XLR Lander Radio "Best New Talent" 2011-2012, Zero Hour
"Laugh Off!" Comedy Festival 2011-2nd Place
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, my film The Cross at the Gem was nominated for two awards at the Lander University 2WK Short Film Festival. In 2018, I released it’s sequel Monarch, which debuted at that years iteration of the Lander University 2WK Short Film Festival, and went on to have a commercial premier at The Neon indie film theater in Dayton, OH.
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.
In 2017, I launched my own media company & record label called Eventide Entertainment along with my friend and business partner, Robert Yetter. Through this company, I created my own podcast network. I host two podcasts on this network: Mike Talks Funny, a late-night talk show podcast, and Track Record, a music discussion and review podcast.
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.