About Palascak Michael
After moving around during his early years, Michael Palascak (Pal-a-sack) Midwest ended up in Wabash, Indiana--“The First Electrically Lighted City in the World.” He spent his formative years there, and then, after college, moved to Chicago to pursue a career in comedy and living at home with his parents.Most recently Michael appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman. This past summer he debuted on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and performed at The TBS LOL Lounge in the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Chicago. He also has performed at Caesar’s Palace in The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas and was the winner of HBO’s Lucky 21 Stand-up Contest. He also won the Chicago region of Comedy Central’s Open Mic Fight and went on to make his Comedy Central debut on Live at Gotham Season 3.Desiring to perform all forms of comedy, Michael took sketch and improv classes at The Second City in Chicago, IO, and Annoyance. In Chicago, Michael debuted his one-person sketch show--Pursuing Happiness: A bunch of scenes about people that moved out of their parents'' house, got a real job, and got married. Performed by a guy who didn''t.Michael connects to the youthful innocence in everyone as he relates his stories onstage. From growing up in a small town to buying his first car Michael''s stories allow everyone to laugh a lot. Audience members quotes: "Really good job," "...funnier than Cosby or Seinfeld...," and, "You''re just like my son."Michael made his television debut on WGN—The Bozo Show, Age 9, Large Boot Relay Team Blue (Runner-up).