Ellie Kemper is a familiar face to comedy fans, but some may not even realize that they know Ellie Kemper Michael Koman as well. Koman is a comedian, writer, and producer from San Diego, California. He has worked on projects that are easy as well-known as Kemper’s roles on The Office and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Continue reading to know more about Ellie Kemper Husband.
Michael Koman is an American comedian, TV producer, and writer, best recognized for his contribution to shows such as ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ and ‘Nathan for You.’
He began his journey on TV as a writer for ‘MADtv,’ and with time, he made his mark in the world of showbiz.
He has worked as a co-creator, writer, and executive producer of ‘Nathan for You’; has created of the ‘Adult Swim’ series ‘Eagleheart’; and has written for ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien.’
While working on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien,’ Michael met American actor and comedian Ellie Kemper. The two eventually married and are now blessed with two sons.
Early Life and Biography
Michael Koman was born on February 2, 1977, in the U.S. He was raised in San Diego. His interest in comedy developed at an early age.
Growing up, he would enthusiastically watch the Canadian sketch comedy show ‘Second City Television.’
He would also listen to the collection of classic vinyl comedy albums at the library of the ‘University of California,’ San Diego, extensively.
He also visited ‘The Comedy Store’ club near his home in La Jolla quite often.
While he was still attending high school, Michael garnered an after-school job at ‘The Comedy Store’ club, which led him to perform his own short stand-up sets.
While attending college in Los Angeles, Michael sometimes performed at ‘The Improv.’ He joined hands with friend and American stand-up comedian Todd Glass in writing and producing a sketch show called ‘Todd’s Coma.’
Accomplished American actor, comedian, and writer Fred Willard was featured on the show. It was staged at the ‘HBO Workspace’ (presently the ‘National Comedy Theatre’).
A tape of the show was later sent to the makers of the American sketch comedy TV series ‘MADtv’ by Willard’s manager, on behalf of Michael, at a time when producers of the show were looking for young writing talent.
This led Michael to commence his career in screenwriting in 1999 with ‘MADtv.’ His job included submitting sketches for the show.
Career and Fame
Koman began as a stand-up comic before transitioning more into screenwriting — particularly for comedies. He broke into the world TV with sketches on MADtv in 1999.
He then immersed himself in the industry, landing a spot as a writer on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Koman worked there for seven years, writing some beloved sketches and even appearing on-screen at times.
Koman left O’Brien’s show in 2008 and went on to other acclaimed shows. He co-created Eagleheart on Adult Swim, and then Nathan for You on Comedy Central.
He worked on other shows at the same time, and following Nathan for You’s finale in 2017, he took a job writing for Saturday Night Live.
Needless to say, Kemper has been on her own massive rise to prominence in recent years.
The Missouri-born actress found her passion for comedy at Princeton, University, and got some of her first TV work on Late Night with Conan O’Brien.
She also worked with Koman on Important Things with Demetri Martin and The Colbert Report.
Kemper is a writer as well, contributing satirical pieces to The Onion and McSweeney’s, as well as more serious writing for The Huffington Post.
She got her role on The Office after auditioning for a part on Parks and Rec, which was run by the same writer, Michael Schur.
The consistent role put her in the mainstream and earned her a spot in the movie Bridesmaids in 2011, and more high-profile work.
Personal Life and Wife
It is probably fitting to fans that Kemper has a real-life workplace love story after she was embroiled in a fan-favorite one on The Office.
It is not clear when or where she and Koman met, but it was almost certainly on the job, as they worked on many of the same shows and production in the late 2000s and the beginning of this decade.
“Michael is a delight, as you know, so of course my parents like him a lot,” Kemper told Conan O’Brien during a 2011 interview, establishing that she and Koman were already pretty serious.
As Kemper’s profile rose, however, she became impatient for Koman to pop the question.
Kemper has poked fun at Koman for his “botched” proposals in several interviews over the years.
The two got engaged in 2012 and married soon after, and at the time, Kemper appeared on both The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Today Show, where she talked about her fiance’s lackluster proposals.
“I love my husband,” she said on Today in 2017. “Michael, I love you, [but] you did not propose well.”
“Three times, the subject of marriage came up,” she went on to explain.
“The first time he was like, ‘I don’t have the ring, but one day maybe we’ll get married. It was weird… I was like, ‘Am I supposed to say yes to that?'”
The second attempted proposal came with a ring, at least, but Kemper explained she was still unimpressed.
“It was this beautiful [ring], his grandmother’s ring,” she recalled. “He was like, “I’m not asking… I mean, we can get married at some point.’ It kept being put off.”
Finally, Koman made one final effort, but Kemper felt he was still not thinking about timing in the equation.
“He asked me as I was leaving for New York from Los Angeles,” she said. “He asked me to marry him [and] I got on a plane and left for a week. Again, I love him, but that was not a proposal.”
Apart from this, Michael was also featured in on-air sketches while working on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien.’
One such sketch featured him as an accountant suggesting a nonsensical solution to the debate on gay marriage, which made it to the American media headlines in 2004.
One of the other sketches, featured on May 16, 2007, showed Michael calling in sick, being confronted by Conan at his home, and finally being dragged to the studio for the live taping.
The whole segment was, of course, made with the consent and willing participation of Michael.
It also rekindled the ongoing romance of Michael with American actor and comedian Ellie Kemper, who was performing regularly in different sketches of the show and also working as a staff intern of a writer back then.
The two also appeared in a sketch of the show together in 2007, when ‘Late Night’ featured a fake commercial pretending to claim how multifunctional the newly launched first generation of ‘Apple’s ‘iPhone’ was.
He was part of the writing ensemble of the show that won an ‘Emmy Award’ in 2007 for ‘Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing for a Variety or Music Program.’
Ellie Kemper Husband Net Worth
Michael Koman is an American film and television writer and producer who has a net worth of $2 million. Michael Koman has been married to actress, comedian, and writer Ellie Kemper since 2012.
He has written for the television series MADtv from 1999 to 2001 and Late Night with Conan O’Brien from 2001 to 2008.
He wrote for the TV series Important Things with Demetri Martin from 2009 to 2010 and Eagleheart, which he also created, from 2011 to 2014.
Koman also created and wrote for the series Nathan For You from 2013 to 2014 and The Jack and Triumph Show in 2015.
He has also served as a supervising producer for the TV series Important Things with Demetri Martin and an executive producer for the series Eagleheart, The Jack and Triumph Show, and Nathan for You.
Koman won a Primetime Emmy Award in 2007 for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Program for Late Night with Conan O’Brien.
He has also won four Writers Guild of America Awards for Late Night with Conan O’Brien.
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