Comedy: The Road Less Traveled has received two Official Best of Fest (OBOF) awards in the Films to Inspire and Films to Make You Laugh categories. By way of its vast network of film festival curators from the world's top festivals, Official Best of Fest sees the majority of films completed each year through the film festival submission process and seeks to identify the top 5% made in each a category. Winning an OBOF award seal lets the consumer know that this is a film and filmmaker to watch.
Headliner, comedian Michael Jr. has performed on notable television shows like The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Comedy Central and Jimmy Kimmel Live and has performed on the top comedy club stages all over the country. But it is his compassion for the hurting that took him to his most prominent stages. In his critically acclaimed directorial debut Comedy: The Road Less Traveled, Michael makes you laugh hysterically and simultaneously reminds you to be a better person.
Comedy: The Road Less Traveled is a documentary that illustrates the complexity of performing comedy in a prison, a home for abused children, an HIV treatment center and for the homeless in Los Angeles and how laughter unites people in a common understanding. Michael's unique and uncompromising perspective on giving laughter is life changing. This behind the scenes portrait is a thought provoking journey into the realities facing a broken community and their need to feel human again.
Comedy: The Road Less Traveled has been featured and used for focus groups at many venues across the country hoping to inspire people to take action in their communities, and it's working. People who see this film are motivated to help their community's most vulnerable people and improving their quality of life.
* About "Official Best of Fest"
OBOF is a cutting edge organization that employs an army of curators who attend the world's top film festivals on the lookout for the best of the best undistributed shorts and features.
It's the ultimate international great film find fed by the world's best film festival programmers. The most well-written, subversive, innovative independent films only appear at a select few of the world's film festivals, likely to never enjoy wide distribution. How is the public ever supposed to wade through it all to find the diamonds in the rough? Not everyone can just hop on a plane to catch Sundance, Cannes, or Toronto. OBOF's team of industry professionals is up to the task of doing the dirty work for everyone.
Funny for a Reason CD includes these 17 hilarious audio tracks:
Intro Michael Jr. * Dating * My Start in Comedy * A Job * At the Airport * James * Bottled Water * Community College * We Different * Autos Talking * Being Dad * Prize Patrol * Los Angeles Club * Just Jogging * MJ - I was Wondering * A Professional * The Reason
Michael's unique comedic approach is proven extremely appealing to diverse audiences across the country. Powerful, clever, refreshing, and captivating. Michael wields his art effortlessly. His style is subtle yet hilarious, constantly catching the audience off-guard with humor found in everyday experiences. His humor is truly "another brand of comedy."
About Michael Jr.:
Comedian George Wallace offered Michael Jr. his first break when he took him to the legendary Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, home of Jay Leno and The Tonight Show staff. The club's owner slipped Michael onstage…and a week later Michael was performing at the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal, where he became the first comedian to ever appear live via satellite on The Tonight Show. That performance catapulted Michael's career and has resulted in additional appearances on The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, TV One, The Late, Late Show, BET, Jim my Kimmel Live, SiTV, and The Byron Allen Show. His clean comedy has earned him national crossover appeal giving him a platform on both church and comedy club stages. It is this versatility that has enabled Michael to author a children's book - The Parts We Play and to have made his directorial debut with Comedy: The Road Less Traveled.
Some notable articles about Michael Jr.:
• "Humor for the hurting. Comedian Michael Jr. is taking his routine to those who
most need to laugh... the down and out, the lost and lonely."
Mark Morning - Christianity Today. Click Here to see Article
• "Laughter that moves you"
Cornerstone Connection Christian Magazine. Click Here to see Article
Michael Jr. has appeared on:
• Starring: Michael Jr.
• Format: 1 DVD, Color, Stereo, Region 0 (Compatible Worldwide), NTSC
• Running Time: 69 Minutes plus Bonus Features
• Format: 1 CD - 17 Tracks
• Language: English
• UPC: 804671121121