Mike O’Connell is a stand-up comedian, writer, actor and musician. Originally from Chicago, Mike now resides in Los Angeles with his three Cabbage Patch Kids. Rolling Stone Magazine previously declared Mike the Hot Comedian to Watch. Variety singled Mike out in their February 2007 “Ten Comics to Watch” profile and Mike has performed stand up comedy on THE JIMMY KIMMEL SHOW, THE LATE SHOW and Comedy Central’s “THE WORLD STANDS UP”. Mike was also featured as part of Judd Apatow’s show “Apatow for Destruction”, at the Montreal Comedy Festival.
Mike is currently developing and attached to star in the rap musical, MILLION DOLLAR STRONG with Todd Phillips (THE HANGOVER) attached to produce.
In 2011, THE LIVING WAKE, a feature Mike wrote, produced and starred in was featured in the Cinevegas Film Festival, receiving it’s Red Star Breakthrough Award, as well as the AFI Film Festival. THE LIVING WAKE also won the Audience Award at the Woodstock Film Festival, as well as the Comedic Vision Award at the Austin Film Festival. Variety noted the film’s “brilliance” and its “hilarious and mind-expanding use of dialogue.”