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NYC Comedian

Mike Lemme

Mike Lemme is a creator of experimental theater, who moonlights as a comedian, writer, director, and producer. In August 2022, Lemme will bring his two new plays, Healing+, for which he received a standing ovation for at the Kraine Theater in New York City, and Bathroom of a Bar on Bleecker, to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world. This will be Lemme’s second time at the Fringe but first as a solo performer, playwright, and director. 

 

Known for putting on shows in unique locations, Lemme has previously sold-out shows inside tiny co-working spaces in London, Rome, and Austin, Texas, where he develops new material while sitting around a conference table with complete strangers. At the beginning of the pandemic, Mike turned his bedroom into a theater for his cult-classic zoom series, ‘Talking Privately.’ These zooms shows inspired Mike to continue to produce his own shows instead of trying the traditional approach of breaking into local comedy clubs.  

 

A former intern for Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon, Lemme has also warmed-up studio audiences for ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ and had a short story published in The New York Times. 

 

In 2016, Lemme self-funded a 15 night residency at the UNDER St. Marks Theater in New York City, which he turned into his first stand-up film, Help Wanted. The special show revolves around Lemme’s painful childhood in the suburbs and finding hope in New York City. 

What People Say About Mike
Tropical Leaves

BroadWay World

“It is wonderful when a show can be funny, contemplative and raw all at the same time, and Lemme has captured all of the above perfectly.”

Festival Performer

2019, 2022

2015, 2018, 2022

2021

2021

2019

2015

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Frigid New York

Elgin Fringe Festiva

FringeArts in Philadelphia

The Legendary St. Marks Comedy Festival

FringePVD in Providence, Rhode Island

Interesting Facts

  • Gave a one-year notice for quitting job as a temp.

  • First roommates in NYC were a married couple found on Craigslist.

  • Performed stand-up naked a handful of times at ImprovBoston in mid-20’s.