Who Is Michael McDaniel

There are rare opportunities in a lifetime when you come across a talented artist with natural skills and abilities. Such as the case for Veteran Comedian Michael McDaniel.


Native Detroiter McDaniel has performed to capacity crowds in various cities and states for over a decade. His unprecedented comedic style has brought audiences to their feet with his impeccable timing, delivery, raw, edgy, and creative material.

As an actor, comedian, voice-over artist and impressionist he recalls his humble beginnings as a comedic performer in the metropolitan Detroit high school talent shows. Given the ability to make  young adults laugh was confirmation for his destined and chosen career.

He is quoted as saying, "I remember looking at all those teenagers giving me a standing ovation. At that moment I knew I was doing something more than telling jokes. I was connecting to the soul of the audience and I loved it.

Since then, he has shared the stage with celebrated comedians; Lewis Black, Brandon T. Jackson, Dave Coulier, Mike Epps, Tony Roberts, David Alan Grier & Donnell Rawlings of the Dave Chappelle Show to name a few. 

Because of his uncanny ability to capture the tone and diction of celebrity artist and politician's voices he has been quickly labeled in the industry as “the guy with the golden copy cat voice.” His impressions range from Dave Chappelle, Denzel Washington, Dr. Phil, President Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Jim Carrey, Pastor Marvin Winans, Gospel Artist Donnie McClurkin, R, Kelly, John Legend, Teddy Pendergrass and a whole arsenal of various performers!

Michael, a student of Second City  has a passion for sketch & improv comedy. His split second interpretation  to engage spectators with no scripts, memorized dialogue or rehearsed scenes are a true testimony to his authentic creativity and mastery.

His recently released anticipated DVD entitled "Out of My Mind" was performed to a standing room only venue held at the illustrious Charles H. Wright Museum in Detroit, Michigan. He was given rave reviews and accolades by various media and critics in attendance.

Michael is now incorporating music projects to his works. In 2013, Michael will release several projects showcasing his growth & range as an artist to be reconded with.  Also, keep your eyes open for Michael's first feature film, Pawn Shop, also starring Garrett Morris, Joe Torry, Renaldo Rey & Deelishis London Charles.