Comedy: Mike Lukas

Though he grew up Cleveland, comedian Mike Lukas considers Cincinnati to be his second hometown. Back in the late ‘80s, the now L.A.-based comic started his first “day job” at AT&T downtown. Lukas went on to work for in-house television productions at Un

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Though he grew up Cleveland, comedian Mike Lukas considers Cincinnati to be his second hometown. Back in the late ‘80s, the now L.A.-based comic started his first “day job” at AT&T downtown. “I was living in One Lytle Place,” he recalls. “If I had to be at work at 8 a.m., I would get up at 7:45, jump in my clothes and run across the walkway past the coliseum and the stadium, then over to the Atrium Two. Everybody else had been there for like 15-20 minutes. They had already had their coffee, and I’m just starting with bed wrinkles still on my face.” Lukas went on to work for in-house television productions at Universal Studios in Orlando, as well as Disneyworld. He wound up in L.A. after a brief stay in New York. “The Midwest sensibility and humor wasn’t appreciated,” he says. “‘You’re goofy, why aren’t you angrier?’ ” Lukas ended up in L.A., co-hosting a successful radio show with wife Gretchen Massey. Next stop … Cleveland? “We’re having a baby daughter in September, so we’re going to bring her back to Cleveland to raise her around family,” he says. “Imagine trying to talk your wife from Texas into living in Ohio with the winters. You kind of have to gloss over that part.” Mike Lukas performs at Go Bananas Thursday-Sunday. $8-$12.

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