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Mike Roe is the arts & entertainment editor for LAist, as well as being part of KPCC's broader coverage online and on air. He's covered events like Comic-Con and E3, as well as breaking news, from fires to shootings. He was nominated for a National Entertainment Journalism award for his pop culture coverage and created KPCC's Public Radio Bracket Madness, which received national attention.
When he's not covering the waterfront for LAist/KPCC, Mike writes TV drama scripts with his wife Kristiana; his writing has been honored in several contests. He also writes and performs sketch comedy at several local comedy theaters. He's studied sketch and improv comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, the Pack Theater, and elsewhere.
Mike began his broadcast career at his high school radio station in Mercer Island, Washington, where he served as president and program director. From there he moved on to college and community radio, then interned in commercial radio and public television. He earned a BA in history from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and also spent time studying communications, music and religion.
Stories by Mike Roe
The lead singer of the Troggs, the band behind songs like “Wild Thing,” “With A Girl Like You” and “Love is All Around,” died Monday. Reg Presley was 71 years old.
There were a lot of great Super Bowl ads Sunday, but here’s one that we didn’t get to see here in California. In fact, it was only shown in Texas, Oklahoma and Montana.
Yes, it’s the day where you can eat something that’s mildly better for you than ice cream! Orange County-based froyo chain Yogurtland is offering free frozen yogurt.
The mecca of geek culture, San Diego Comic-Con, is on its way, and now geeks have the date and time of the next step on their journey: Feb. 16.
With Coachella on the way, the most hipster festival this side of FYF Fest, this graphic assigns you points based on the bands you like.
Thursday night saw the end of "30 Rock," but the New York City-based show also offered a look at what pretty much everyone outside of Los Angeles thinks of L.A.
Are you psyched for the Super Bowl? Or are you one of millions who don’t really care? If so, this is for you! The live events, TV, DVDs and movies to check out instead.
Beach Ball Comics in Anaheim was robbed Tuesday night of books like a Stan Lee-signed Amazing Spider-Man #1 and a Superman comic signed by Superman's creators.
There’s been a controversy brewing in the comedy community, particularly in New York City, over the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre’s policy of not paying performers.
They held their 2013 debut screening Saturday night. My personal favorite this month: “Car-Jumper,” the current reigning champion at five episodes.
“Uncanny X-Force” is an X-Men book that also happens to be one of the rare Marvel comics set on the West Coast — right here in Los Angeles.
Jimmy Kimmel received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Friday morning, following Matt Damon taking over Kimmel’s show Thursday night.
LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy said: "My determination was that (the principal) was previously mishandling other complaints. My intent was to fire them."
Some might say Los Angelenos can be spaced out, but we got a unique look at Los Angeles from space Thursday. Thanks to a Canadian.
Robert Pimentel, a four-decade veteran of the Los Angeles Unified School District, is the second teacher suspected of the sexual abuse of students in a year. He taught at George De La Torre Jr. Elementary School in Wlimington.