Popular comedian Mike Cannon at McHenry Downtown Theatre Oct. 9
Mike Cannon is a New York City based comedian and a delightful human being. He thinks being a good human being is more important, but for the purposes of this announcement will keep his thoughts focused on comedy. In the summer of 2020, Mike earned critical acclaim for his acting debut as the lead role in the feature film "Timing" on Amazon Prime. In January 2020, Mike independently released his first comedy special called "Life Begins" on his YouTube channel. It garnered an incredible response and earned a spot on Laugh Button's Top 35 Comedy Specials of 2020 list. His second audio album by the same name, was released February 2020 through 800 Pound Gorilla Records and was recognized as one of Interrobang's Top 11 Albums of 2020 as well as one of Sirius/XM Raw Dog Radio's Top 10 Comedy Albums of 2020 . Mike's debut comedy album "I Think It Just Kicked In" released in September of 2017 through 800 Pound Gorilla Records debuted at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts and #7 on Billboard comedy charts and has over 5 million streams on Pandora.
Mike has recently appeared on Barstool Sports as a guest on their popular digital series Friday Night Pints and Answer The Internet, as a guest on Comedy Central's Stupid Questions with Chris Distefano, as a panelist on Comedy Central's The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, as a guest on Doug Benson's Getting Doug with High, an actor on Blake Griffin's Double Cross on TruTV, a talking head on TruTV's Greatest Ever, a sketch performer on TruTV's Top Funniest, a comedian panelist on MTV's Failosophy and MTV's Money From Strangers, as a regular guest on Fox's Red Eye, as a talking head on MSG's The Bracket and has been a contributing writer/performer for MTV2's Guy Code. He is currently a regular guest on several Sirius/XM Radio shows including The Jim Norton and Sam Roberts Show, KFC Radio on Barstool Sports (as well as Barstool Breakfast and Barstool Radio), The Bonfire on Comedy Central Radio, You Up? with Nikkie Glaser on Comedy Central Radio, Bennington and tons of popular podcasts as well as hosting one of his own - Irish Goodbye Podcast.
In March 2017 he made his stand up comedy television debut on AXS Gotham Comedy Live with host and standup comedy icon/first-time standup performer, Fran Drescher. He was also a finalist in the 2016 (and 2014) New York Comedy Festival's "NY's Funniest" contest. Previously Mike hosted a popular weekly web-series called "The Weed News with Mike Cannon" and his conspiracy theory podcast "Deep Inside the Rabbit Hole" as well as the spin-off "Mike and Tim Visit Earth." He was also a co-host of Cosmopolitan Magazine's web-series Sexy vs Skanky and a featured performer on VH1's "Why Am I Still Single?" Mike regularly tours the country, but when he is home in New York City he plays all the major clubs including the Comedy Cellar and New York Comedy Club and is always developing new material. It makes no difference to him whether he's performing in a bar, an elevator (done that twice), trying jokes out on his friends, or bothering strangers on the subway for loose change or a sandwich. Comedy is his life, and he is dedicated to making the majority of you laugh and the rest of you confused, yet oddly satiated. He also isn't sure if he used the word satiated correctly.
Mike Cannon Live Comedy will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at McHenry Downtown Theater, 1208 N. Green St. in McHenry. Tickets are $20, and available at mchenrytheatergiftcard.com.