Jon Mackey

Jon Mackey is a writer/director/actor/editor/photographer/cool dude hailing from the somewhat decent state of North Carolina. Jon is a member of the UCBT-LA house team, Winslow, and has written and directed content for all your favorite comedy websites– Funny Or Die, CollegeHumor, and CC Studios to name a few. He is also one fourth of the sketch group Big Grande, hosts of the monthly sketch/variety show “Freaks on a Leash” at UCB Sunset (every third wednesday at 10:30p). Thank you for reading.

 

He is one of the hosts of Big Grande’s Teacher’s Lounge. Binge seasons 2-5 plus new weekly episodes from season 6 only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of listening, go to stitcherpremium.com/teacher and use promo code ‘TEACHER’.

Host Information

Big Grande Teachers' Lounge

Welcome to The Teachers' Lounge! Hosts Drew Tarver, Dan Lippert, Jon Mackey and Ryan Rosenberg play 4 highly unskilled teachers who catch listeners up on their oddly captivating careers at the fictional Hamilton High School. In the second half of each episode, The Teachers interview guests who usually play a character in the wild world of Hamilton.

To hear bonus episodes of The Teachers' Lounge, go to StitcherPremium.com/Teacher and use promo code TEACHER for your first month free.
Stay flippy!

Guest Appearances

GWAR, What Is It Good For?

improv4humans #421November 13, 2019

Dan Lippert, Jon Mackey, and Ryan Rosenberg of Big Grande return to improv4humans with Matt Besser for scenes about superpower puberty, a podcast about an Italian dish, a neighborhood emergency, single-word debate prompts, and more.

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Drew Tarver, Jon Mackey, Dan Lippert of Big Grande in Creeps, Thieves, and Things With Wings: The Musical

Drew Tarver, Jon Mackey, and Dan Lippert of Big Grande join Zach and Jess for an all new musical packed with a hospital full of creeps, little larceny girls, birds, and more! With songs like “One, Two, Three, You’ll Fall Asleep”, “Satan…

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Now It's Time For A Breakdown

Comedy Bang Bang #594March 27, 2019

Musician Dan Mangan returns to talk to Scott about his new album “More or Less” and perform songs from it. Then, session musician Randy Useless stops by to not brag about his work. Plus, website owner Jimmy-Bug Brickhouse drops by to talk…

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88 Fingers Louie and The Book Of Craig

improv4humans #385March 6, 2019

Musical guest 88 Fingers Louie joins improvisers Dan Lippert, Jon Mackey, Ryan Rosenberg, Betsy Sodaro, Adam McCabe, and Matt Besser! 88 Fingers Louie plays songs that inspire scenes about a gameshow for selling out, the sexual act all men are too afraid…

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Best of The Bible

improv4humans #374December 19, 2018

In the beginning, Matty B created improv4humans. Then Matty B said, “Let there be a compilation of the greatest biblical improv scenes ever performed on this show”, and there was a compilation of biblical scenes. And Matty B saw the compilation, and…

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Big Grande III: Unboxing Earwolf

improv4humans #373December 12, 2018

Dan Lippert, Jon Mackey, and Ryan Rosenberg of Big Grande join Matt Besser for a special unboxing episode of improv4humans! They’ll unwrap their best Earwolf merchandise while performing scenes about shopping for passive aggressive gifts, a person who really wants everyone to…

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Ryan Rosenberg, Dan Lippert, Jon Mackey, Drew Tarver - Spotlight On: Big Grande's Teacher's Lounge with Sam Weatherman, Todd Padre, Howard Levi’s, and Bill Cravy

WOMP It Up! #73November 26, 2018

The finest teachers at Hamilton High School, Sam Weatherman (Ryan Rosenberg), Todd Padre (Dan Lippert), Howard Levi’s (Jon Mackey), and Bill Cravy (Drew Tarver) of Big Grande's The Teacher's Lounge join Marissa and Listler for a special crossover edition of WOMP It…

