Born and raised in the coal regions of Northeastern Pennsylvania, after high school, Mike Repik pursued a lifelong passion for short haircuts, harsh discipline, and free travel to exotic lands by joining the Marine Corps during the war to end all wars, the first Persian Gulf War.
After discovering that people who gave shots had more fun than people who got shot, Mike put himself through four years of college, four years of medical school, four years of residency and twelve years of cafeteria food to become Dr. Mike, medical doctor. One day, while healing the sick, curing the long suffering and chronically complaining, and having to tell the moderately injured to fill out the proper forms and wait their turn, Dr. Mike realized that patients strapped to gurneys make the best captive audiences and that the only true way to heal someone is to make them laugh. For laughter that comes from the heart and not dispensed by a nitrous oxide mask, heals the soul, if not the internal bleeding.
Currently, Dr. Mike helps patients reach their ideal weight at a fleet of weight loss clinics and performs regularly at comedy clubs, nursing homes, conventions, holiday parties, computer rooms, veteran's hospitals--any place folks gather!
He once saved an audience member's life with a snickers bar and is addicted to internet chess. He does not judge a person by the size of their insurance policy.
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
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
Laugh. Learn. Live Longer!