Born a sharecropper's son, Michael came late to the Comedy table, but not the Dinner table. Long hours spent working in the fields made Michael realize the futility of life on the farm. After leaving for the big city at the tender age of 11, Michael worked the Docks and Wharves of Allentown PA. Since Allentown PA is a land-locked city, work was in short supply. Adopted by a kindly Syrian family and promptly sold to Gypsies, Michael traveled the World, albeit in a shipping container. A stint as a performing Bear was a revelation. And that's when he was bitten, not by the comedy bug, but by a REAL Bear. A real horny Bear. That's another story. Why did Michael write this in the third person? Michael has no idea.