The iconic funnyman, actor and author Michael Colyar stops by KTLA 5 to talk about his new book, Michael Goes Motivational, upcoming summer comedy special on Venice Beach and longevity in the entertainment industry.
As one of the most respected stand-up comedians in the entertainment business, Michael Colyar specializes in observational humor which stems directly from his own personal experiences and people he has come across in life.
Through his quick wit and hilarious style of comedy, Michael is among the top observational comedians which include: Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart, Margaret Cho, Wanda Skye, Paul Mooney, Dave Chappelle, and Chris Rock to name a few.
Over a span of 33-plus years, Michael has built his television and film career working with such luminaries as the late John Singleton and Bernie Mac. He is also known for his work with Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence, Cedric The Entertainer, Oprah Winfrey and many more.
Michael Colyar is a native of Chicago who made his mark as “The King of Venice Beach.” For nine years, he performed five shows a day, leaving a positive imprint on the crowd with his thought-provoking humor. As his hard work begun paying off and with his comedic star on the rise, he was honored by the city of Venice by placing his shoe and hand prints as well as his money grabber in cement of the new Venice Boardwalk.
Colyar gained national attention after capturing the Grand Prize Comedy championship and $100,000 on the popular television show “Star Search.” He donated half of his winnings to homeless charities in the Los Angeles area. And continues to give back to this day.
As “The Original Host” of “BET Live From LA”, his point blank delivery and razor-sharp insight deeply connected to its over 55 million viewers coast to coast.
Michael Colyar is the author of three books: A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the White House, Miss Innocent Goes to Kool Skool and Other Silly Stuff and Michael Goes Motivational.
Michael plans to do his comedy special on Venice Beach this summer where he gained legendary status as “The King of Venice Beach.”
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