Michaela Watkins is currently a main company member of The Groundlings Theater and is an alumnus of Saturday Night Live. You might recognize Michaela from her reoccurring role on The New Adventures of Old Christine, or from one of her many popular FunnyorDie videos. You can see her later this year in David Wain’s upcoming film Wanderlust.
January 30, 2022
If you’ve ever roller-skated, then this movie is for you! Recorded LIVE at Largo in Los Angeles, special guest Michaela Watkins joins Paul, June, and Jason to talk all about the Olivia Newton-John & Gene Kelly musical Xanadu. They’ll cover everything from the opening dance montage where the muses come out of a mural portal, the animation sequence that was basically the sex scene, and Gene Kelly’s memory boner. Plus, we discover why Zeus has a British accent during audience Q&A!
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November 18, 2019
Actress and comedian Michaela Watkins talks with Andy Richter about a hereditary love of math, her first stage role as a British maid, how to stay invested in the material, bidding farewell to Portland for a career in LA, and the boom of female-led projects in Hollywood. Plus, Michaela discusses what she’s learned about the fine line of nuance in comedy.
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January 22, 2016
Michaela Watkins is amazing in every role she plays, from Wanderlust to the comedy series Casual on Hulu, she is a powerful comedic force. Michaela joins Randy & Jason to talk about her early days of studying acting at Boston University, what lead her to join The Groundlings shortly after, and the joy she experienced joining the cast of Saturday Night Live which was something she always aspired to accomplish as a child. Later, Jerry Jones, owner of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys stops by the studio to talk about how many teams are coming to Los Angeles and much more.
July 27, 2015
Scott Aukerman aka the Choctaw and Seth Wompler (Brian Huskey) join Marissa & Listler to WOMP IT UP! in front of a LIVE audience at UCB-Sunset in Los Angeles! After Listler lets us know about her upcoming marriage, Marissa’s mother Diane (Michaela Watkins) arrives to confront Listler once and for all. Later, everyone answers audience questions about Gutterballs, scissoring and more during Listler’s Love Lockdown!