One of Canada’s brightest comedic performers has had an interesting and eventful rise to the comedy stage. Recently undergoing a complete transformation, Darcy Michael has lost over 100 pounds…. This life alteration has worked its way into Darcy’s onstage material, and one of his projects: his comedy talk show “The Skinny with Darcy Michael.” Darcy’s guests on the insightful and hilarious included Alan Thicke, Caroline Rhea, Judy Gold, David Steinberg, Harland Williams and many more. Networks hated the show, so now it just sits on a shelf somewhere, along with so many of Darcy’s other dreams (like skydiving with his cats….so many rules apparently.)
In January 2013 Darcy filmed a sitcom pilot for CTV called “Spun Out” alongside Dave Foley, Paul Campbell and JP Manoux. Another notable project for the busy comedian is the online release of Darcy’s Stand Up Special titled “Darcy Michael: One Skinny Bitch“. It is available online, after its premiere as an official selection at the 2012 Bootleg Film Festival. Darcy will also be touring this year across Canada. With his signature approach of high-energy yet laid-back style, Darcy delivers jam-packed comedy to an equally energized audience.
Widely considered to be one of our country’s fastest rising stars, Darcy has worked alongside many comedian greats, including Harland Williams, Kids in the Hall, Craig Robinson, Mike Smith, Debra DiGiovanni and Matthew Perry. Pegged by the Montreal Gazette as one of their favourites at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, Darcy was nominated for a 2010 Canadian Comedy Award for Best Televised Performance. Darcy went on to film his first national stand up special for CTV & the Comedy Network which originally aired in June 2010. His edgy but personable approach has won him appearances at the Global Comedy Festival, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and regular appearances on CBC Radio’s ‘The Debaters.‘
Other exciting projects on the horizon for Darcy includes the upcoming films “Rapturepalooza”, a hilarious comedy starring Craig Robinson, and the sequel to the Christmas classic “A Christmas Story,” which comes out December 2012. Darcy has appeared in many television series and movies including “Gay Dude”, “Lloyd the Conqueror”, “End Game”, “Dairy of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules”, “Life Unexpected”, “The Assistants”, “Reaper” and “Numb”.
The comedian currently resides in Ladner, BC, with Jeremy, his husband of 8 years, their teenage daughter, and two “adorably fat kitties.” If Darcy isn’t on stage or filming, he can probably be found tending to his garden….where he grows “vegetables.”
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