"Since retiring from national beard competition and starting standup in 2012, Mike has performed weekends at almost every major comedy club in New England ( Comedy Connection in Providence, RI / Nick's Comedy Stop & Laugh Boston / Comix at Mohegan Sun / Headliners Comedy Club in NH ) - getting to work with national acts like Rich Vos, Andy Kindler and Big Jay Oakerson. This was all somehow done while living in the woods of NH and having to drive an average of 4 hours round trip every time he gets on stage. Mike and his beard have also been invited to showcase at Gotham Comedy Club's Vintage Lounge in NYC and perform stand-up in costume with the BIG NAZO Intergalactic Creature Band. In 2015 Mike helped some friends start the Rogue Island Comedy Festival and began touring colleges as the host of Campus Superstar Live. Mike is a proud member of the Planetary Society and hopes to one day die in space."