Born in Accra, Ghana, and raised in the Southwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, Michael Gyang is a first-generation student of West African descent. Currently, he attends the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), where he is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Communication.
With aspirations of becoming a doctor, Michael originally began his higher education journey at Indiana University Bloomington, where he studied Human Biology with a concentration in Human Health and Disease. After his first year of college, Michael moved to Chicago upon realizing the need for a change of scenery and career path.
In the Windy City, Michael enjoys the local music scene, which he presents and comments on through his Thursday night radio show Mellow in My Melanin on UIC Radio. When Michael is not filling his auditory cavities with Chicago’s diverse bounty of music, he takes a step into its comedic world. As a graduate of the Second City Training Center Improv program, he finds himself performing at local jams or in sketch shows, like his recent role in the sketch revue Requiem for a Meme.
Upon graduating, Michael aspires to work in the television and film industry, where he can apply his love for writing, comedy, and music.