Felicia Michaels -- Voted in 1999 as the Funniest Female Comic by the American Comedy Awards, has been entertaining audiences with her unique blend of provocative humor since the early 90s. With tongue figuratively in cheek, she has been exploring such topics as the dynamics of the female/male relationship, "dirty thoughts," and the proliferation of the sensual feminist.
Arriving in Hollywood with $40 dollars to her name, Michaels was soon honing her skills at the Comedy Store where she became a regular. Abandoning a string of "day jobs," she quickly started supporting herself via stand-up work, performing across the country on college campuses and "A-room" comedy clubs. She has appeared on such cable networks as MTV, E&E, Comedy Central, VH1 and Showtime, and not to mention such networks as NBC, ABC and FOX, and was also a Comedy Grand Champion on Star Search.
Playing with and defying stereotypes, Michaels initially presented herself on stage as the quintessential dumb blonde. But after several years of telling jokes in her high heels, she came to the conclusion that if she spent more time writing jokes than blow drying and maintaining her dried out blond tresses, her monologue would soon be filled with stronger more insightful reflections, it became apparent that intellect and wit are alive and well in this soft spoken talent. She has raised eyebrows by refusing to allow her gender tame her material.
An Army brat who was used to moving about Michaels never flinched when it came to the rigorous travel schedule that a stand-up career demands. 1997-1998 were whirlwind years While keeping up with a 25 week a year road habit, Michaels not only managed to have her first comedy CD released, but did a stint at NYU Film School, worked as an Assistant Director on a feature film and with time left over managed to make her writing and directing debut with the short film "In The Weeds, which received a CINE EAGLE AWARD.
1999 was also a very busy year, as Michaels was not only nominated for an American Comedy Award for the second year in a row, but also managed to win the award itself. Presently Michaels is not only putting the finishing touches on her latest film project, "Linda California," but also getting ready to release her second comedy CD. All this while she maintains a healthy presence on the comedy circuit.
A friends dare prompted Michaels, at the age of nineteen, to make her way to the stage. Little did she know that this would lead her down the path of a colorful and fulfilling career. Today, she hopes that when audiences see her perform theyll think, "Wow, what a mouth from a girl in such sensible shoes." She does however once in a while hear, "Thank-god, she finally got rid of the Farrah Fawcett hairdo."