Michele Balan was one of the four finalists on NBC's 2006 Last Comic Standing IV, and she is "The Last Woman Comic Standing".
Michele is a brash, New York stand-up comedian, and for the past 12 years has been appearing all over the country performing for both Gay and Straight audiences (she is bi-comical!).
Her performances range from the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival to the infamous Friars Club!: From the Dinah Shore Women's Weekend to the Michigan Women's Music Festival; from RSVP cruises to the Aspen Gay Ski week where she headlined with Bruce Vilanch); From the Improv in Los Angeles to Caroline's on Broadway in NYC! She has headlined and hosted many Pride events and Fundraisers.
Michele has shared the stage with Kathy Najimy, Jennifer Holiday, Taylor Dayne, Harvey Fierstein & Nell Carter. Michele has appeared on Comedy Central, USA Network's USA Live and Up All Night, and Lifetime Network.
She has a CD Neurotic by Nature recorded in 1999 at the LA Improv and features Nell Carter singing a parody that Michele wrote. In 2004, Michele released her first DVD LIVE! Just Barely recorded at the famous Joe's Pub (the Public theater, NYC).
" One of the top comedians to look out for in 2004.
" See this high-energy quick-witted comic princess, you and your laughing muscles will be very glad you did!
" We were proud to have you join us in this public television benefit. Our mixed audience truly appreciated the diverse and humorous topics you presented. Needless to say, your skills and timing as a comic are impeccable. You had the audience rolling in the aisles.
" ...want to praise you for your performance at our annual fundraiser, we couldn't have chosen a better headliner!