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Mike Polk book-signing at Crocker Park Barnes & Noble

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Mike Polk Jr. is a Cleveland-based writer and comedian whose self-produced videos have more than 50 million combined views on You Tube alone. He is responsible for such viral hits as "The Hastily Made Cleveland Tourism Video" (which appeared in the Michael Moore documentary "Capitalism: A Love Story"), "The Honest R&B Song", "The One Semester of Spanish Love Song," and the award-winning internet series "Man In The Box." Polk has been performing sketch comedy with the group "Last Call" for over nine years. The troupe won "Best of the Festival" in Toronto in 2011 and Seattle in 2010 and regularly perform at Cleveland's Playhouse Square Theaters. Polk has been named Cleveland's best comedian by Scene Magazine and Cleveland Magazine on several occasions. His work has also appeared on TNT's "Inside the NBA," and on FunnyorDie.com. For all of his bluster, Polk is a huge advocate of the Northeast Ohio area and is happy to call Cleveland his home.


Polk's book is a rustbelt satire lampooning Cleveland's quirks, including the city's boundless obsession with disappointing sports teams, Cleveland's nonstop quest to reinvent its civic image, and a grab-bag collection of odd local celebrities. Sections are devoted
to such "timely" topics as: "Riding the RTA: A Fascinating Cultural Experience"; "A Cleveland Enemies Hall of Fame"; "A Comparison of Three Area Gentlemen’s Clubs"; and "A Remake of Cleveland’s Own Flag" to name a few.

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