XLR Lander Radio "Best New Talent" 2011-2012
"Laugh Off!" Comedy Festival 2011-2nd Place
Mike Shea is a jack-of-all-trades from Dayton, OH.
As a comedian, he started performing stand-up in 2005 at the age of 16. Since then he's played to small rooms and massive auditoriums. After a brief hiatus from 2011-2013 to finish college, he returned to the stage and has been going ever since.
Parallel to his comedy career, Mike amassed 10 years of experience in radio, working for numerous college and professional stations around South Carolina.
As an actor, he's been a part of numerous stage productions, most notably in 2012 when he portrayed King Menelaus in The Trojan Women. Through his brother, indie filmmaker Jason Shea, he's appeared in numerous short films, the first being Letters From Roy.
Since 2011, he has written, directed, produced, and starred in five short films of his own. In 2017, his film The Cross at the Gem was nominated for two awards at the Lander University 2WK Short Film Festival. In 2018, he released it's sequel, Monarch.
Mike has a brief stint as a journalist and film critic, working for Examiner.com from 2011 until 2015 when the website was bought out and rebranded.
In 2012, Mike launched his own media company and record label and in 2017 it was relaunched under the name Eventide Entertainment, with which he created his own podcast network. He is the host of two podcasts: Mike Talks Funny and Track Record (with musician Robert Yetter).
Mike currently resides in Dayton, OH with his family where he spends all his free time in the basement trying to make sense of all this.