Michael is a Filipino-American comedian, actor and writer based in NYC.
He's appeared in every incarnation of The Chris Gethard Show, is the star of the digital series Short Term Rental and can be seen in the soon to be released short Papercop. He’s had his scenes cut from TWO HBO shows (Crashing and Succession) but can be seen in the upcoming season of HBO’s High Maintenance so he has no hard feelings.
Michael was a Creative Consultant for Billy On The Street and wrote for @midnight's pilot presentation. A pilot he co-wrote and starred in, Good Dads, was recently screened at NYTVF. Along with D'Arcy Carden, he co-wrote and starred in Terrible Babysitters, a webseries that featured Abbi Jacobson, Nicole Byer, Lennon Parham and more, and was part of SXSW's Comedy line-up. Michael performs stand up and improv across New York. He is the host of the popular monthly show The Exhibition which boasts consistently sold out crowds at Public Arts.
Michael regularly performs improv with ASSSSCAT, What I Did For Love, and Baby Wants Candy. On the web, he's been in web videos for The New Yorker, Nerdist, Improv Everywhere, Funny Or Die, Above Average, reddit, and College Humor. At UCB he directed the two-person musical Fucking Identical Twins which is now in development at 20th Century Fox.
Michael was the founder of The Ally Program, a diversity initiative at the Upright Citizens Brigade that identified talented and motivated UCB students, offering them mentors and free workshops.