Described by those who know him as a real-life version of the Southern Gentleman, Mike Armstrong can best be described as the perfect best friend that you just met.
While working as a police officer in Kentucky, Mike was encouraged by fellow officers to give it a try at the local open mic night and ended up winning $300 his very first time on stage. It wasn't long before he started making a name for himself as an opener, warming up the audiences for the Crook & Chase television show. Because of his unique talent for improvisational comedy, he became a regular on The Bob & Tom Radio Show and will forever be known as that program’s Ex-Cop.
Mike has appeared on HBO, Comedy Central, Fox, and CMT as well as opening for major musical acts such as Michael Buble, Alan Jackson, Tracy Lawrence, and David Allan Coe…just to name a few. In addition, Mike was a consultant and actor on the hit show, America’s Dumbest Criminals, and has made cameo appearances in shows such as Xena, Warrior Princess and Vice.
One of the most iconic themes of Mike's shows is that they are family-friendly – meaning he does not cuss, is not vulgar, and does not talk about politics or sex. His shows are full of hilarious real-life stories of family life, police life, and just plain living. When asked why he has kept his shows like this over the years, Mike’s response is always that when he first started out, he was just mindful of the fact that he didn't want to put on a show that his Grandma wouldn't enjoy. That philosophy has worked out great for him throughout the years.
When he is not on the road, traveling across this great country of ours and making people laugh, you can find Mike at home in Kentucky, enjoying a very blessed life with his wife Petra, their five children, numerous grandchildren, and fur babies.