Apr 21, 2022
"So you’re going to make some sort of mistakes. But fellas, I
want you to know for sure you are absolutely dadAWESOME, because I
got an awesome dad and I know I’m going to be an awesome dad
because I’m a give it my all. Even if we’re going the wrong way,
I’m going the wrong way all the way, because I’m doing it because I
love my kids and they’re going to know that.”
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Known as one of today’s most gifted comedians, Michael Jr.
brings laughter and understanding to audiences all over the world.
Michael got his start performing at the legendary Comedy & Magic
Club in Hermosa Beach: home of Jay Leno and “The Tonight Show.”
This outstanding performance led to Michael Jr. performing at the
“Just for Laughs” comedy festival in Montreal where he became the
first comedian to ever appear live via satellite on “The Tonight
Show” which catapulted Michael’s career.
Now, Michael Jr. tours the country using comedy to inspire
audiences to activate their purpose and live a life fulfilled. His
impactful delivery and versatility has landed him on The Tonight
Show, The Late, Late Show, Oprah, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy
Central, TedX Talks and a keynote for Fortune 500 companies.
Michael has spent a significant portion of his career making
laughter commonplace in uncommon places such as homeless shelters
and prisons, in addition to empowering his audiences with an
appearance in Sony Pictures' feature film War Room as well as a
starring roles in Selfie Dad, and MORE THAN FUNNY.
On the home front, Michael is happily married. He and his wife
are the proud parents of five beautiful children.
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- 4:45 – “I have five kids and I have…five extra
kids. And what I mean by that is there’s a there’s being a dad and
there’s also being a dad like one, because around us there’s always
some kids who don’t have a father figure in their life at
- 5:55 – “The greatest name I’ve ever been called is DAD…I just I
think there’s a lot of guys who are missing out on some great
opportunities in life… the cool part is, is even where our dads
lack, God completely picks up plus some…”
- 7:39 – Funny
How Life Works book
- 9:36 – “There’s going to be times where things seem
rough. You don’t know what to do as a dad. You’re struggling. But
just the fact that you’re there, just the fact that you’re present
is awesome. But in those times when things are getting hard, the
key thing to do is to be still and listen to the Father’s voice
because he is talking to you. And what he wants you to know is that
he’s right here. He loves you. All you have to do is open your
- 11:17 – “Correct but don’t reject.”
- 12:43 – “Telling his kids after discipline:
“I just do not like disciplining you. But it is a requirement.
It’s what I’m called to do. Otherwise you won’t be prepared for
when life tries to discipline you.”
- 16:14- Addressing the “hecklers” in our lives – often our own
negative self-talk. “You have to
address the heckler and use scripture to chase the heckler
- 17:05 – On stepping out of being amatuer as a dad. The oldest
dad in the world gave you this assignment, which means you must be
ready for it….He is the greatest dad ever. And he looked at you and
said, you know what? You’re ready.
- 17:43 – The impact of his dad apologizing to him. “I remember
him apologizing to me and I and I don’t know if he was human before
that. Like that’s when he was most human when he
- 18:11 – Tips for having important, hard conversations with your
- 20:12 – Quote from Funny How Life
Works: “Looking back, I now realize that many of the
things I resented or found annoying about my earthly father are the
very things that allowed me to open the gifts my Heavenly Father
had deposited in me.
- 23:46 – “So you’re going to make some sort of mistakes. But
fellas, I want you to know for sure you are absolutely dadAWESOME,
because I got an awesome dad and I know I’m going to be an awesome
dad because I’m a give it my all. Even if we’re going the wrong
way, I’m going the wrong way all the way, because I’m doing it
because I love my kids and they’re going to know that.”
- 24:55 – The way comedy works is there’s a set up
and there’s a punchline. Right? The setup is when a comedian makes
you think in one direction. What a punch line is when you change
that direction in a way you’re not expecting. The results are
revelation, fulfillment and joy expressed through laughter. In
life, it’s the same way.
- 33:49 – So by all means, look for those opportunities to speak
into somebody’s life. That base that you got. You got that base for
a reason. Some kids need to hear that coming from five feet above
them, or a foot above them. Or eye to eye contact or maybe even
looking up to them. Just speak into their life.
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