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Mike Albo
(May 22, 1969 - living) U.S.A.

Mike Albo

Novelist, monologist

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Mike has written about fashion and style for the Men's Fashion of the Times, Paper, and Surface Magazines. He has worked as a copywriter for Guyshop.com and a fact checker for Paper Magazine. He has written for New York Times Magazine, New York Times Book Review, The New York Observer, New York Magazine, The Village Voice, and various other websites and publications. Recent articles appear on Newsweek's website (on the surging popularity of Friendster), and Nerve.com (about Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and Boy Meets Boy).

His love advice column in Out Magazine, "What's Your Problem?", appeared from 1998-2000. He also wrote horoscopes for Word.com (Horoscopes by Randy Lavender), from 1998-2000.

His first play, Sexotheque, was produced in Austin Texas and New York City in 2000. His most recent play, Three Women in Indecision, will be produced in February at the Kraine Theater in New York City.

Albo's first novel, Hornito: My Lie Life, was published by HarperCollins in October 2000, receiving critical acclaim from Entertainment Weekly, People Magazine, The New York Times, The Village Voice, Publisher's Weekly, and many others. He has just finished his next book, THE UNDERMINER, forthcoming from Bloomsbury USA.

As a television writer, Mike Albo has written the pitches and development material for several upcoming television shows, including America For Sale (Paramount) and Crash Test (Spike TV), where he was recently a staff writer.

As a monologuist and performer, Albo has completed three critically acclaimed, sold-out solo shows: Mike Albo, Spray, and Please Everything Burst - co-written with his longtime friend, Dr. Virginia Heffernan, as well as many solo performances and tours across the United States and Europe. Fast-paced, hilarious, highly emotional and punctuated with dance, his performances have been praised in many publications including The New Yorker, The New York Times, Paper, Time Out, The Independent in London, The Boston Globe, the Pittsburgh Tribune, and recently in an article in an LA Times about writers who perform.

As a solo artist, Albo has performed at PS 122 in New York, the Soho Theatre in London, The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, at the Kunsthall in Copenhagen, Center Stage in Baltimore, and at Highways in Los Angeles as well as New Orleans, Chicago, Toronto, Park City Utah, and others. Selections of his work appear in Extreme Exposure: An Anthology Of Solo Performance Texts From The Twentieth Century.

Albo also performs with Nora Burns and David Ilku in "Unitard," a show of comedic monologues with critically raved, sold-out runs in New York, San Francisco, Boston and Los Angeles.

As an actor and comedian, Mike has appeared in numerous short films and TV spots, including VH1's "Viva Divas" special and The Food Channel. He was the voice of Jeffrey in Todd Downing's widely applauded animated short "Jeffrey's Hollywood Screen Trick." He appears as reckless cad Joe Rand in reknowned video artist Peggy Awesh's upcoming film "Certain Women" and as a therapist in Brian Sloane's film "Bumping Heads," which appears in Boys Shorts III, now playing.

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Website: http://www.mikealbo.com/

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