Michael SmileyFormally a House Music DJ, Smiley’s humour is derived from Club Culture which he observes, dissects and belittles. His Belfast upbringing plays a strong part in his routine, ranging from family foibles all the way to religious bigotry. He’s not so much the boy-next-door, as the squatter downstairs.

As a stand up comedian, Smiley’s talents are now well established both in the UK and abroad. No stranger to the Edinburgh Festival, Smiley mastered his craft performing hugely popular solo shows and compering the Gilded Balloon’s notorious Late ‘n’ Live. As a host and compere he has worked with the likes of the BBC Comedy Awards, HOT, an MTV presentation of stand up, UK Art Fusion Tour and Defining A Nation, which combined new profiled UK writers with mixer DJs.

Smiley’s direct style coupled with his streetwise yet personable manner have made him a popular choice as TV presenter. Naked City, Butt Naked and Late License for Channel 4 and BBC2′s award winning comedy show, The Empire Strikes Back make up some of his TV presenting work. His unique style of presenting has also been extensively utilised on Radio by stations ranging from Kiss 100 to BBC Radio 4.

Overseas work includes solo shows at the Dublin Fringe, the Adelaide, Melbourne, New Zealand and Cape Town Comedy Festivals, whilst he has also performed short runs in Amsterdam and Hong Kong. Stand up TV work includes The Comedy Store for Channel 5 and Live at Jongleurs for ITV / UK Gold.

Smiley is also an established film and television actor, probably most well known for his role as Tyres, a techno cycle courier in the CH4 sitcom Spaced.

TELEVISION CREDITS
Holby Blue

The Wrong Door

Wire In The Blood
Nearly Famous
Y Pris
Life in the Underpass
Bleak House
Hustle
Much Ado About Nothing
Rose & Maloney
Murder Prevention
15 Storeys High
Time Gentlemen Please
Spaced
Burnside
Brendan Duffy
Train Pirate
BBC
Television
Dr Liam Kerwin
Danny
Captain
Patrick
Phil Squod
Max
Peter
DS Mallam
DS Maurice Gibney
Man In Flat
Martin The Painter
O’Flaherty
Matthew Hutchins
BBC Television

BBC Television
Ben Wheatley
Coastal
Kudos
Fiction Factory
BBC Television
BBC Television
Kudos
BBC Television
Windmill TV
World Productions
BBC Television
Avalon Television
Big Talk
Thames Television
FILM CREDITS
Burke and Hare
Down Terrace
Believe
Outpost
The Other Boleyn Girl
Terra Firma
Don’t!
(Spoof Tarantino trailer on Grindhouse)
In The Spiders Web
Breaking and Entering
Land of the Blind
Perfume
Shaun of the Dead
The Wayfarer
Patterson
Pringle
Lead
McKay
King’s Physician
Quentin
Cannibal Janitor

Phil
Thaddeus (uncredited)
Thorne’s Lieutenant
Porter
Zombie
Dessie
Ealing Films
Mondo Macabro
Young Films
Black Camel
BBC Films
Sigma Films
Big Talk

RHI Ent
Mirmax
vnet/Kerner
Constantine Films
Big Talk
Lawrence Jackson
RADIO CREDITS
Death of a Pirate
Eye
The Maltby Collection
Finn
Eye Witness
Des Wainwright
John Hardwick
BBC Radio
BBC Radio