Michael G Wilmot

Michael G Wilmot

Michael spent a number of years on-air in radio before his love of theatre was sparked after
being dragged to an audition to act as moral support for a friend. He didn’t get that part
but… he did get the next one! His writing has been mainly in the field of comedy, including
writing free-lance for Jay Lenos’ Tonight Show monologue and for Kevin Nealon during his
stint on Saturday...
Michael spent a number of years on-air in radio before his love of theatre was sparked after
being dragged to an audition to act as moral support for a friend. He didn’t get that part
but… he did get the next one! His writing has been mainly in the field of comedy, including
writing free-lance for Jay Lenos’ Tonight Show monologue and for Kevin Nealon during his
stint on Saturday Night Lives’ Weekend Update segment. For a time he also had regular
columns in two U.S. comedy newsletters. As a playwright, in addition to two successful
professional productions at the Port Stanley Festival Theatre, his work has been performed
in the Inspirato and New Ideas Festivals in Toronto, the International CringeFest in New York
Cit, at the North American Actors Association play reading festival “Crossing the Divide” in
London England, three times each in the Asphalt Jungle Shorts Festival in Kitchener, the
London One Act Festival and The Grand Theatres’ Playwrights Cabaret. Michael’s new play
“The Last Laugh” is now available.

Plays

  • A Red Plaid Shirt
    Two friends fill the void left by retirement in different ways; Marty decides he wants to explore the open road on a Harley while Fred decides to pay more attention to his health, inventing many new ailments along the way. With a little "subtle redirection" from their wives and a creative solution to a very unusual problem (which may or may not include a homemade coffin) they find the right track... eventually.
  • The Last Laugh
    “The Last Laugh” is the story of Randy, a childrens’ party clown who loves his career but is fed up with the disrespect shown to him by the adults in his life. After being lured under false pretences to a party thrown by college students where he is mocked and has his clothes stolen, the straw finally breaks the camel’s back. He decides to take revenge by emulating a local vigilante “The Peytonville Pouncer”...
    “The Last Laugh” is the story of Randy, a childrens’ party clown who loves his career but is fed up with the disrespect shown to him by the adults in his life. After being lured under false pretences to a party thrown by college students where he is mocked and has his clothes stolen, the straw finally breaks the camel’s back. He decides to take revenge by emulating a local vigilante “The Peytonville Pouncer” despite the fact he faints at the sight of ketchup. Unbeknownst to him, his wife, Norma, is far more adept at the whole vigilante game because she is, in fact, the Peytonville Pouncer! Somehow, Norma has to steer Randy away from his intended path while at the same time dealing with the impending discovery of her true identity by the authorities by putting into effect her escape plan with her lover and accomplice, Phyllis. “The Last Laugh” has a happy, yet slightly twisted ending.
  • Summer Comes Late
    On the occasion of their tenth wedding anniversary, Sheila and Gary return to the vacation cabin in a small
    village where they spent their honeymoon. Past and current hurts, secrets and conflicting
    objectives combine to take Sheila on a journey to where she never expected to be and to a
    realization that surprises even her. Summer Comes Late is a relationship drama with
    humour and...
    On the occasion of their tenth wedding anniversary, Sheila and Gary return to the vacation cabin in a small
    village where they spent their honeymoon. Past and current hurts, secrets and conflicting
    objectives combine to take Sheila on a journey to where she never expected to be and to a
    realization that surprises even her. Summer Comes Late is a relationship drama with
    humour and pathos. The last word changes everything!
  • Buying the Moose
    When Rob’s wife returns from a business trip to find him dancing with a blow up doll and
    wearing a woman’s tube top, she assumes the worst! The resulting hilarious fallout brings
    two brothers and two couples closer together... and tattooed!
  • 7-10 Split
    Ever since Earl’s aspirations to become a pro bowler
    evaporated, his wife Brenda has put up with one get rich quick scheme after another. Not
    one to give up easily, Earl attempts to use technology to find his way to “Easy Street”. A
    Crown Prince from an exotic foreign country is offering Earl millions just to help him get his
    fortune out of the country. Lacking the seed money the...
    Ever since Earl’s aspirations to become a pro bowler
    evaporated, his wife Brenda has put up with one get rich quick scheme after another. Not
    one to give up easily, Earl attempts to use technology to find his way to “Easy Street”. A
    Crown Prince from an exotic foreign country is offering Earl millions just to help him get his
    fortune out of the country. Lacking the seed money the Crown Prince requires as an
    “investment” Earl devises a foolproof plan to turn the tables on him. What could possibly go
    wrong?
    Review Quotes:
    London playwright Michael Wilmot throws strike after strike, breaking funnybones along the way. (London Free Press)
    7-10 Split that will certainly bowl you over with comedic charm and rib-tickling laughter. (The Beat Magazine)
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    The laughs come fast and furious — several of the belly variety (Joe Belanger, London Free Press)
  • No Tell Motel
    Brandon and Sarah arrive at a seedy motel for what they plan to be a fun afternoon. However…. guilt,
    misunderstandings, a meddling motel manager with “issues” and the fall out from a Bible
    salesman with ulterior motives get in the way! Surprisingly, against all odds, there’s a happy
    ending! It’s a fast paced two act comedy with a sexual theme, but it’s definitely not dirty or
    in...
    Brandon and Sarah arrive at a seedy motel for what they plan to be a fun afternoon. However…. guilt,
    misunderstandings, a meddling motel manager with “issues” and the fall out from a Bible
    salesman with ulterior motives get in the way! Surprisingly, against all odds, there’s a happy
    ending! It’s a fast paced two act comedy with a sexual theme, but it’s definitely not dirty or
    in poor taste and contains no bad language.

    Review Quotes:
    “Absolutely Hilarious” (Port Stanley News)
    “The audience was engaged in a seemingly continuous stream of laughter” (The Beat magazine)
    “Wilmot's priceless dialogue and breath-stopping one-liners is sure to makeWilmot Canada's next favourite playwright.” ( Port Stanley News)