Michael Essany (born October 22, 1982, in Valparaiso, Indiana) is an American comedian and talk show host.
Essany hosted The Michael Essany Show on local, national and international television for seven years and his self-titled reality/talk series on E! Entertainment television, executive produced by Leeza Gibbons. He has also written a column for The Times of Northwest Indiana, published multiple books, and twice run for public office.
A 2005 graduate of Valparaiso University, he currently serves as Vice President of Indiana Grain Company, LLC.