Michael Somerville’s First Time
We don’t cross paths much, but when we do, Michael Somerville and I will always catch up – and DRINK! (I think I’m still hungover from our Vegas weekend back in February). From his first time on stage at Notre Dame to multiple Letterman appearances, we discuss how his friends talked him into becoming a comedian and hanging out in Vegas, baby!
Pat House is a nationally-touring comedian based out of Philadelphia. A regular performer in comedy clubs, casinos, and theaters all over the country, Pat has been a choice opener for Sebastian Maniscalco, Tom Segura, and Dan Cummins. He recorded his first album Biggest Thing in 2013, and his latest album Heard Enough Yesterday, hit #1 on the iTunes comedy charts. Both can be heard on iTunes, Amazon, and Pandora.
Michael tried standup comedy on a dare while a student at the University of Notre Dame. He was soon emceeing Fighting Irish pep rallies and growing 70’s style sideburns to do extra work in “Rudy”. Upon graduation, he moved to New York City and took a job in advertising but, when his neck became irritated from shaving every day, retired to pursue comedy full time. His first job was dancing in a pink bear suit at a Bar Mitzvah. He was hooked.
Since then Michael has carved a unique niche in entertainment. A comedian, TV host, writer, advice guru, there isn’t much he doesn’t do. Michael wrote and hosted the reality show “Wingman”, imparts humorously insightful advice on the Hallmark Channel and has performed standup on The Late Show with David Letterman four times. He also serves as a panelist on various programs for VH1, Bravo and The History Channel and spent three years as Glamour Magazine’s renowned dating columnist “Jake”.
Michael has hosted shows for Nickelodeon, Starz and Encore and contributed to numerous publications from Time Magazine to Maxim. His albums “Welcome to Somerville” “Handsomely Disheveled” “No Sudden Movements” play in regular rotation on satellite radio.
In his free time, Michael likes sleeping late and fettuccini, and loathes the sound of honking horns. While generally convivial, he is most fun after coffee.