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Episode 234: Nerdist Podcast
Michael McDonald
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Nerdist Podcast: Michael McDonald

The delightful and hilarious Michael McDonald stops by the show! He and Chris reminisce about their days at The Groundlings, the craft of learning improv, how he created characters for Mad TV, and more!

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  1. Susan says:

    I like looking through an article that can make men and women think.

    Also, thanks for allowing for me to comment!

  2. TheRaizen says:

    One of my favorite sketch’s from Michael Macdonald was the angry movie guy.

  3. Raizen says:

    I didn’t even know there was a singer with the same name. Always been a fan of MadTV.

  4. duncan7 says:

    While Matt’s troubleshooting Michael’s iPhone, could you guys try out Apple’s new “podcasts” app for a second? I figure Nerdist’s position at the three-way intersection of podcasting, Apple, and comedy should enable you record a quick hostful and let the rest of us in on what has to be an elaborate joke app while iOS is rebooting.

  5. Sebastian says:

    woops. Better link the English page


  6. Sebastian says:

    There’s a word for “exclamation point/question mark”. It’s “Interrobang” and it looks like this:

  7. Rebecca says:

    Definitey come to DragonCon! It is rather amazing!

  8. Michelle says:

    I will say the obvious; “look what i can do!” the funniest skit i saw him do on madtv was with stephanie weir and they were at a party and forced to sit outside. stephanie had no hair and she says, “this is hardly your picture any longer” as willem dafoe. made me laugh outloud. and made Michael break. such a good skit.

  9. Patty Marvel says:

    @Doc – So long as he doesn’t change his name to “Michael Bolton,” ‘cuz “he’s the one who sucks!”

  10. Poor guy probably gets this crap all the time. He should change his name to something unique so that he’ll never be confused with anyone else. Like Ronald. Or Old.

  11. Patty Marvel says:

    Speaking of Michael McDonald and comedians, here’s Billy Crystal at his hottest and using a gun:

  12. Tom Steele says:

    He came from somewhere back in her long ago
    The sentimental fool don’t see
    Tryin’ hard to recreate
    What had yet to be created once in her life

    She musters a smile for his nostalgic tale
    Never coming near what he wanted to say
    Only to realize…
    It never really was

    She had a place in his life
    He never made her think twice
    As he rises to her apology
    Anybody else would surely know
    He’s watching her go

    But what a fool believes … he sees
    No wise man has the power to reason away
    What seems … to be
    Is always better than nothing
    And nothing at all keeps sending him …
    [ Lyrics from:

  13. Scarab83 says:

    “I would rather listen to Fran Drescher for eight hours than have to listen to Michael McDonald. Nothing against him, but if I hear ‘Yah Mo B There’ one more time, I’m gonna ‘yah mo’ burn this place to the ground!”

  14. John says:

    Insert joke about this being the musician and not the comedian…

  15. JetpackBlues says:

    Rats. And here I thought it was Michael McDonald (the singer). 😛

    My eyebrows shot up when I saw that this morning. They came back down after hearing the intro.

    Fun episode. The masturbating to small talk improv bit sounded hilarious, even if it was a visual.

  16. LeMaire Lee says:

    Ah dang it Well Nexties!!!!
    Done created something new

  17. MetaMike23 says: