I always loved writing," says Young,
the son of retired teacher Gail Young
Mike Young stands up for himself,
and the late Sam Young. "I decided
which means he does standup come-
to try being a comedian after seeing
dy about himself.
Eddie Murphy being really funny"
The comic, a 35-year-old single who
Young's move to Los Angeles gave
moved from Michigan to California
him lots of clubs to try out his jokes,
eight years ago, gives a humorist's
and his highest-price
point of view to dating,
booking — a private
hanging out with buddies
party for motivational
and sometimes just get-
speaker Tony Robbins.
ting through the day.
He signed a television
As he looks at his expe-
development deal with
riences with a fimny per-
the WB network after
spective, he gets a little
appearing at the Just for
nervous thinking about his
Laughs Comedy Festival
upcoming booking in his
home state. He will be
"I had my bar mitzvah
billed as a headliner for
at Temple Israel, but
the first time Thursday-
right now my only
Saturday, May 29 31, at
Mark Ridley's Comedy
dating Jewish girls," says
Casde in Royal Oak.
Young, who has made
"Home is where I want to be my
his first recording, Droppin' Bombs,
best," says Young, whose routine has
on his own label, Red Leaf Records,
developed through stints as the open-
named after the Southfield street
ing act for two Comedy Central stars,
where he lived.
Dave Atell and Dave Chappelle. "I get
"I'm not a dirty comedian," he
a great kick out of making people
says, but I am edgy."
laugh, and I sure want that to happen
— Suzanne Chessler
at the Comedy Castle."
Young, who grew up in Southfield,
Mike Young performs 8 p.m.
graduated from Southfield-Lathrup
Thursday and 8 and 10:30 p.m.
High School and the University of
Friday and Saturday, May 29-
Arizona, where he studied writing for
31, at Mark Ridley's Comedy
- TV and film. His original dream was
Castle, 269 E. Fourth St., in
to script movies.
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