asylum Theatre. Click here for list of shows and to get tickets!
May 14, 2012
Catch me tonight on IMRU on KPFK radio at 7pm with David Dean Bottrell and Roy Cruz as we chat up Outlaugh 2012!. 8 nights in June! Outlaugh will be a featured block of shows in the Hollywood Fringe Festival this year.
My comedy suspense novel, "VIRAL" will be released as a Kindle Book the first week of June.
I'm performing improv with The Gay Mafiathis Friday October 28, 2011 8:30 p.m. at The Palms Bar in West Hollywood. Admission is Free! Click here for map. No reservations needed, Just drop in for chortling and guffaws!
I'm coaching another Gay Mafia Flash Intensive Improv Workshop
Saturday 1:30-4:30p October 1, 2011 at the Underground Theater. Click here for details.
I'm coaching another Gay Mafia Flash Intensive Improv Workshop Tuesday August 23, 2011 at the Underground Theater. Click here for details.
Finished coaching another great Flash Improv Comedy Workshop today!
Outlaugh 2011 earlier this month was a lot of fun!
2 weeks to finish a humongous writing project.
Some new performing ventures ahead - info soon...
I'll be a guest on the "Oh, Mary!" Radio Show Tuesday May 17 7-8 p.m. You can tune in live at latalkradio.com.
I'll be coaching the next Gay Mafia Flash Improv Comedy Workshop, Monday
May 23, 2011 7:30-10 pm at The Underground Theater. Click here for details and to join.
June 3, and June 4 at The Comedy Store in West Hollywood. Suzanne Westenhoefer is headlining! I'll be onstage Thursday in the improv jam and Friday hosting sketches and short films with Sabrina Matthews.
And important news from the year 2316-
I'll be coaching the next Gay Mafia Flash Intensive Improv Workshop, Saturday
April 16, 2011 1:30-4:30 pm at The Underground Theater. Click here for details and to join.
I'll be coaching the next Gay Mafia Flash Intensive Improv Workshop, Saturday March 12, 2011 1:30-4:30 pm at The Underground Theater. Click here for details and to join.
I've been attending pre-pro meetings for Outlaugh 2011 scheduled for Thurs/Fri/Sat. June 2-4 in West Hollywood. More details very soon!
The Gay Mafia's next show will be Dec. 9 at the Macha Theatre in West Hollywood. Our standup guest will be Dana Goldberg! And, the Mafia performs one full hour of mind blistering improv comedy!
The Gay Mafia's next show will be Nov. 11 at the Macha Theatre in West Hollywood. Our standup guests will be Scott Silverman and Poppy Champlin! And, the Mafia performs one full hour of mind blistering improv comedy!
I had a great time Oct. 14 performing with The Gay Mafia in Long Beach to benefit the G/L Center there.
The Gay Mafia's next show will be Oct. 28 at the Macha Theatre in West Hollywood.
June 24's "Gaylarious!" was such a hit that the MACHA Theater has asked The Gay Mafia to return in the Fall. First show is Wednesday, Sept. 30!
Mike will also be reading and signing his book, "Out on the Edge: America's Rebel Comics" Sunday Oct. 4 at 4:30 p.m. at TheWest Hollywood Book Fair.
Mike is now preparing a new video project for a September debut, as well as booking more Fall shows for The Gay Mafia (click his myspace tab above for calendar).
Mike had a very busy March/April producing Outlaugh 2009 and traveling on a book tour for his new book.
Mike is now producing and performing in "GAYLARIOUS!" at the MACHA Theatre in West Hollywood, CA. The Gay Mafia appears with Suzanne Westenhoefer and Sandra Valls. 323.848.6471 for reservations. Admission Free.
Mike is producing "GAYLARIOUS!" with the City of West Hollywood Cultural Affairs Committee as part of Weho's 2009 Pride Month festivities.
Hope to see you there!
Mike will appear with THE GAY MAFIA in Outlaugh 2009, March 4 at 8 p.m. at the Hollywood Improv in LA.
OUTLAUGH 2009 is the first first multi-city comedy festival in America! Performances will occur in Los Angeles, New York, and Lake Tahoe simultaneously March 4-6, 2009.
Mike Player leads a new Tuesday Improv Comedy Workshop (click for info)
3/31/08 - Outlaugh 2009 set for Lake Tahoe March 1 - 8, 2009!
3/16/08 Mike's comedy group, The Gay Mafia, was such a hit on March 12 at MJs Bar in Silver Lake, they've been asked to become regulars there with their comedy night: "Cocksure Comedy." Mike and the Mafia perform improv comedy, and share the stage with 2 different stand-up comics each show. Next performance is March 26, 2008.
Feb. 23 Mike and The Gay Mafia had a blast in Ft. Lauderdale, FL as headliners in the ArtExplosion Festival.
2/1/08 - Mike has just signed a nonfiction book deal with Alyson books for a book about the comedy world. Book will hit bookstores this Fall.
Feb. 23 Mike and The Gay Mafia will appear in Ft. Lauderdale, FL as headliners in the ArtExplosion Festival.
11/9/07- Mike is preparing the new Gay Mafia sketch show "The Gay Mafia: Nu-Queer Winter" for a Dec. 5 debut at the Lounge Theater in Hollywood. He will be appearing in quite a few sketches much to everyone's chagrin. He's also written some of the material and is directing the strange concoction.
As a producer, he is considering several exciting possibilities for Outlaugh in 2008. News soon!
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