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"Comedy Competition has Sonoma State in stitches"

[...] After all 16 comics completed their sets the judges tabulated the scores. Dijamnco occupied the remaining audience members with some last minute, boring stand-up. Finally the results were read and the top five winners from first to fifth place included: Mike Stanley, Stroy Moyd, John Hastings, A.J. Finney and Don Frost. [...] - Sonoma State Star

"Get ready to laugh - two comedy shows this week"

LANSING -- Just in time for St. Paddy's Day, the Irish Comedy Tour arrives at the Wharton Center in East Lansing tonight Tuesday, March 13.
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The show is said to combine the party atmosphere of a Dublin pub and with a boisterous, belly-laugh trio including Detroit native Derek Richards, Boston-born Mike McCarthy and from the Dublin suburb of Inchicore, Derrick Keane.

Also taking place this week Thursday and Friday, March 15 to 16 is the first-ever Comedy 4 a Cause event - Comedy to end Alzheimer's at Connxtions Comedy Club.

The show, presented by Angela Amman and the Walk to End Alzheimer's, will be emcee'd by Brett Kline and feature comedian Carlos Valencia and headliner Mike Stanley. All money raised will benefit the Walk to End Alzheimer's. For more info contact Amman at (517) 488-8467. - MLive

""Salty Language, Peppered Morals" Comes to Traverse City's InsideOut Gallery"

Comedian Mike Stanley returns to InsideOut Gallery to celebrate the Michigan Premier of the new comedy documentary Salty Language, Peppered Morals at the InsideOut Gallery in Traverse City at 9 PM on May 28 and 29, 2010.

In his debut directorial effort, Andrew Zeiter documents acclaimed nationally touring Chicago based Comedian Mike Stanley as he competes in the prestigious Boston Comedy Festival for a chance at $10,000 and national fame. The film has been a labor of love effort for Zeiter who directed, produced, and edited the project over the past 15 months, and was finally premiered on the big screen in Chicago on March 31st. The Traverse City show will be the first screening in Michigan. Along with the screening, Mike Stanley will perform prior to the film and will team up with Zeiter for Q & A after.

Filmed in Boston, Massachusetts, and in around the Chicago Area, the independent film, Salty Language, Peppered Morals chronicles nationally known Standup Comedian Mike Stanley who in 2008 was named by the Chicago Reader as their Readers Choice for Stand-Up Comedian of the Year. The documentary follows Mike as he goes on the road to compete against dozens of other talented stand ups in the well-regarded Boston Comedy Festival. If he wins the contest he will go home with a $10,000 check and national T.V. spot on Comedy Central. The film provides a compelling and brutally honest look at both Mike, and the world of stand-up comedy. Filled with many ups and downs along the way, Mike realizes one thing, that in order to be a successful comic, he must remain true to himself as a comic. In the world of stand-up comedy: laughing is easy, comedy is hard. - My North

"Stanley Delivers Comedy"

Mike Stanley will perform standup comedy at 10 p.m. today at Public Space One, 129 E. Washington St. Admission is free. The UI Campus Activities Board will host the event.

Originally from the metro Detroit area and now a resident of Chicago, Stanley has become a crowd favorite in comedy clubs and college campuses around the country with his high energy and raw delivery. He takes simple daily activities and turns them into an act that is sure to please all audiences. He has a charismatic stage presence and a keen sense of wit in all of his acts.

In 2005, Stanley won the “Last Comic Still Standing” competition in New York and the Joey’s Comedy Club Challenge, and he was in the top three for Michigan’s Up and Comers. In 2008, he was a semifinalist in the Boston Comedy Festival Competition and was voted Reader’s Choice in the “Best Chicago Stand Up Comedian” in the Chicago Reader. - The Daily Iowan


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Detroit Native and current Chicago transplant Mike Stanley Is an 8 year vet of comedy who's accolades include "Best Chicago Stand up Comedian" - Chicago Reader, and a signed artist o the Grammy award winning label STAND UP! Records. Performing in clubs and colleges across the country , Mike is one of the most sought after acts in The Midwest. For more info see www.mikestanleycomedy.com.