Michael Davis

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In 2011 the Intl. Jugglers Association honored Michael Davis with the Historic Achievement Award for his contributions as a creative force in the world of variety entertainment. This is just the latest accolade in a career that for over thirty years has influenced a whole generation of comedy and variety artists.

This deadpan comedian has been compared to a modern Jack Benny and according to the New York Times, “is the funniest juggler since W.C.Fields.” He has performed throughout the world and given command performances for seven Presidents and the Queen of England. He was personally chosen by Frank Sinatra to be his opening act in Las Vegas and has also opened for Shirley MacLaine and Julio Iglesias for his triumphant American debut.

Michael’s meteoric rise began after he received a Drama Desk Award nomination and a Theatre World Award for Best Featured Actor in the Broadway show “Sugar Babies,” starring Mickey Rooney and Ann Miller. Michael became the subject of a 20/20 biography and was interviewed by Dick Cavett.

Michael has been featured in three Broadway shows, two successful shows staged in Great Britain, and over 50 TV shows. His most recognized shows were a “Tonight Show,” now featured on the popular “The Best of Carson” DVD collection, six “Saturday Night Live” shows featuring Eddie Murphy. That gave them something to talk about since, as an actor and staff writer for the NBC prime-time series “The News is the News,” Newsweek Magazine reviewed Michael as ‘the funniest person on TV since Eddie Murphy”.

As a writer, actor and director Michael created his own highly acclaimed Cinemax Comedy special, been utilized for television commercials, like the 5 he wrote and starred in for Nokia, and also a slew of very successful industrial films for clients such as Steelcase, The Houston Chronicle and Honeywell.

Most recently Michael has written, directed and performed in the hit show Teatro Zinzanni in San Francisco and Seattle. Michael Davis continues to entertain families, and corporate audience with clean, smart, unique jokes and skill. He is presently working on a new show that features a number of variety performers in a very entertaining show filled with fun, food, and frivolity.