Michael Hughes can be seen on stage at the Pack Theater on the fourth Wednesday of each month with the house sketch team “Slackjaw”, and on the fourth Thursday of each month improvising with “A Very Special Episode”.
Mike has written for NPR’s “Prairie Home Companion” and for AXS TV’s “MOCKpocalypse”, and writes jokes daily for the radio prep service the Complete Sheet, so there’s a good chance you heard his work while driving to your job this morning. Mike is the co-executive producer and director of the award-winning topical sketch comedy show “Top Story! Weekly” at iO West in Hollywood, and has directed well over 300 sketch shows.
Mike started out in comedy as a member of the sketch group “Haja Fresh”, which also included Simon Helberg of “The Big Bang Theory”, “Drunk History” creator Derek Waters, and Ben Hoffman, better known under his alias country singer Wheeler Walker Jr.
Mike has studied at most of L.A.’s leading comedy schools, including UCB, Groundlings, Second City, the Pack Theater, and the Nerdist School, and has other degrees from fancy schools that he sometimes uses as well.