On the one-hundred and thirty-fourth Box Angeles improviser / actor Mike McLendon (Grandfathered, Comedy Bang! Bang!) stops by Studio 309. He discusses reading Stephen King novels as a kid, traveling a lot in a military family, attending the University of Texas, performing improv on the Second City cruises, and more!
The BA #134 Breakdown
– Box rants Wheel of Fortunes players.
– Drinking and rituals.
– Growing up in New Mexico and later traveling as a Military family.
– Parents divorcing later in life and booking 7eleven gigs.
– Being a class president at and playing soccer.
– Germany & Europe trip after graduation and attending University of Texas later.
– Getting into film / tv writing / editing and participating for Teach for America.
– Trying out improv in LA and moving briefly to NYC, working on Rescue Me.
– Finally moving to LA and working in casting.
– Doing Second City cruises and landing Grandfathered & CBB.
– Love of graphic design and working summer camps at the beach with kids.
– Mike describes what he does in three words.
– Mike answers why show business, why Hollywood and his favorite part of LA.
– Mike discusses who he enjoys to watch and who he’d like to work with.
– Mike’s favorite thing he has done (& least) and how he defines success.
– Choose your own adventure sign-off.
Guest Beer – Ballast Point, Pineapple Sculpin
An aspiring actor, Mike ‘Box’ Elder should be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune. Follow him @boxangeles.