About Me

So, it’s not always about me. Except on my “About Me” page.

I’m a winner of two regional Emmy awards for having fun on the TV series, Scientastic, that I co-created.  I’ve created and/or written television shows for PBS, Disney XD, BBC, TVO, CBC including Franny’s Feet, Pucca, Turbo Dogs, Endangered Species, the Emmy Award-winning PBS show Zoboomafoo, and the Gemini Nominated CBC show Sketchcom. I’m also a recipient of a Harold Greenberg Award for my screenplay, The New Adventures of Jason and The Argonauts.

I also co- created, story edited and was a writer for the TVO kids’ magic series Spellz, winner of the US International Film and Video Festival in Children’s Programming and a Silver Remi at the Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival. My television series, Brian Paisley In Hell, was a recipient of OMDC funding.

I spent two years as a writer and an on-air humour commentator for CBC news until budget cuts saw me replaced by a tree (true story). I toured Europe and North America with the critically acclaimed sketch comedy troupe, Serious Comedy for Oxymorons. My short stories have appeared in a variety of publications including The Toronto Star.

I was the writer/creator of the website Avery Ant and His One Minute Rant, which was featured on radio shows across North America, on CBC’s The Hour, and in various publications, including The Daily News and The Ottawa Citizen. It also won some awards, including from National Lampoon and CBC. Avery Ant’s illustrious campaign for the job of Pope was immortalized by the Library of Congress as part of the historic collection of Internet materials related to the death of Pope John Paul II and the election of a new Pope.

I’m an Emmy award winning writer, comedy guy, and supplier of cultural artifacts to the Library of Congress.

 

  • Scott hamel

    not bad for a guy who never once got out of bed before noon during 5 (or was it 6?) years of high school. we used to have to go over at lunch to physically drag mikey out of bed. dont know bout you but i am impressed!

    • http://mikethewriterguy.com/ mikethewriterguy

      Haha! I really should set these comments to “moderate.” I’ll let anyone say anything here, it would seem… 😉