WRITING

Goliad; Houston Arts and Media, Birth of Texas Series documentary, Coming late 2015

San Antonio and the Alamo; Houston Arts and Media, Birth of Texas Series documentary, 2015

Murder & Mayhem in Houston with John Nova Lomax; History Press, 2014

Washington-on-the-Brazos: The Politics of Revolution; Houston Arts and Media, Birth of Texas Series documentary, 2014

Houston Baseball: The Early Years, 1861-1961; Bright Sky Press, 2014

San Felipe and American Settlement, Houston Arts and Media, Birth of Texas Series documentary, 2014

Spanish Texas; Houston Arts and Media, Birth of Texas Series documentary, Texas Media Award, Texas Daughters of the American Revolution, 2012, Shown on KUHT-TV, PBS Houston

Houston’s Sporting Life: 1900-1950; Arcadia Publishing, Spring 2011

Houston: A Nation's Capitol; Houston Arts and Media, Birth of Texas Series documentary, Platinum REMI Award Winner in Documentary at WorldFest/Houston International Film Festival 2011; Shown on KUHT-TV, PBS Houston

HAM Slices of History; Houston Arts and Media; 41 installments; Shown on KUHT-TV, PBS Houston

Postcards from Texas; KTBU-TV Houston; 40 episodes; Texas Historical Commission Statewide Media Award Winner, 2009; Texas Society Daughters of the American Revolution Statewide Media Award Winner, 2009; Julia Ideson Award Winner, 2009

The PC Cowboy Book; Stick Cow Publishing; 2005

OILERS ANONYMOUS: A Twelve Step Program for Houston Oiler Fans; Gulf Publishing; 1995.

My Family; BBC; Two sitcom scripts; 2000

Inside Texas Running; Humor Columnist, 2003-2011; Lone Star Award winner, magazine column, 2005

Corporate and Educational Scriptwriting: Chevron, BMC Software, Shell, Waste Management, Brinker International, SCI, Lunar & Planetary Institute, IT Xpress, Children’s Safety Network, ESC, Texas Children’s Hospital; Telly Award winner

Web Content: Houston Preservation.org; Fun Essays and Features for Teflon.com; mikevance.us; bandicootlodge.com; standupstory.com; houstonartsandmedia.org

Lectures: Houston 1912, Rice University Continuing Studies, 2012; Houston Leisure and Sports in 1912, Rice University Continuing Studies, 2012; Port of Houston, Turning Points in Houston History, Rice University Continuing Studies, 2011; Houston’s Sporting Life, The Houston Club, 2011; Oak Forest/Garden Oaks, Houston's History Through Its Neighborhoods, Rice University Continuing Studies, 2010

WRITING FOR LIVE PERFORMANCE
Beginning professional stand-up comedy in 1977, Mike has headlined clubs in 33 states and five foreign countries. He has been featured on national television and has opened for more than fifty internationally known concert music acts, always exclusively with material he has written. Mike also has years of experience in improvisational theatre with a background at Houston's famed Comedy Workshop and then as a founding member of What Comedy Theatre. He also founded the politically correct country and western band, the PC Cowboys.

Mike has extensive experience writing scripts for live corporate and theatrical shows including: Ready Heroes, City of Houston Emergency Preparedness, Delta Gamma Foundation Awards. Houston Sports Comedy Revues at Stages Theatre and at the Comedy Workshop Cabaret, B.S., I Love You at Ovations, Farce Noel at Ovations.

RADIO  and TELEVISION
Postcards from Texas, Producer, Host, Writer, Director, KTBU, Houston, March 2009-May 2010
Sports Off Center, Producer/Co-Host, KTBU, Houston, July 2004-August 2009
Reporter at Large, FM News Channel 97.5, Houston, 2005- 2006
The Roger Gray Show with Mike Vance, KKTL-FM, Houston, Co-host  June 1997- October 1998
Rumor Has It, political humor and commentary, KPRC-AM, Houston, 1993-1996
Winner HOUSTON LAFF-OFF, Finalist NATIONAL LAFF-OFF Showtime
COMEDY ON THE ROAD, A&E

Featured on SPORTS SUNDAY Comedy vignettes, KPRC-TV, Houston, 1990-1995

 

 

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