Michael Monsour is a name I had heard around the Texas State campus frequently. I had no idea who everyone was talking about, or why, but clearly this guy was making a name for himself. I ended up having class with Michael this semester, and he is one hilarious dude. Michael Monsour is a local comedian and Communication Studies major at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. Not only is he a student and comedian, Monsour performs music, sings, and acts; basically making him an all-around performer. He has been in the comedy scene for about a year now, and continues to develop his career. The 22 year old has already achieved a great amount in a short period of time, especially at a young age. Monsour has been in various competitions and contests, featured in commercials, independent films, and magazines, plus has been an opening act for some big name writers and other comedians.
“I do comedy because it’s a good way to entertain, I’m not afraid to get up on stage, and it’s different than playing music,” Monsour states. Although, Michael occasionally incorporates music into his sets, he would love to do it more because he finds that, “performing comedy songs is a lot easier.” Of course, when you’re a seasoned performer that plays guitar, bass, and piano, like Monsour, it’s no surprise that comedy songs come easy. Generating material for shows isn’t difficult for Michael either. “When you hang around crazy kids it helps, especially because I do it on a daily basis,” he says about his outgoing friends and fellow comedians. “Improvisation, punch-lines, suggestions, and generally bouncing ideas off of each other helps a lot.”
Michael Monsour is the headline comedian at this year’s 5th annual MR. Fest. He is very excited for the festival and anticipates a great show. Monsour has also been very involved with the implementation of comedy for this year’s MR. Fest. He initiated all of it! Michael hopes to expand the San Marcos comedy scene in a new way by continuing local shows, touring and performing large showcases. If things work out as planned, prepare for Fall 2012 to see what Michael has in store for San Marcos comedy.
Check out the always entertaining Michael Monsour, headline comedian at this year’s 5th annual MR. Fest!
- Reyna Caraveo
April 26th - MR.Fest W/Henry and the Invisibles at Tantra Coffee Shop
April 28th - KTSW 89.9 MR. Fest Comedy Headliner at The Vault