MADtv's Michael McDonald at the Improv
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The last date listed for Comedian/Actor Michael McDonald was Friday May 27, 2011 / 10:15pm.
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Featured review from C. B. S.
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The Improv in Schaumburg was really fun. We came early and ordered dinner. We both had sandwiches. My chicken sandwich was a little overcooked, but the garlic mayo, bbq sauce and fabulous fries made up for it. The hamburger was perfectly cooked. And the price for dinner was reasonable.
We had excellent seats, second row near the middle. It looked like all the seats were good and you could see and hear well. The theater and the staff were both very professional.
We were a little disappointed with Michael McDonald. We love MadTV and would have liked to see at least a few minutes of each of the characters he plays on the show. Instead he mostly talked about his family, which seemed to be extremely strange (his mother asked him to get a knife to cut out the cancer from her tongue.... not funny).
The best part was when he spend 20 seconds as "Stewart", the little boy from MadTV. The crowd went wild, thinking he was going to do more characters. The story about the family friend "Pat Elliott" was quite funny too. His LA friends were somewhat amusing, specially his friends from Chicago.
This was our first time at this venue and we'll definitely return to The Improv to see other comedians.
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The one major complaint I have is the food at the venue, it was horrible and over priced. We ordered a whole bunch of appetizers and it seemed like they were cooked two hours before and left under heating lights. It was terrible and the service...continued
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Read "more ":http://www.planetmadtv.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2637about Michael McDonald.
Michael McDonald is originally from Orange County, California. He is an alumnus of the famed Groundlings Theater in Los Angeles.
His first professional writing and acting jobs came from Concorde Pictures, Roger Corman’s infamous low-budget movie studio. Starting as an extra, McDonald quickly landed dozens of film roles, eventually moving behind the camera to write and direct for the studio.
In the 1990’s, McDonald worked steadily in television, landing guest spots on Seinfeld, Ellen, _Just Shoot Me _and News Radio. In 1998, he obtained a starring role on MADtv, where he enjoyed an unprecedented 10-year run. While there, McDonald created several popular characters – most notably man-child Stuart Larkin, Marvin Tikkvah, Rusty Miller, and Mofaz, The Depressed Persian Tow Truck Man.
In 2007, McDonald left MADtv to work both behind and in front of the camera on a variety of television shows. Credits include Scrubs, Desperate Housewives, Pushing Daisies, Reaper, Kath & Kim, Head Case, _Hannah Montana _and Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List. He is currently splitting his time as a writer/producer/director on ABC’s _Cougar Town _and touring the country as a stand up comedian. His first hour-long stand up comedy special, titled _Michael McDonald: Model. Citizen _aired on Showtime in the fall of 2010.