Michael had to come to New Zealand to learn how to improvise.

He calls himself a KiwiPom and embraces both steak & cheese pies and cream teas.  He joined the Covert Theatre in 2001 and ever since has performed in a wide variety of improv shows, including at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. An improv highlight was performing ‘Introducing Harold’ at the 2010 festival, the first time that the world famous Harold format had been performed in New Zealand.  He has also performed at the New Zealand Improv Festival in Wellington and harbours dreams of performing improv in Chicago. Or New York. Or Hawaii. Or Poland. As a Principal and father of two he has to make up stuff all the time. He prefers doing it on stage with the Bandits.


Bandits gone bye 

  • Matt Halliday 2001 – 2013 
  • Amy Williamson 2010 - 2012 
  • Keith MacKenzie 2008 - 2011 
  • Rob Charlton 2002 - 2008 
  • Jason Webb 1997 – 2005 
  • Colin Mitchell 2000 - 2001 
  • Raj Varma 1998 - 2000 
  • Andrew Glover 1999 
  • Madeline Sami 1998 
  • Nic Romaniuk 1997 – 1998 & 2000 
  • Peter Anic 1997

Wellington Bandits 2001 - 2003 

  • Geoff Simmons
  • Tony Gilbert
  • Stu Grant
  • Jesse Mulligan
  • Damon Newrick
  • Ezra Keddell