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Known primarily for his humor and sarcastic wit, Kosta also brings a sports background to the FOX Sports family. He played tennis professionally and at the University of Illinois, where he won four Big Ten championships, and was an assistant tennis coach at the University of Michigan.
Kosta traded his racket for a microphone and full-time job as a stand-up comic based in Los Angeles. Kosta’s television appearances include The Tonight Show, Conan, Chelsea Lately and Soup Investigates on E!, TruTV’s Smoking Gun Presents, G4’s Attack of the Show and Showtime’s Live Nude Comedy. Kosta hosted the backstage show for the 63rd Annual Emmy Awards, as well as pilots for MTV, NBC and Comedy Central and recently had his own scripted pilot based on his life produced for FOX.
Additionally, Kosta recently performed his first stand-up special, Comedy Central Presents: Michael Kosta, and has performed at the HBO Comedy Festival in Aspen, in addition to the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.
He hosted FOX Sports Network’s CCHA ALL ACCESS, a hockey show in Detroit, for which he won a Michigan Emmy as performer/host. Kosta also can be heard nationally on the syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show and on The Playboy Comedy Channel on XM/Sirius Satellite Radio. He is a regular at the Comedy Store, The Improv and the Comedy & Magic Club in Los Angeles, and takes his stand-up comedy routine across the country.
Kosta authored a book titled 101 Tips for Winning More Tennis Matches.
Kosta earned a degree in Speech Communication from the University of Illinois in 2002, and graduated from Huron High School in Ann Arbor, Mich., where he won two state championships in tennis.
When Regis was born, Michael was -48 years old.