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ANNOUNCING MICHAEL PALASCAK'S COMEDY ALBUM RELEASE: THAT ONE THING
Out on Audible Channels January 27th
Wide Release on February 24th
Comedian Michael Palascak's (Pal-a-sack’s) newest album That One Thing comes out on Audible Channels January 27th with a wide release on February 24th. Along with performing on Conan, The Late Show with David Letterman, and The Tonight Show, and The Late Late Show, Michael has a Comedy Central half hour special and most recently advanced to the Top 5 in last season’s Last Comic Standing.
On That One Thing, Michael returns with his trademark, grounded sense of humor that appeals to so many comedy fans. Michael’s jokes are personal and funny, with a positive twist. Opening with jokes about T-Mobile, Spirit Airlines, and his girlfriend, and closing with the title track about witnessing a boy having a meltdown in a waiting room because his dad wouldn't let him play with an iPad, Michael’s likable personality brings his audience to tearful laughter.
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More About Michael Palascak:
Michael Palascak (Pal-a-sack) grew up in the small town of Wabash, Indiana and began his comedy career in Chicago. Onstage he makes fun of true events in his life and the world around him. His stand-up is clean, original, and relatable. From attending his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend’s wedding to his appreciation of bad cell phone reception, Michael’s stories flow through his set seamlessly. He made his network television career with performances on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
His résumé has since grown to include two appearances on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, CONAN, a half- hour special on the inaugural season of Comedy Central’s The Half Hour, and advancing to the Top 5 of NBC's Last Comic Standing. Last Comic judge Roseanne Barr called Michael, "a wonderful comic" and said that his "delivery was fantastic." Keenan Ivory Wayans described Michael's comedy as "very sly, young, kind of dude-ish humor.” Michael would like to thank his family, friends, and Sam Howard for all their love, support, and for reading all the way to the end of his bio even though they already know him.
Michael Palascak (Pal-a-sack) grew up in the town of Wabash, Indiana—The First Electrically Lighted City in the World and childhood home of country music sensation Crystal Gayle. Every night at the dinner table, Michael’s dad would ask if anyone had any good jokes and Michael, the attention-seeking middle child of three boys, would be so enthralled with telling jokes from his joke book, he would eventually have to be limited to one or two per night. From his graveyard weedwacker days to high school football woes, Michael’s childhood and high school years provided him with a very grounded, relatable sense of himself and the world around him. After graduating high school, Michael worked 50 hour weeks in a factory to help pay for college. He operated a machine that manufactured the rear right hand window insulation on Ford Explorers. If you own a Ford Explorer with messed up rear right hand insulation, Michael apologizes. The long hot days of molding rubber made all the hardships of pursuing his stand-up comedy career seem like a huge privilege. While Michael was in college, his parents moved to the suburbs of Chicago and Michael began his comedy career at The Barrel of Laughs Comedy Club in Oak Lawn, IL. The blue collar Southwest Chicago crowds forced Michael to craft funny jokes and deliver them with an authentic confidence and stage presence. To survive he lived at home with his parents—which he talked about onstage to great success. Night after night Michael would travel from bars to billiards halls to coffee houses to comedy clubs in and around Chicago performing his jokes. Eventually, a very talented musician, Stolie, saw a lot of potential and connected him with an agent that booked college shows. Around the same time, Michael won local contests—The Taste of Chicago Sierra Mist Zanies Comedy Challenge, the Chicago region of Comedy Central’s Open Mic Fight, and The Lucky 21—which led to frequently headlining the iconic Chicago club—-Zanies—and also led to his TV debut on Comedy Central. Fueled by original, personal point of views about living at home with his parents, Michael made appearances on both The Late Show with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno within six months of each other—a feat rarely achieved by a new comic. Michael proceeded to move out of his parents’ house and onto the road touring the country performing in colleges and clubs in almost every state. While his act changed with his new surroundings, it maintained it’s connection to humble beginnings. Some of his funniest jokes are about taking discount flights and using cheap cell phone services. While Michael’s comedy seems very mainstream, his delivery and joke writing have an edge which has proven very beneficial for his career. Michael’s joke about terrorists and Catholicism was the deciding factor in advancing him to the finals of last year’s Last Comic Standing. Michael finished in the Top 5 and went on a 75 city tour with the other Top 5 contestants cementing his place in the show’s storied history of talented comics. All of Michael’s tour dates on his website. His short films are here. Follow him on Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook. Every night around 4 am Central Time Michael sings a goodnight song to his followers on Twitter. He would like to thank God, his family, friends, and girlfriend for all their love, support, and for reading all the way to the end of his bio even though they already know him.
That One Thing - Track Listing
Girlfriend’s Ex-Boyfriend’s Wedding
I Love You
American Girl Doll
Rich Girl Poor Girl
Cheese in His Pockets
She Eats Kale / Nasonex
That One Thing