Geechy Guy

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Geechy Guy
Birth name Michael Paul Cathers
Born (1964-05-12) May 12, 1964 (age 52)
Rochester, Michigan
Medium Stand-up
Nationality American
Years active c. 1983–present
Spouse Alta

Michael Paul Cathers (born May 12, 1964), known by his stage name, Geechy Guy, is a stand-up comedian who hails from the U.S. state of Michigan.[1] He is probably best known for his appearances on Star Search, the nationally televised talent competition hosted by Ed McMahon. While on the show, Guy coined the term "joke grenades" to describe jokes that trigger a delayed audience reaction. Guy held the record for the most wins for a comedian (10) beating such comedians as Ray Romano and nine others.[2] He was defeated by Rondell Sheridan.

He was a contestant on season 6 of America's Got Talent, advancing from Auditions, to Vegas Week, and then the live quarterfinals, before being eliminated.

Early life[edit]

Geechy Guy was born in Rochester, Michigan.[1] He began his career as a magician at age 6, followed by juggling and unicycling until taking up comedy at age 19.[3] Guy began his career in the Detroit market, working comedy clubs and appearing on local comedy talk shows, such as "Some Semblance of Sanity" with comedian Gary Thison. Guy and Thison have reunited and are working on a number of comedy projects.


On January 7, 2011, he appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.[4] Previously, he had appeared 3 times on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.[5] Guy made his most recent appearance on television as a contestant on the sixth season of America's Got Talent. He reached the top 48 and was X'ed by Piers Morgan. Geechy Guy was then eliminated from the show. He also appeared at the 2011 NASCAR Newlyweds trivia game during Champions week for a brief act before the drivers arrived. He was the opening act on Ron White's Comedy Salute to the Troops 2014, initially aired March 14 of that year.

Guinness World Records[edit]

He holds a Guinness World Record for most jokes told in an hour, at 676.[6][7]


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  2. ^ "Where Are They Now?". CBS News. 2009-02-11. Retrieved 2012-07-14. 
  3. ^ on July 11, 2012 11:26 AM (2012-05-16). "America's Got Talent". Retrieved 2012-07-14. 
  4. ^ "Craig Ferguson News". Retrieved 2012-07-14. 
  5. ^ "The Resume". Geechy Guy. Retrieved 2012-07-14. 
  6. ^ The Milwaukee Journal - Google News Archive Search
  7. ^ "The Biography". Geechy Guy. Retrieved 2012-07-14.