Michael Connell was born to be a showstopper! He started touring various circuses nationwide since he was thirteen and has never looked back. Michael was always good with the crowds. In his high school years, he learned the art of juggling which he used to cheer people up in circuses. His potential to be a belly cracker was quickly recognized when he won the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Class Clown Competition in 2001 and the rest became history.
His passion as a performer and an entertainer led him to attain a diploma of theatre from Victoria University. He effectively uses his acting skills on the stage to compliment his jokes and the mixture makes his routines surprisingly very interesting! Called as ‘a young comedian with a promising career ahead of him’ by national press and publishers, Michael Connell has definitely established himself as one of the most amazing performers in the Australian comic scene. To book him for your next event – Contact us immediately!
Popularly reputed to be client specific, Michael Connell knows his audiences. He knows when to tickle and where, and he pulls the right strings just at the right time to crack up the audiences with wild laughter. Unlike other comedians, he does not rely too much on foul language, abuses, or sexual references to make people laugh. He has drawn a line between insults and humor and likes to keep his comedy clean. And that is what makes him suitable for all kinds of audiences. Don’t be afraid to bring along your kids or your parents to his events, his jokes are well thought out and won’t offend anyone!
Sharply dressed with clean humor, this guy has redefined the art of comedy. Instead of cracking jokes on race or getting personal, Michael’s routines are genuinely hilarious! Part of his style is inspired by his innate ability to blend in with the audience. Since he started performing at a very young age, he does not let the stage frighten him. He addresses a crowd as he would address his normal group of friends and makes the entire spectacle look effortless and very natural. On the stage, he would make use of his keen eye and innate ability to improvise to crack jokes suiting the audience. He is not too fast and likes to make sure that the crowd is going along with him, which is why he constantly engages with them.
Michael Connell is a favorite in all kinds of comic facets. He is a regular customer in the corporate world where some of his regular clients include Amnesty International, University of Melbourne, Scouts Australia, Cancer Council Victoria, Auckland University and Australian Taxation Office. He’s a veteran of the Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, New Zealand Comedy Festival and Canberra Season.
He has appeared in Get Cereal, Australia’s Got Talent, Live on Bowen, The Footy Show, 1700, Studio A and Champagne Comedy. Having made such an impressive mark in the Australian comic industry at such a young age, Michael Connell is definitely the one to watch!