Mike Hanford

Mike Hanford is a Los Angeles based writer and performer and a graduate of the Ithaca College film program. Mike began taking classes at the UCB theatre in 2006 and is currently a member of the sketch group The Birthday Boys. He has participated in many UCB shows including Comedy Death Ray, CDR Sketch, Halloween Spooktacular, Sketchmas, Two of the Ghostbusters Meet Two of the Ninja Turtles and Birthday Boy’s own sketch show Hotdoggin’ (Directed by Neil Campbell and Paul Rust). With The Birthday Boys, Mike has performed at The San Francisco Sketchfest, Chicago Sketchfest, Sketchfest NYC, Sketchfest Seattle and the Los Angeles Comedy Festival. The Birthday Boys can be seen at UCBTLA performing a brand new sketch show every month with A Kiss From Daddy.

Guest Appearances

Breath Before Death

Comedy Bang Bang #388November 23, 2015

This year we give thanks to the songwriting titans and fan favorites Neko Case and John Lennon as they return on this week's Comedy Bang! Bang! Neko tells us all about her new box set "Truckdriver, Gladiator, Mule," John explains his unfortunate…


Motown Tea

Comedy Bang Bang #372August 31, 2015

It's a very musical episode of Comedy Bing Bong as the legendary John Lennon of The Beatles joins Scott as this week’s co-host and helps welcome singer Diane Coffee aka Shaun Fleming to play tracks off his new album “Everybody’s A Good…


Freddie Mercury To Me

Comedy Bang Bang #358June 25, 2015

Beck Bennett of SNL and Good Neighbor joins the first timer club as he runs laps around the room on today’s B-B-B-ONUS Comedy Bing Bong! Beck tells us all about his new movie Balls Out, the ins and outs of flag football,…


The 6th Anniversary Show!

6 years ago and no score today a comedy podcast was born. My, oh, my how time has flown by! IT’S BEEN 6 years of Comedy Bang! Bang! The Podcast and old friends and new friends stop by to celebrate. Expect to…


Beatle Heaven

Comedy Bang Bang #328January 8, 2015

2015 is starting to look like the year of first timers as Anders Holm of Workaholics and Mike, Steve, and Steve of the Rock ‘n’ Roll band American Football join Scott for a B-B-B-ONUS-S-S-S episode of Comedy Bing Bong! We’ll hear some…


Two Birthday Boys, Our Close Friends

Hollywood Handbook #53October 7, 2014

Hayes and Sean have a discussion with Engineer Cody about refreshments before addressing an interesting new cultural phenomenon they're getting into. Then the guys issue a challenge to their listeners to help them become the second-least popular podcast on Earwolf. Finally, MIKE…



Analyze Phish #10July 10, 2014

Harris Wittels & Scott Aukerman are back to take a journey through Phish’s latest album “Fuego” with the help of special guest Mike Hanford of The Birthday Boys. What is Mike’s history with Phish? Will Scott’s opinion of Phish change? Who is…


Hollywood Bowl

Analyze Phish #9June 25, 2014

Get ready to drop your beans everybody! The long awaited Hollywood Bowl episode is finally here! Join Harris Wittels & Scott Aukerman as they listen back and talk about their night of Phish LIVE at the Hollywood Bowl from the limo ride…


Bonus Cut: The Holiday Mope Report

improv4humans #112.5December 24, 2013

Join Mike Mitchell, Mike Hanford, and Dave Ferguson of The Birthday Boys and Matt Besser for a bonus episode of improv4humans that revolves around the miracle of birth. Give the gift of the UCB Comedy Improv Manual, Matt Besser’s new comedy album at mattbesser.com, Dragoon’s…


Christmas With The Birthday Boys

improv4humans #112December 19, 2013

Welcome to a special Christmas family hour of improv4humans starring Mike Mitchell, Mike Hanford, and Dave Ferguson of The Birthday Boys with your host Matt Besser! Get into the holiday spirit with improvised scenes inspired by tales of awkward classroom moments, Matt’s…


A Peanut In The Rain

Comedy Bang Bang #222June 3, 2013

Take a break from grabbing that tasty air and enjoy a fresh episode of Comedy Bing Bong! The iconic Garry Marshall is back with Gillian Jacobs to deal with some unfinished business that occurred since the last time they were on the…


Best of improv4humans Vol. 2

improv4humans #56November 29, 2012

Once again we asked YOU which were some of your favorite scenes from the past episodes of improv4humans and we put together volume 2 of this special collection of improvised scenes. Listen to an all star cast of improvisers create scenes based…


Pop and Politics

Comedy Bang Bang #184November 5, 2012

Parks and Recreation’s Aziz Ansari returns for today’s special election episode of Comedy Bang Bang! Aziz talks about the inspiration behind his tour Buried Alive, the cast on Parks & Rec, and being scared of Gout. Bob Odenkirk, Mike Hanford, and Neil…


Bonus Cut: Big Red Boat

improv4humans #49.5October 23, 2012

Join Matt Besser, Zach Woods, and Birthday Boys Mike Mitchell and Mike Hanford as they talk Mickey Mouse and reverse bullying in a Texas town with a naughty name.


App Talk

improv4humans #49October 18, 2012

Turn the lights off, relax, and enjoy today’s smooth episode of improv4humans! Allow Zach Woods, Mike Mitchell, and Mike Hanford to entertain you with scenes involving an insect support group, Hollywood squirrels, and murderous sex organs. Be sure to pick up an…

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