Mike Shea


Stand-up comic/Actor/Host from Dayton, OH

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I’m Mike Shea, and I’m a Geek of All Trades!

I started doing stand-up comedy as a young man in 2005 at the age of 16. Since then I’ve played everything from tiny shows in the corner of a pizza place to the big stages of massive auditoriums. After a brief hiatus from 2011-2013 to finish college, I returned to the stage at The Red Door Tavern in Columbia, SC and I’ve been going strong ever since!

Parallel to my comedy career, I’ve amassed over 10 years of experience in broadcasting, working in radio and television, both on and off the air.

As an actor, I’ve been a part of numerous stage productions, most notably in 2012 when I played the role of King Menelaus in The Trojan Women. Through my brother, indie filmmaker Jason Shea, I made my indie/short film debut in Letters From Roy.

Since 2011, I’ve also written, produced, directed, and starred in five short films of my own. In 2017, I launched my own independent film production project called DMZ Films, through which I’ve produced three short films: The Cross at the Gem, Monarch, and Vanishing Point, which went on to win two awards at the 10th Lander University Film Festival in 2019.

I had a brief stint as a film journalist for Examiner.com from 2011 until 2015 when the website was bought out. In 2019, I began working as a guest contributor for The Cinescape.

I host a podcast channel called The Basement Lounge which hosts a variety of programming ranging from interviews to movie news to cocktail recipes. I’m also a voice actor and producer for the scripted horror podcast, Dead Sirius.

In 2019, I started as a writer for the late night talk show Gem City Tonight.

I currently reside in Dayton, OH. I live in my mom’s basement, which I’ve converted into a fully functional podcast studio, music lab, and overall gross bachelor pad.