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Hop Along and the Funky Butt

improv4humans #366October 24, 2018

Special musical guest Frances Quinlan of Hop Along joins improvisers Dan Lippert, Jon Mackey, and Seth Morris for this week’s improv4humans! Hop Along plays songs that inspire scenes about a kid under pressure to whistle well, an open house that attracts jazz…

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Dull Knives, Sturdy Eyes

Comedy Bang Bang #569October 14, 2018

Comedian extraordinaire Emily Heller joins Scott to stand up for the entire episode and chat about her new stand-up album “Pasta,” her best joke, and Barry buying a zoo in season 2 of HBO’s Barry. Then, TV personalities Luke and Matthew stop…

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Big Grande (Drew Tarver, Dan Lippert, Ryan Rosenberg, Jon Mackey): Get A Grips

Welcome to Get A Grips with your hosts Chris Singleman (Jon Mackey), Nate Marriedman (Dan Lippert), Chuck Betweensituations (Ryan Rosenberg), and Brad Justfriends (Drew Tarver)! It’s the only podcast for below the line Hollywood employees where grips are able to shoot the…

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Chekhov's Phone

Comedy Bang Bang #523December 4, 2017

Never Not Funny's own Jimmy Pardo joins Scott to talk about his new podcast Playing Games with Jimmy Pardo, Houdini, and performing Grease. Then, best friends Jake and David stop by talk about their friendship and being bullied in school. Later, Hollywood…

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Big Grande II: Bad Dad Persona

improv4humans #290May 11, 2017

Dan Lippert, Jon Mackey, Ryan Rosenberg, and Drew Tarver of Big Grande (Teacher's Lounge) join Matt Besser this week for improvised scenes about hiding your shitty car from your girlfriend, going with the Conehead look for your headshot, and finding a role…

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A Small Town Post Office After Hours w/ Big Grande

Paul F. Tompkins continues cross-over month on Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special guests/improvisers are Big Grande (Big Grande’s Teacher’s Lounge) Dan Lippert, Jon Mackey, Ryan Rosenberg, and Drew Tarver. They chat about what food item they have consumed the most of in their lifetime,…

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The Trump Inauguration Special with Big Grande

Private: Hard Nation #42January 18, 2017

On the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration, Mark and Pete are live on the scene with some of the A-list performers headlining the festivities (Big Grande's Dan Lippert, Jon Mackey, Ryan Rosenberg and Drew Tarver). 3 Doors Down comes out in favor…

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Big Grande's The Teacher's Lounge

Earwolf Presents #59September 28, 2016

Welcome to the Teacher’s Lounge, the only podcast that gives an uncensored, behind the scenes look at the goings on at Hamilton High School. To hear more episodes from this 6-part mini-series go to Howl.fm and use the promo code TEACHER at…

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The Best of i4h Vol. 6

improv4humans #231March 17, 2016

Here is what you voted for as the best scenes of 2015, humons. These performances feature Jon Gabrus, Joe Wengert, Will McLaughlin, Chad Carter, Neil Casey, Betsy Sodaro, Colton Dunn, Joe Hartzler, Andy Daly, Sean Conroy, Brett Gelman, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh,…

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Wild Horses vs. Big Grande: LIVE at UCBsunset

improv4humans #214November 19, 2015

It's a two-team spectacle as Lauren Lapkus, Erin Whitehead, and Stephanie Allynne of Wild Horses and Dan Lippert, Ryan Rosenberg, Drew Tarver, and Jon Mackey of Big Grande join Matt Besser for a LIVE improv4humans from the UCB’s Sunset theater in Hollywood…

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Big Grande: Teachers' Lounge

Hello and welcome to another episode of Hamilton High School's podcast Teachers' Lounge! In the lounge as always is Theatre teacher Keith Padre (Dan Lippert), Women's Basketball Coach and Spanish teacher Logan Waters (Drew Tarver), Drivers Ed teacher Sam Weatherman (Ryan Rosenberg),…

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Big Grande

improv4humans #172January 29, 2015

Dan Lippert, Drew Tarver, Ryan Rosenberg, and Jon Mackey are all best buds and together perform all around LA as the sketch group Big Grande. Today they join Matt Besser for a special improv5humans complete with pirate speakers, passionate waltzers, and a…

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