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Mike Oquendo is the creator, producer and host of The Mikey O Comedy Show which produces over 80 shows a year in the Chicagoland area and across the Country. Mikes show have  been featured on Telemundo, WGN-TV, Univision, The TBS “Just for Laughs Festival”, People en Español, Broadway World and the Chicago Tribune.  Mike is especially proud of 3 notable milestones in his career: serving on the Board of Governors for the National Academy of the Recording Arts and Sciences which created the very first Latin Grammy Awards; being a concept contributor on 3 HBO Latino specials; and, lastly, creating his Community Partner Nights which raise over $80,000 annually for Local Non-Profits. Mike is one of only a handful of Latinos to have trained in New York’s “Commercial Theater Institute” and his productions have been seen in Theaters in Florida, New York and Connecticut. His public speaking credits include the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus, the Federal Reserve and the Illinois Institute of Technology; his recent documentary about the effects of violence on inner city moms was recently featured on Telemundo and WGN and will air on WTTW in the fall.

 

 Recent school and corporate events:

 

    Iowa State University
    Southern Illinois University
    University of Florida
    Northeastern University
    Emerson College, Boston
    Loyola University
    Ernst & Young
    McDonald’s
    BMO Harris
    International Latino Cultural Center
    Hispanic National Bar Association
    Latin American Police Association
    Chase Bank
    Tampico Beverage Company