Darcy Michael

Darcy Michael is a Canadian actor and stand-up comedian, best known for his role in the Canadian television sitcom Spun Out.[1]

Darcy Michael
Born
NationalityCanadian
Occupationfilm and television actor, comedian
Known forSpun Out, One Skinny Bitch

CareerEdit

Nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award in 2010 for his appearance at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, he filmed his own half-hour special for The Comedy Network series Comedy Now! the same year.[2] His career as a comedian significantly took off with his 2012 comedy special One Skinny Bitch, which was released as a direct download and in DVD format.[3] The special, taped at Yuk Yuk's in Toronto, Ontario,[3] centred in part on his experience losing over 120 pounds after a health scare.[3] Around the same time, he also filmed several episodes of a proposed talk show, The Skinny, interviewing guests including Alan Thicke, Caroline Rhea, Judy Gold, David Steinberg and Harland Williams.[4]

In 2014, he was a finalist in Sirius XM Canada's Top Comic competition,[5] and received a second Canadian Comedy Award nomination as Best Breakout Artist.[5]

He has also performed at the Halifax Comedy Festival,[2] Just for Laughs,[2] Calgary Pride,[5] Vancouver Pride[5] and Toronto Pride,[6] appears frequently on the CBC Radio One comedy series The Debaters and the Comedy Network edition of Match Game, and has had several stage roles in theatre productions in Vancouver.

In 2016 he released his latest album Family Highs.[7]

In 2018, he was the first comedian to release a 60-minute stand up special on CraveTV. Produced by Just for Laughs the special Darcy Michael Goes to Church was called "the queer stand up special you've been waiting for" by Now Magazine.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Originally from Pickering, Ontario,[9] he is currently based in Ladner, British Columbia.[1] Openly gay,[6] he lives with his husband Jeremy Baer and their daughter.[6]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Numb Video store clerk
2011 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Convenience store customer
2011 Lloyd the Conqueror Unicorn
2013 Rapture-Palooza Second Wraith
2014 Date and Switch Customer

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Reaper Roger Episode "Leon"
2009 The Assistants Clerk Episode "The Addiction"
2010 Life Unexpected Engineer Episode "Criminal Incriminated"
2011 Endgame Ben Episode "Gorillas in Our Midst"
2014 Spun Out Gordon Woolmer Main character
2018 This Blows Detective Tanenbaum

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Comedian Darcy Michael stays down to earth". The Georgia Straight, September 15, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Vancouver comedian Darcy Michael, “really good bull—-ter”". The Province, December 11, 2011.
  3. ^ a b c "Darcy Michael talks weight loss, family and sexuality in stand-up show". Vancouver Observer, June 10, 2012.
  4. ^ "Laughs available online". Delta Optimist, May 11, 2012.
  5. ^ a b c d "Ladner comedian Darcy Michael to perform at Rogers Arena". Delta Optimist, September 19, 2014.
  6. ^ a b c "Darcy Michael: Queer comic has lost lots of weight – and gained new material". Now, June 28, 2012.
  7. ^ "Ladner comedian Darcy Michael isn’t hiding his Pride". The Georgia Straight, July 27, 2016,
  8. ^ Sumi, Glenn (2018-03-27). "Darcy Michael Goes To Church is the queer stand-up special you've been praying for". NOW Magazine. Retrieved 2018-11-06.
  9. ^ "Darcy Michael: Yuk Yuk's headliner Darcy Michael gets laughs even with a less-than-ideal weeknight crowd". Now, February 11, 2012.

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