"The King of Canadian Comedy"
MIn addition to his successful and well received live performances all over North America, Mike MacDonald has appeared on numerous TV shows including "Late Night With David Letterman", "The Arsenio Hall Show", "Just For Laughs", Showtime's "Comedy Club All-Star Show", A&E's "An Evening At The Improv" and Comedy Central's "The A List". Mike MacDonald's popularity continues to skyrocket both in the United States and Canada. He has hosted both the Gemini Awards and the "Just For Laughs 10th Anniversary Special" for the CBC and starred in a sitcom on that network called "Mosquito Lake." Mike has also starred in three well received and critically acclaimed specials for the CBC in Canada and for Showtime in the U.S.
His first special, "MIKE MacDonald; ON TARGET" was the first one hour prime time special special by a stand-up comic in the history of the CBC and easily won its time slot. This success led to MIKE'S next special, "MY HOUSE! MY RULES!" which also won its prime time slot when it aired and was nominated for two Gemini Awards for "Best Writing" and "Best Performance" in a comedy special. Meanwhile, the Showtime version of "MY HOUSE! MY RULES!" was nominated for two Ace Awards --"Best Comedy Special" and "Best Writing in a Comedy Special". His third Showtime special, "HAPPY AS I CAN BE", was originally slated as a half-hour show, but when executives screened the footage they immediately expanded it to an hour. "Happy As I Can Be" in its one hour format also achieved a number 1 rating when it aired in prime time on the C.B.C.