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First, if you haven’t seen it, the Tony Hayward apology video:

And here’s the parody video I made with the co-creator of my upcoming web series “Stoop Sale,” Devin Sanchez:

If you like this video, post it on your facebook, twitter, or what have you.  Thanks!

Like the upcoming comedy web series STOOP SALE on Facebook!


I’m really happy with the way this episode turned out.  It is pretty epic, though I don’t think it drags, and it goes some wacky places.  It’s a little weird having my balls thrown about like so much pie in the face…but whatayagonnado.

Episode 5 Poster

The latest episode of HARD TIMES has dropped:

You can help out Hard Times by showing it to your friends, posting it to your Facebook, Tweetin’ about it, putting it on your blog, writing a front page news story about it in the New York Times, etc., etc.  Thanks fans!

Hey Hard Times fans –

Check out this amazingly cool blog about HR, it’s a very entertaining and informative blog about a subject that is very relevant to me…and maybe you???

Punk Rock HR


Picture by John Coyne

Check it out Hard Times fans!  We got featured on the new media entertainment blog:

Web Series Magazine

It’s a great blog for web series, scroll down and enjoy!

Hey Hard Times fans, today’s top story on the widely read blog, “Unemploymentality” is our show!  Check out the story and the blog, it’s great!

Haven’t seen every episode yet???  We’ve released 3 already!  Check them out here:

Living Boy Productions

Hey HARD TIMES fans, check out this blog on unemployment called UNEMPLOYMENTALITY.  It’s a great place to visit for all things unemployment in these tough times, from job-finding advice, how to save pennies, and up-to-date news on the economy.

Next Episode of HARD TIMES – “Derek’s First Date,” drops on Monday 8/17 featuring the lovely and talented Candace Thompson.  Keep watching and keep your job!


Dropping it like it’s hot on a Monday as we do, here’s Episode 2 – Adam’s Gay Roommate.  Filmed in my apartment with my actual (now ex-) roommate.  Also filmed at Urban Rustic, an awesome coffee shop/restaurant/grocery in my )now ex-) neighborhood.

Note from Michael:

I started writing “Hard Times” when I was still looking for a job.  I am an actor and writer with almost a decade of restaurant experience, so I was in and out of restaurants everyday.  Sucked.  While we were in production, I was working at a new restaurant when I got hired at a new media production company in New York City, making my first ever “salary” and receiving “health benefits.” I even made enough to pay our editor!  Ironically, on the premiere date of HARD TIMES – Episode 1, I spent the morning announcing to the world that my web series was out, and the afternoon getting let go from my job in new media production.  So now my web series is taking off, but I’m back on HARD TIMES…for real.  At least I have more time to do all the things I couldn’t do when I had a job.  After all, you can’t drink all day without starting in the morning.

The release date for “Hard Times” is AUGUST 3rd and from then on a new episode will be released EVERY MONDAY morning until all 6 episodes have spread across the land like pixie dust or sperm.

Here’s another teaser video of outtakes from the filming of Hard Times.  Actor Brandon Cardinal tries out a few improvs as his character comes out of the bedroom with some “straight” porn:

Remember, every Monday morning starting August 3rd.  If you like the show – tell your friends!  Embed the videos!  Make out with your sister!