MADtv's Michael McDonald at the Improv
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Bert "The Machine" Kreischer was discovered during his seventh year at Florida State University, when Rolling Stone Magazine did an article on the number one party school in the country, and named him the "top partier." Since then he's been a regular on Comedy Central's Reality Bites Back and hosted FX's Hurt Bert. In 2010, he became the host of the Travel Channel reality show Bert the Conqueror, in which he travels the U.S. going to amusement parks and other entertainment venues. His stand-up special Bert Kreischer: Comfortably Dumb continues to be one of the most popular on Comedy Central, and he's also been seen on the Late Show with David Letterman. Learn More
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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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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.