Posted: November 1st, 2006 By: Comedy Union | No Comments »
The nighttime talk show business had a brand new player when Michael Colyar was on the set. Successfully creating a blend of humor that entertains and informs…he brought a whole new flavor to Late Nite, and created for himself a brand new audience.
Dubbed, The King of Venice Beach, Colyar made his mark in the hearts and minds of his audiences on the Boardwalk of Venice Beach California with his thought-provoking humor. Every Saturday and Sunday for over 9 years he would perform 5 one-hour shows a day to audiences of all ages, races, and backgrounds.
Colyar’s informative and highly entertaining brand of comedy not only demands but guarantees positive response. As “Host” of “Live From LA” , his point blank delivery and razor-sharp insight connected to the guest that joined him on the sofa, as-well-as audiences of all ages, coast to coast.
He is also known to bring the same high energy, perfect delivery, and dynamic stage presence to every show, whether his audience is 55 million cable viewers, or a group of 6 graders…
In September of 1995 the city of Venice California honored Michael Colyar by placing his shoe prints, handprints and money grabber in cement for the new Venice boardwalk to be dedicated in December 2000.
Colyar gained notable attention in 1990 when he was the $100,000 Grand Prize Comedy champion of “Star Search”, the nationally televised talent competition, donating $50,000.00 to homeless charities in the Los Angeles area.
In addition to Hosting “Live From LA”, one of cable televisions most popular talk shows 4 nights a week, Colyar’s had feature roles in numerous films, and TV shows; “Hosted” HBO Def Comedy Jam ; performs at comedy clubs and concert halls; continues to be active in fundraisers and benefits for community and national organizations, and whenever possible, if Colyar is in concert performance, you will find him stopping by a neighborhood school, youth center or homeless shelter, sharing the laughter…practicing what he preaches, “what I give my brother, I give myself”.
Most recently Colyar released his first 1 Hour Video, “ The Michael Colyar Project ”…shot in the projects of several major cities, including Chicago Robert Taylor Homes where Colyar grew up.