Mike Albo is a writer and performer who lives and loves in Brooklyn, NY. His first novel, Hornito: My Lie Life, was published by HarperCollins in October 2000. His second novel, The Underminer: The Best Friend Who Casually Destroys Your Life (co-written with Virginia Heffernan) was published by Bloomsbury USA in 2005. His novella, The Junket, was released on Amazon’s Kindle Singles in 2011.
As a monologist and comedian, Albo has completed four critically acclaimed, sold-out solo shows: "Mike Albo," "Spray," "Please Everything Burst," and "My Price Point," as well as many solo performances and tours across the United States and Europe. Fast-paced, funny, and punctuated with dance, his performances have been praised in many publications including The New Yorker, The New York Times, Paper, Time Out, The Independent in London, The Boston Globe, the Pittsburgh Tribune, and the LA Times. Selections of his monologues appear in Extreme Exposure: An Anthology Of Solo Performance Texts From The Twentieth Century (ed. by Jo Bonney). "My Price Point" won the award for Best Solo Performance by Independent Reviewers of New England in 2006.
Albo has written for the New York Times, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, GQ, Elle Décor, The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, Out, The Village Voice, Details, and many other magazines and websites. Albo wrote The Critical Shopper column for the New York Times from February 2007 to October 2009. He has also penned columns for Blackbook and Surface magazines, as well as a love advice column in Out Magazine, “What’s Your Problem?” that appeared from 1998-2000. In 2010, he wrote and hosted the TV program “What’s in Store” for the Plum Network. He has written advertising, commercial copy, and television pitch packages for Fusient Media Ventures, Links McCambley, Crossroads Films, Logo and Rokkan.
His fiction and essays have appeared in many anthologies, including The Worst Noel, Girls Who Love Boys Who Love Boys, Rejected and The Show I’ll Never Forget. Selections of his “Junk Mail” poetry have appeared in the Tin House.
Albo also is part of the comedy trio Unitard, and a founding member of the New York City dance collective, The Dazzle Dancers.