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Michael Cruz Kayne    

Comedian, Actor & Writer

If you use a television, you may have seen Michael on High Maintenance, Late Night With Seth Meyers, or The Chris Gethard Show. If you use your ears, you can hear him in two upcoming Audible series: 64th Man with John Cena and Holiday Greetings from Sugar and Booze with Ana Gasteyer. Other recent credits include starring in the digital series Short Term Rental (best actor, Stareable Fest) and the soon to be released short Papercop.

Michael was a Creative Consultant for Billy On The Street and wrote for @midnight's pilot presentation. A pilot he co-wrote and starred in, Good Dads, was recently screened at NYTVF. Along with D'Arcy Carden, he co-wrote and starred in Terrible Babysitters, a webseries that featured Abbi Jacobson, Nicole Byer, Lennon Parham and more, and was part of SXSW's Comedy line-up. Michael performs stand up and improv across New York. He is the host of the popular monthly show The Exhibition which boasts consistently sold out crowds at Public Arts.

Michael regularly performs improv with ASSSSCAT, What I Did For Love, and Baby Wants Candy. On the web, he's been in web videos for The New Yorker, Nerdist, Improv Everywhere, Funny Or Die, Above Average, reddit, and College Humor. At UCB he directed the two-person musical Fucking Identical Twins which is now in development at 20th Century Fox.

Michael was the founder of The Ally Program, a diversity initiative at the Upright Citizens Brigade that identified talented and motivated UCB students, offering them mentors and free workshops.

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