Event: Mike MacDonald hosted by Marc Sauvé
Fri, Sep 16, 2016
A staple of the Just for Laughs comedy festival and a revered comedian nationwide, Mike MacDonald has always drawn from what he knows. Incorporating recent events and things that happen within his life into routines, Mike has always been able to find the bright side to everything in life – from highly debated topics in the media to 12 hour family road trips – and draw out the humor from it. His gift for comedy has earned him the admiration of many and a spot in the heart of Canadians across the country, which makes it all the more fortunate we were able to secure him for a night at the Playhouse.
Beyond his performances on Just for Laughs, Macdonald has an extensive history on television as well. He’s appeared on numerous TV shows and specials, including Late Night with David Letterman , The Arsenio Hall Show , Showtime's Comedy Club All-Star Show , A&E's An Evening at the Improv , and Comedy Central's The A List . He’s hosted a few of the Gemini Awards shows and has been nominated a few times for one on account of the success of his television specials. “ Mike McDonald: On Target ”, the very first prime-time one hour comedy special on CBC, was very well received and paved the way for a number of other hour long performances on the channel - not just by MacDonald, but a number of up-and-coming comedians to this day. The shows that followed it, “ My House! My Rules!” and “ Happy as I Can Be ” met with similarly warm receptions, cementing MacDonald as one of the most revered figures in Canadian comedy.
The performance will be hosted by Marc Sauvé, as put together by Funny Fundraisers.