Unlike many comedians, Michael Gelbart has many of the weapons required. He has the look, the smarts and the timing. He is the pretty package that makes the ugly business of comedy digestible to the American public.
– Toronto Star
With appearances on CBS’ The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, the new TV series Comedy.tv, performances at sold-out clubs and theaters, and two of his own prime time stand-up comedy specials, comedian, screenwriter and novelist Michael Gelbart is truly someone to watch. He has a nonchalant, audience-friendly approach, meshing ad-libs with material that is completely unique. His debut novel The Other Oprahs is rapidly gaining momentum and has been called “hilariously inspiring.”
Michael started his comedy career in high school and continued through college. After graduating from broadcasting school, he landed his own episode of the CBC series Comics, his first national exposure showcasing his abilities as a performer and writer. A second TV special followed, as well as offers to write and perform. He was head writer of the Gemini Awards, wrote and co-starred in The Weinstein Company DVD A Very Cool Christmas, which airs annually on Lifetime, and is currently writing and performing on a number of shows for Disney, Cartoon Network and Teen Nick.
Michael performs all over North America, dividing his time between the US and Canada. He has several screenplays and original series currently in development.