A truly sought after comedy mind, extremely in demand at an international level – everyone wants a piece of Michael Legge and his often improvised irreverence and spikey tongue in cheek antics have been put to use on the likes of Sky One’s ‘Street Cred Sudoku’ and MTV’s European Music Awards. The themes in his shows often include the spontaneity of his surroundings. And this live wire performer has funny popping out of him at every opportunity.
He has written for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, MTV, VH1 and other media, and has appeared in numerous venues throughout the UK as well as in Australia, United States, Canada, Singapore, the Netherlands, Germany and Dubai. Legge has also performed warm-up for television shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats, Would I Lie to You? and many others. Before becoming a professional comedian, Legge featured in several TV commercials.
Legge co-founded and performed in the cult comedy sketch show The Real Daniel O’Donnell Show (2007–2008) at The Albany, London. The monthly show featured Legge along with Paul Litchfield and Jeremy Limb of sketch group The Trap and Margaret Cabourn-Smith and Zoe Gardner of The Congress of Oddities, with contributions from Dan Mersh. It also regularly featured stand-up comedian guests and live bands. The Real Daniel O’Donnell Show spawned the 2008 Edinburgh Festival show The Clock Hour.
Legge was nominated for a BAFTA award for his writing on the MTV website of the show The Osbournes and his blog won the 2009 Chortle award for Best Off-Stage Contribution