Mike Dugan was living in Vermont and training for a ski racing career when he hit a tree at 30 miles an hour and blew out his knees.He turned his energies to his talent for making people laugh and began his rise through the New York comedy club circuit in the 1980's.
Since then he has had a successful career which has included stints writing for television shows. He is a former winner of the prestigious San Francisco International Stand-up Comedy Competition and has won an EMMY Award for his writing work on 'Dennis Miller:Live' on HBO.
Dugan's numerous television appearances include 'The Tonight Show' with both Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, 'Evening at the Improv', 'Comic Strip Live', MTV and VH-1. He has also traveled the U.S. opening for performers such as Roy Orbison, Chuck Berry, Ricki Lee Jones and Harry Belafonte.
The San Francisco Chronicle describes Dugan's appeal as, "An innate charm and sincerity on stage, an absolutely natural acting talent ... his material is both intelligent and appealing."
Mike has spent the summer of 2000 at San Francisco's Marsh Theatre developing and performing his one man show "Men Fake Foreplay" to both audience and critical acclaim. "The show's a reassessment of modern manhood" says Dugan, "and about the need for men to be more considerate of women and how we don't hear that voice anywhere today."
After a trip to England Mike intends to head for New York to stage the show, which the San Francisco Bay Times has described as, "A Funny incisive one-man journey to enlightenment".