Michael Graham has to be the only person on Earth to open for Bill Maher, Chris Rock and Sarah Palin. Radio talk host Michael Graham has spent nearly his entire life in front of a mic. He started in college as a tand-up comic, spending six years on the national circuit performing with stars like Jerry Seinfeld, Jeff Foxworthy and the aforementioned Chris Rock.
Then Michael’s career took an unexpected turn toward politics, working as a GOP political consultant on campaigns from Chicago to the Carolinas. As a result, he’s became a frequent guest on FOX/CNN/MSNBC, including several appearances on Bill Maher’s “Politically Incorrect” and “Real Time” TV shows.
Today, Michael hosts “The Natural Truth” from noon-3pm weekdays on the New England Talk Network.
The author of four books, including the first major publisher book on the Tea Party movement–“THAT’S NO ANGRY MOB, THAT’S MY MOM!” (Regnery, 2010)–Michael is also a columnist for the Boston Herald.
As a former stand-up comedian who worked as a political consultant, Michael receives many requests as a public speaker. He’s addressed groups as diverse as the Cato Institute, the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents, the Washington State Bankers Association, the Texas A&M College Republicans and–in an odd twist of fate–a debate with Cuba’s ambassador to Ireland at Trinity College in Dublin.
One of the earliest Tea Party organizers, Michael also introduced Sarah Palin at a rally of 10,000 people on Boston Common in 2010.