Mike MacDonald: A Comic Stripped covers MacDonald’s three CBC/Showtime standup comedy specials, On Target, My House! My Rules!, and Happy As I Can Be. Extras include a commentary track and Mike MacDonald performing air guitar.
Mike MacDonald is the star of the 1989-91 CBC series Mosquito Lake, though he can hardly be blamed for that show being an epic comedy abortion. More importantly, he’s the voice of Rip Friend in the Teletoon/Fox Kids cartoon Ripping Friends (2001-02.)
MacDonald is one of Canada’s great standup comics, and it’s too bad he hasn’t become bigger than he is. How CBC goes from Mike MacDonald and The Kids in the Hall to Ron James and The Ron James Show, I’ll never know. At least one of Mike MacDonald’s old films is out on DVD, even if it is Loose Screws.
Here’s Mike MacDonald from the 1987 Just For Laughs Festival. You may remember 1987 as the year Eddie Windsor spent a few minutes desperately trying to wring laughs from a dog and a hoop.
Ten years later, Eddie Windsor was featured on The Worst of Just For Laughs. WoJFL aired just after The Just For Laughs 15th Anniversary Special. Guess who hosted The Just For Laughs 15th Anniversary Special?
Yeah, Kevin Bacon! You sons of bitches.