Michael Batts grew up in Hempstead NY, a ghetto so poor even the rats were on welfare. It was there that Batts first learned to make people laugh. Then in the 7th grade, Michael moved from the New York City projects to a small town called Seymour, Indiana. This marked the first time Michael ever saw white people in real life. Before that, he had only seen them only on National Geographic. But Michael really enjoyed the move to Seymour because he could make up black holidays just to cut class.
During high school, Batts made himself at home in Indiana, leading his Fighting Owls football team to the State Finals while being named the best personality in his class. In fact, he liked Indiana so much, that he accepted a full scholarship to Indiana University, where he was the only true freshman to start in a Big Ten game that year. His sights were set on the NFL until he was blinded-sided with nine surgeries. But this could not keep him down. Batts joined the Kelly School of Business, one of the top rated programs in America. Through all the surgeries and physical rehabilitation, Batts found time to graduate with a BA in Computer Information Systems and a minor in Speech Communication.
After College, Batts joined the 10th largest accounting firm in America focusing his talents on computer consulting. He traveled to clients all over the country; however, he found he needed more than his 9 to 5 job. Football had placed Michael in front of millions of people, but now his only audience was his secretary. So, on his birthday Michael performed at an open mic night a Crackers Comedy Club in Indianapolis just to see if he would like it. Well, he loved it and the crowd loved him. He found an audience again, except this time they didn't cheer, they laughed and laughed hard.
Batts started branching out and doing guest spots at local clubs while visiting clients in different states. Soon club owners let Batts do spots whenever he was in town doing business. Batts quickly developed a loyal fan following and became one of the hottest performers in the Midwest. Today, Michael Batts lives in Los Angeles where he is regarded as one of the most talented young comics around. He regularly performs at the top clubs as well as corporate functions, college gatherings, and even concerts. His widely acclaimed stage presence, unique writing style, and clever wit, made Michael Batts one of the most talked about newcomers in the comedy field. So catch a star in the making, you will be glad you did.