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

October 30, 2022

Comedian of note Kurt Braunohler joins Scott and co-host John Lennon for a spoOoky episode of Comedy Bang! Bang! After John catches us up on his recent plan to reboot Stranger Things, Kurt talks about his new special “Perfectly Stupid,” being a dad, and putting up an immersive Halloween themed play. Plus, COOTER the supercomputer stops by to try to make Scott’s life easier.

April 17, 2022

Comedian extraordinaire Natasha Leggero (The Endless Honeymoon Podcast) joins Scott and guest co-host Kayla Dickie to talk about truck week, Natasha’s new cooking competition show “Rat in the Kitchen,” and Love Is Blind. Then, chef Adjacent Mantzoukas drops by to talk about his new YouTube grilling show. Plus, Dr. Anthony Fauci stops by to answer important medical questions.

June 24, 2021

Welcome to the New Celebrity Dating Game with your host, Icelandic singer-songwriter Björk! This episode, we’re joined by actress Anna Faris as she picks a lucky suitor from a hidden panel of three contestants based on a variety of questions. Featuring Lisa Gilroy as Anna Faris, Christine Bullen as Ellen DeGeneres, Kenny Stevenson as Nicolas Cage, and Mike Hanford as John Lennon.

June 6, 2021

Intern Gino Lombardo catches up with Scott about taking a confidence class. Then, Sprague the Whisperer returns with a proposal for Gino. Later, salesperson Andy Manders stops by to drum up sales for his chairs. Plus, film reviewer Zoobi Condarino drops by to review some movies.

August 2, 2020

Andy Samberg of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Saturday Night Live fame is back to talk to Scott about his movie Palm Springs including working with J.K. Simmons and how Cristin Milioti was cast. The Sloppy Boys (Mike Hanford, Tim Kalpakis, Jefferson Dutton) play songs off their new album “Paradiso.” Plus, newcomer to LA, Barry Sams stops by to anonymously air grievances about his neighbors and singer-songwriter John Lennon returns to talk about his volunteer work.

May 31, 2020

Stand-up comedian Myq Kaplan joins Scott and our old friend John Lennon to talk about his new comedy album “A.K.A.”, aging Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and John’s book “Larry Potter.” Plus, Slovenian acrobat Dagmar the Small returns to talk about quarantine cooks.