Everybody loves the Michael Rayner show.
Aaron Shure –Executive Producer – Everybody Loves Raymond
The best way to sum up Michael’s comedy is ‘unpredictably funny.’ Not only does he do amazing things with simple household objects, Michael is just a genuinely comical guy, without even trying. Even offstage, you can’t keep a straight face when he’s around.
Cory Edwards – Comedian, Director – “Hoodwinked”
Michael Rayner never fails to make me laugh… loudly. He is simply brilliant, combining the masterful skills of a world class juggler with the sideways and wonderfully delightful humor which he alone can claim. He is on the top of my list of favorite performers and he ALWAYS delivers!!!! I can’t wait to see him again!
Erika Larsen – President, Academy of Magical Arts (The Magic Castle)
Producer, Brookledge Follies
“Michael Rayner strides on stage toting a grocery bag of everyday objects, and in collaboration with the live audience; proceeds to create a swirling storm of hilarious fun! Recommended.”
Joel Hodgson – Creator of “Mystery Science Theatre 3000”
LA WEEKLY – Post-Modern Vaudeville Show – Review by Neal Weaver
There are only two performers here – but they’re funny and subversive enough for a whole troupe. Comic Michael Rayner has an act the nearly defies description. Both eager to please and fiercely self-deprecation, he purveys an eccentric line of patter and performs outlandish feats.
“Michael Rayner combines wry humor with the hilarity of clowning and juggling stunts, and delivers a performance that will leave children and adults alike with jaws dropped in amazement, and their sides splitting from laughing.”
Mike O’Malley – Actor – Yes Dear
“Quick, versatile, and funny, funny, funny, Michael Rayner is one of my favorite live performers.”
Karey Kirkpatrick – Director – Over the Hedge
Just to say again, Michael, how fab your show was last night – and no doubt is being so again this very evening. I really don’t remember laughing so much in the theatre for a long time. Both Nigel Anthony and I were amazed at your preposterous brilliance. Your unique combo of stand up and whacky jugglement is quite wonderful.
Martin Jarvis – Actor – Titanic
“Michael killed when he did our synagogue’s annual dinner. He kept the audience laughing and involved for over an hour– not an easy task when you consider that one of his showstopping routine centers around a cheeseburger.” (He replaced the cheeseburger with a bagel.)
Jeff Astrof – Co-Executive Producer – The New Adventures of Old Christine
“The amount of fun, funny, commitment and talent that Michael Rayner brings to every show is beyond compare. Whether it’s at a Hollywood television taping, a midnight show for adults or a backyard party for children, Michael never fails- always hilarious, always daring and edgy and most of all, the best to work with offstage.”
Craig Anton – Actor/Comedian – Phil of the Future – Mad TV
Rayner’s aberrant behavior leaves us wondering if he has simply stumbled on a littered stage of unwanted garden equipment, fast food and junk store treasures and is making the whole act up as he’s going along.
Rob Zabrecky – Actor/Magician/Rocker – Possum Dixon – Room 401
“A witty and wacky master of comedy who is SUPER GREAT with kids and adults alike! Michael Rayner is your ticket to a one-of-a-kind vaudeville-style experience packed with high energy and crowd-pleasing acts that will make your jaw drop from amazement and your face ache from laughter.”
Jennifer McMillen-Farrell – Cloud & Fire Ministries