In the following year he wrote a full length show called The Ogre which he performed in Sydney and Perth to critical acclaim, and starred in the prestigious Comedy Zone showcase at the Melbourne International Comedy festival.
Michael then toured the country performing at comedy clubs to packed houses, honing the "skills" he needs to do his "job". Upon his return to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2011 with his first solo show, Humans are Beautiful won the coveted ‘Best Newcomer’ Award, putting him on the comedy map. The rave reviews and industry praise, paved the way to sell out seasons in Sydney and Perth.
That same year, Michael performed Mercy in the 2011 Sydney Fringe, which became the only stand up comedy show to receive an Award for Excellence that year. Michael will be taking this same show to comedy festivals around the country in 2012.
Workman continues producing surreal and hilarious comedy. He is defined by his clever and often absurd humour, which has set him apart from his contemporaries.