Immigrant. Engineer. Comedian.
After moving to San Francisco a decade ago Michael worked at a slew of Silicon Valley’s tech companies. Overtime he became a contributor to city's steady gentrification.
Michael started his standup journey years ago by accident. He once got drunk at a bar in the Marina district and began yelling at a group of bros. He shouted: 'Standup, standup!' in his thick accent. Everyone else thought he was performing a comedy set and applauded. That instantly converted Michael into a standup comic. Since 2013 he’s been performing all over the US, Asia, and Europe. He regularly appears at comedy venues in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York City.
Michael jokes about what it takes to be a Russian immigrant in America, how internet transforms people, and how ridiculous his dating life is.
Comedy vs. Nerds: The World's Most Satisfying Skirmish
Michael runs Comedy vs. Nerds show, a loved show in San Francisco, that sold out such prime venues as the Punchline, Pianofight, The Setup, as well as private clean comedy shows at tech companies (such as Google and smaller startups).
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Comedy Conspiracy: New York City's Worst Kept Secret
Comedy Conspiracy is an NYC comedy show that brings standup comedy to unconventional underground venues in NYC. We source the best local talent and serve it hot with delicious wine.
Michael wrode, directed, and produced following sketches.