Michael Delaney

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Michael Delaney has been a member of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater since its inception in 1998, where he has performed, written and directed countless scripted and improvised shows. He is a founding member of The Swarm and The Stepfathers, he also performs in Gravid Water and ASSSCAT.

Acting: Late Night With Seth Meyers, The Mr. Show Experience with Bob & David, Veep, The Other Guys, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Onion Movie, Onion News Network, SNL, Human Giant, Will Ferrell’s You’re Welcome America, A Final Night With George W. Bush on Broadway, performer on Late Night With Conan O'Brien 1999 - 2009, Upright Citizens Brigade on Comedy Central. 

Directing: UCB Theater NY’s Maude Night (sketch night) 2013 - 2019, Door to Door Comedian, Brian McCann's Leisure Hour, Small Men (Time Out NY pick best sketch show 2013), Peter Gwinn's The Confidence Ladder, June Rafael & Casey Wilson's Rode Hard and Put Away Wet (USCAF, Aspen), John Ross Bowie's Paid to Stand Around, Naked Babies; Emotional Stuntmen, Matt Dwyer's Harmful If Swallowed, Respecto Montalban, Marooned, The Cadillac of Nightmares, Regina, Gosforth's Fete at Atlantic Theater. TV series The Edge with Jake Sasseville, Security Questions (short), The Stakeout (short), The UCB Dispach (web series).

IMDB page for more: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0216320/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

Workshops: Second City Chicago, Philly Imrov Theatre, Under The Gun Theater, Palm Beach State College, University of Southern California, The Harlem Globetrotters, among others.

Current house director, head teacher in long form improvisation, head teacher in sketch comedy writing at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, NY

Former Artistic Director - UCB Theater, NY

Adjunct, Comedy Writing - Columbia University Grad Film Dept. 

Writer/actor - The Onion News Network

Mentor - University of Southern California MFA Mentor Program

Board Member - Upright Citizens Brigade Theater

"Improv fans revere him as one of the best in the country for a very good reason." - Time Out NY

Delaney has trained generations of comedy writers and actors including Kristen Bartlett (SNL, Full Frontalwith Samantha Bee), Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex Girlfriend), Emmy Blotnick (Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The President Show), D’Arcy Carden (The Good Place), Maggie Carey (Brooklyn Nine Nine, The To Do List) Neil Casey (The President Show, Inside Amy Schumer, SNL), Dan Chamberlain (Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon), Jessica St Clair (Playing House, Review), Stuart Cornfeld (The Elephant Man, Zoolander, Tropic Thunder), Katie Dippold (The Heat, Ghostbusters), Sal Gentile (Late Night with Seth Meyers), Chris Gethard (The Chris Gethard Show), Fran Gillespi (SNL), Donald Glover (Community, Atlanta), Hallie Haglund (The Daily Show) Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) Mindy Kaling (The Office, The Mindy Project), Chris Kelly (SNL, Other People), Ellie Kemper (The Office, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Julie Klausner (Difficult People), Bobby Moynihan (SNL), Adam Pally (Happy Endings, The Mindy Project), Zhubin Parang (The Daily Show), Lennon Parham (Veep, Playing House), Aubrey Plaza, (Parks and Rec, Legion), Marika Sawyer (SNL), Ben Schwartz (Parks and Rec, House of Lies), Mike Scollins (Late Night with Seth Meyers), Tracey Wigfield (30 Rock, Great News), Casey Wilson (SNL, Happy Endings), Michele Wolf (The Daily Show, Late Night With Seth Meyers), Zach Woods (The Office, Silicon Valley).

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