Mike Vecchione is an Italian-American comedian and actor whose stand-up has been described as “rapid-fire delivery, swiftly moving from joke to joke and hitting his punch lines like a boxer working a speed bag.” Mike has made numerous appearances on The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, Netflix, SiriusXM and more. Based in New York City, Mike headlines all across America as well as internationally.
In 2021, Mike was the first comedian back after the pandemic in studio for a live audience at The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon – his fifth stand up set on the show.
In 2020, Mike was on the big screen alongside Pete Davidson in the Judd Apatow directed movie The King of Staten Island,Netflix’s The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show and appeared on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon for a fourth time.
In 2019, Mike appeared on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon for a third time and had numerous appearances on Comedy Central’s This Week At The Comedy Cellar.
In 2018, Mike appeared on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon for a second time, did Montreal’s Just For Laughs for a third time and released his second comedy album, The Worst Kind of Thoughtful which was named comedy album of the year by Vulture and SiriusXM.
In 2017, Mike appeared on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon and in two episodes of TruTV’s Comedy Knockout.
In 2015, Mike appeared on Conan on TBS and Inside Amy Schumer.
In 2014, Mike appeared on Comedy Underground with Dave Attell on Comedy Central, was again a semi-finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen. He also released his first comedy album, Muscle Confusion.
In 2010, Mike won the People’s Choice Award for the New York Comedy Festival, was a semi-finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and was selected to perform at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival (New Faces). Later that year, Mike went on to perform on the Tonight Show starring Jay Leno and shot his own Half Hour Special for Comedy Central.
At the end of 2003, Mike moved to New York City. He has appeared on Comedy Centrals Live at Gotham, Comedy Centrals Fresh Face Debates, and Russell Simmons Presents: Stand Up at the El Rey Theatre. Mike also had a guest appearance on the IFC hit show Z Rock.
Mike Vecchione was born in Youngstown, Ohio and graduated High School in Boca Raton, Florida. He played football and placed second in the 1991 AAA state wrestling tournament. He attended Pennsylvania State University where he earned a bachelors degree in Criminal Justice and went on to receive a Master’s degree in Special Education from Cabrini College in Pennsylvania. Mike has worked as a counselor and Special Education teacher in the Philadelphia area.