Since he began performing stand up in high school, Michael has worked in just about every corner of the Australian comedy industry. Telling jokes on Australia’s Got Talent, Rove [live] and other TV programs, being “Weird Al” Yankovic’s warm up act, hosting breakfast radio, performing sell out shows in the Melbourne Comedy Festival, giving motivational talks at schools and universities and appearing at all the best comedy clubs in the country are just a few of Michael’s achievements as a comedian.
An exceptional MC and keynote speaker, Michael has worked for many of Australia’s largest organisations. From Amnesty and Bendigo Bank to Toastmasters and Sharp, Michael has brought their events to life with his sharp, intelligent humour.
Gifted with an ability to inform an audience while never letting the laughs drop, Michael has won praise from audiences and critics alike for his comedy about big ideas. His thought provoking routines have made audiences laugh out loud at ancient Greek philosophy, Cryptocurrency and other topics not covered by your average comedian.
“Michael Connell delighted with his easy manner and musical interludes…” – The Age
“…genuinely funny and not in need of bad language or shock tactics to raise laughs…★★★★” –
“Stand up Prodigy…” – The Canberra Times
“His ability to make everyone laugh is strong; without fear. You’ll be impressed” – Beat
“A young comedian with a promising career ahead of him…” – Inpress
“…genial and funny chat from a cordial and highly likeable host.” – Chortle