Drew Michael

Drew Michael is a clinical narcissist who now lives in New York. (Away from me, thank god.) He was born and raised in Chicago, and that's where he started doing his "act," working on his material at open mics, bar shows, clubs, colleges, traveling the country doing stand-up, performing in over 400 shows a year. Or so he said. Either way, he was never home. He never took me out. He was too busy scribbling self-involved bullshit into a notebook. The few shows he let me come to he made me sit in the back and he wouldn't even talk to me before the show. I guess it paid off because TimeOut Chicago said he was "smart, funny, and unabashedly crass," which, as you can expect, went straight to his giant head. He was a New Face in the 2014 Just For Laughs festival in Montreal earning rave reviews from Laughspin.com: "...deviates so easily from the setup-punch line formula to great effect." Ugh. People are so easily amused.

Drew released his first album Lovely in 2013. The album debuted #1 on the iTunes comedy charts, which is surprising considering it's this really pretentious love-concept album that nobody understands. He followed that release with Funny To Death, on Comedy Central Records. He recently recorded his first special for Comedy Central (The Half Hour), which he made sure to let me know about in numerous unanswered text messages.

Drew records this stupid podcast I Might Be Wrong where he just sits in his apartment and complains for a half-hour each week. He thinks he's being really honest and profound when he talks about esoteric topics but the truth is that he can't sit still with his own thoughts, so he forces them down the throats of his listeners. He also released this horrible web video 9/11 Gay Dad which got popular on the Internet but only made me realize how much I don't miss being around him.

Anyway, Drew is kind of funny, I guess, if you're into weird jokes about death or love or the arbitrariness of our social constructs or whatever else he thinks he knows about. If that's your thing, you should probably go see him soon because at this rate, he'll probably get murdered, most likely by me or himself.

Drew's Ex Girlfriend

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