Jeff MacKinnon is a funny comedian who writes in the third person.
Jeff MacKinnon is an important comedian who continually refines the art of stating his opinions as facts. He has been featured on NBC, CBS, MTV, Sirius XM, ManiaTV!, Comedy.TV and the Comedy Central “Comics To Watch” showcase.
In 2011 alone, he performed at festivals around the World, including the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Bridgetown, SF Sketchfest, Boston International, and Laughing Skull.
His ability to create material on the spot led him to become a regular performer on Set List, an internationally-acclaimed live improvised stand-up show that airs overseas on SkyAtlantic HD. He tells jokes that he writes. He tells them real funny-like. He once described himself as "one of the best comedians his parents ever gave birth to."
Not only does he tour clubs and colleges nationwide, Jeff has also become a staple at nationally-renowned clubs such as the Hollywood Improv, the Ice House and the Comedy Store.
He is also a quick-witted improviser - known as Agent Eyebrows in Campus Activities “College Act of the Year” Mission IMPROVable and member of their house-team Child Dish. Jeff is also a founding member of Groundlings-bred Hot Ice! Sketch Comedy and a primary writer-performer in the sketch pilot Recycled Babies.
His debut comedy-album, Bring Me To Your Mother was released in September 2011 and sold more copies than zero.
"Wow That's What They Call Music" is the Now compilation-obsessed comedy podcast that Jeff hosts and produces, much to the delight of hundreds of people every few days.
Jeff can be seen seeking attention and validation in comedy clubs, theaters, bars, VFW’s, coffee shops, college auditoriums and/or cafeterias and sidewalks adjacent to those venues.
Here are common adjectives used in comedy bios that may or may not apply to Jeff's "skits": clever, inventive, hilarious, up-and-coming, rising, falling, established, sharp, cerebral, veteran, crowd-favorite, witty, palsy, top-notch, best-ever, touring, favorite, egotistical, delusional, self-aggrandizing. Only Jeff can say what's true.
Despite considering himself an important artist that should not be subjectively measured against fellow artists, here are some COMPETITIONS where Jeff didn't finish last:
2011 Boston Comedy Festival (Boston, MA)
2011 Laughing Skull Comedy Festival (Atlanta, GA)
2004 - 2006 Comedy Works New Talent Search (Denver, Colorado),
2005 Wiseguy’s Rocky Mountain Laugh Off (Salt Lake City, Utah),
2008 Valley of Laughter Festival (Westfield, MA)
2005 Stand-Up Comedy Battles (Denver, CO)
2006 Survival of the Wittiest (Denver, CO).
Jeff has written comedy about comedy for:
-LaughSpin (coverage of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2011)
-Examiner (various opines about Los Angeles comedy events)
-Project Breakout (video-series about the comedy industry)
-ManiaTV! Internet Television (on-air host of Loudmouths on Latenight, Weekend Surf, Wasssup!, Freakshow & Citizen Journalism)
Fueled by insecurity and plenty of caffeine, Jeff continues to gain attention with the fresh material he consistently delivers from his small body and big mouth. Bringing Jeff to you is a no-brainer! Although, he would appreciate if you brought your brain to the show.