Mike Cannon is a New York City comedian. In 2020, Mike released his independently produced comedy special – LIFE BEGINS – on YouTube. It has hundreds of positive reviews and earned a spot on Laugh Button’s Top 35 Comedy Specials of 2020. The album – LIFE BEGINS – was released February 2020 through 800 Pound Gorilla Records. It was recognized as one of Interrobang’s Top 11 Albums of 2020 as well as one of Sirius/XM Raw Dog Radio’s Top 10 Comedy Albums of 2020. Recently, Mike earned critical acclaim for his acting as the lead role in the feature film Timing on Amazon Prime. Mike’s first comedy album – I Think It Just Kicked In – debuted at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts and #7 on Billboard comedy charts and has over 5 million streams on Pandora.
Mike appeared as a guest on the popular Barstool Sports series Friday Night Pints and Answer The Internet, a guest on Comedy Central’s Stupid Questions with Chris Distefano, an actor on Blake Griffin’s Double Cross on TruTV, a panelist on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, a talking head on TruTV’s Greatest Ever, a sketch performer on TruTV’s Top Funniest, a comedian panelist on MTV’s Failosophy and Money From Strangers, a regular guest on Fox’s Red Eye, a talking head on MSG’s The Bracket, and was a contributing writer and performer for MTV2’s Guy Code. He is a regular guest on several Sirius/XM Radio shows including The Jim Norton and Sam Roberts Show, KFC Radio, Barstool Radio, and Barstool Breakfast, The Bonfire with Big Jay Oakerson and Dan Soder, You Up? with Nikki Glaser, and Bennington.
Mike is co-host of Here’s the Scenario podcast and host of Heads Up and Mike Takes Edibles. Mike has been a guest on several popular podcasts including Andrew Schulz’s: Flagrant 2, Sam Roberts Now, Robert Kelly’s You Know What Dude!, Doug Benson’s Getting Doug with High, Ari Shaffir’s Skeptic Tank, Jim Norton’s The Chip Chipperson Podcast, Are You Garbage?, Joe List’s Mindful Metal Jacket, Mike Vechione Investigates, and Jessica Kirson’s Disgusting Hawk. He’s also been a guest on Girls Gotta Eat, Friday Night Greg, Medium Popcorn, Dad Meat, History Hyenas, Doped Up & Dyin, Real Ass Podcast, OOPS The Podcast, In the Aisle, Legion of Skanks, The Dad Club, Calta and Kelly, Comedy Cellar Nightly, and Opie Radio.
In March 2017, Mike made his first television appearance on AXS Gotham Comedy Live with host and comedy icon (and first time stand-up performer) Fran Drescher. He was a finalist in the 2016 and 2014 New York Comedy Festival’s “NY’s Funniest” contest. Previously, Mike hosted the long-running Irish Goodbye Podcast and the popular weekly web-series The Weed News with Mike Cannon. He was a co-host of Cosmopolitan Magazine’s series Sexy vs Skanky and a featured performer on VH1’s Why Am I Still Single?
Mike is always developing new material. He regularly tours the country, and, when home, he plays all the major New York City clubs including the Comedy Cellar and New York Comedy Club. It makes no difference to him whether he’s performing in a club, a bar, a casino, an elevator (done that twice), a parking lot, a rooftop, on a fake beach in front of a freight train, or in technically-legal underground speakeasies, comedy is his life. Mike is dedicated to making the majority of you laugh and the rest of you confused, yet oddly satiated.