Dr. Mike is a joyful combination of serious, committed doctor and hilarious comedian.
His witty, gently sly humor pokes fun at all aspects of healthcare--and boy do we need a sense of humor about that right now!
Artistic Director, New Hampshire Theater Project, Portsmouth, NH
Chatting with Dr. Mike or attending one of his monologues is the best way to forget one's troubles.
"Thank you, Dr. Mike, I feel better already!"
Program Director, Kingsley Manor Retirement Community,
Los Angeles, CA
Our 40th annual office Christmas party was on the verge of extinction: we had no entertainment. Dr. Mike came to the rescue! His comedy saved the day. The crowd--ages 15 to 85--contained some folks who had not laughed in years, but Dr. Mike entertained everyone.
Al Johnson, R.A.
President, Alley Friends Architects, Philadelphia, PA
Don't bother me. I am busy decomposing.
Ludwig von Beethoven
Known as "the Doctor of Comedy," Mike grew up in the Anthracite mine region of northeastern Pennsylvania where coal in the stocking just meant your old man was stealing on the job. After suddenly discovering he wasn't born rich, Mike joined the United States Marine Corps where he earned an honorable discharge (unlike his buddy Chumley, whose discharge was yellowish and required antibiotics). Following four years of college with honors, four years of medical school and four years of ducking creditors, Mike became a physician, but still a tremendous disappointment to his mother.
While charging through his residency making outrageously rare, but accurate diagnoses, healing the sick, curing the suffering and telling the moderately injured to wait their turn or get better insurance, Dr. Mike realized the only true way to heal someone is to make them laugh – unless, of course, you have cracked ribs in which case, Mike recommends you should stop with the chuckling, and go and get yourself checked out as soon as possible.
So far, Dr. Mike's strangest case was a man with an arrow through his head. It's a lesson for us all: if you do prop comedy, don't use real arrows!