A stand-up steamroller. The fine point of wry, slightly demented charm. - Now Magazine
The pretty package that makes the ugly business of comedy digestible to the American public. - Toronto Star
With appearances on CBS’ The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, Comics Unleashed. Starz, Disney Channel, Teen Nick, Nickelodeon, Lifetime, performances at sold-out clubs and theaters, and two of his own prime time stand-up comedy specials, comedian, screenwriter and author Michael Gelbart is a force to be reckoned with. He has an audience-friendly approach, with material that is completely unique and crowd work that is second to none. His debut novel The Other Oprahs has been called “hilariously inspiring.”
Michael Gelbart started his comedy career in high school and continued through college while majoring in broadcasting. After graduating, he landed his own prime-time CBC special, his first national exposure showcasing his abilities as a performer and writer. A second special followed on CTV/Comedy Network, with both airing on Comedy Central, as well as offers in TV and film. He was a writer and later head writer of the Canadian Screen Awards (formerly the Geminis), wrote dozens of episodes of sitcoms and animated series for Starz, Teen Nick, Cartoon Network, and Disney, while contributing to full seasons as creative consultant and in one case, playing himself as lead guest character. As a screenwriter, he has written five pilots and eight features, four of which have been optioned. He wrote and co-starred in the holiday movie "A Very Cool Christmas" which airs annually on Lifetime. His CDs "Hello Comedy Lovers" and "14 Smash Hits" can be heard frequently on Sirius XM.
Michael performs all over North America, dividing his time between the US and Canada. His latest special "All New Smash Hits" was completed in June 2017.