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Michael Hartney was the Artistic Director of UCBTNY. He co-created the Characters Welcome house teams and spent years on Harold Night, Lloyd Night, and Maude Night. Michael was one of 2016's Comedy Central Comics to Watch, did the 2018 NBC Late Night Writers Workshop, and performed in the New Faces - Characters showcase at the 2018 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. TV credits include The Politician, The Break With Michelle Wolf, 30 Rock, and The Who Was? Show. He was also a staff writer on TV Land's late night show Throwing Shade. And crazily enough, Michael originated the roles of Stanley and Mr. Williams in Broadway's School of Rock The Musical. In late 2020, he co-founded Squirrel Comedy Theatre, a nonprofit with virtual classes and shows.