Michael is a standup comic from L.E.S Manhattan. As the youngest child of seven, he’s been the source of comic relief since diapers. Growing up with much older siblings, Che became familiar with standup comedy at a very young age, watching Bill Cosby, Eddie Murphy, and Damon Wayans specials. However, it wasn’t until he attended LaGuardia Music & Performing Arts High School, that he realized performing could be a future career. As a performer, Michael Che sites Patrice O’Neal, Dave Chappelle, George Carlin and Richard Pryor as his biggest influences. He appreciates performers that can identify humanity – even in the most controversial actions – and convey it to the audience with humor, which is the same approach he takes with his comedy. Che has been featured in the NY Times, the NY Comedy Festival, and was selected as one of Comedy Central’s “Comics To Watch 2011″.