Michael Burger Television
Michael has hosted television for every network, from primetime to late night. His 4000 hours of broadcasting include two successful morning talk shows: ABC’s Mike & Maty and Home & Family with Christina Ferrare. The classic Match Game made up one of the four game shows Michael’s had the honor of hosting. Reality television served up Iron Chef USA where he sat behind the mic as the play-by-play announcer. Michael spent 6 years and his Friday nights with Betty White and the cast of Hot in Cleveland as their warm-up comedian. CBS Sunday Morning profiled his tenure as the most in demand warm up comedian in television. Charles Osgood’s story with Michael is in the video gallery. Speaking of CBS they put Michael to work in late night with the dating show Personals. Straight to the Heart for MGM/UA and Man O’Man produced by Fremantle Media marked his hosting duties back into primetime. Michael is the go-to host for the latest resurgence in live game show stage events. The Price is Right, Family Feud and Wheel of Fortune have put Michael in charge at podium. These live shows rely on his ability to ad-lib, improvise and control a format where audiences are picked at random with no rehearsal or audition.The classroom aside, Burger’s professional showbiz career began at sea. An agent caught his act at a local comedy club and booked him on a Royal Caribbean three day cruise to Mexico. Michael realized he was ready to disembark “when I got to the point I could keep 1500 people from going to the buffet”. Michael currently has a comedy game show in development with Todd Milliner and Sean Hayes at HazyMills.