Ted Michaels

Ted Michaels is a former member of the performing company at the Groundlings Theater in Los Angeles where he was featured in their main stage shows. Other stage credits include One Word Improv with Eddie Izzard and the one man show Boy From Mars. In addition to many commercial appearances, his television credits include roles on The Comeback, Campus Ladies, According to Jim, Girlfriends and Mad TV.

Guest Appearances

March 21, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes people in the world and beings from outer space back to SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is improviser and writer of the upcoming Ghostbusters Katie Dippold! They chat about what it would be like leading a cult, the fear of discovering that your significant other is secretly a serial killer, and wanting to be the most interesting person to your therapist. Paul is then joined by Mark McConville, Ted Michaels and Annie Savage to improvise a story set in The Last Blockbuster Video Store. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano! SPONTANEANATION LIVE returns to Largo on Saturday, April 2nd! Paul’s special guest will be Grant-Lee Phillips! Get your tickets now: bit.ly/SPONT416

February 8, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes 1st time, 2nd time, and 3rd time listeners to SPONTANEANATION! This week, Paul’s special guest is Alice Wetterlund of MTV’s Girl Code and HBO’s Silicon Valley! They chat about whether or not everyone deserves to be heard, how an only child learns to share, and exactly how much bravery is required to do stand up. Paul is then joined by Ted Michaels, Colleen Smith and Gary Anthony Williams to improvise a story set at a Kay Jewelers In A Mall. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano! 

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June 8, 2015

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes you and yours, including families, back to Spontaneanation! This week Paul’s special guest is singer-songwriter Aimee Mann! They chat about the thing Aimee desires that she is most ashamed of desiring, accepting that other people have opinions of their own, and Aimee’s response to a therapist telling her to talk to her younger self. Paul is then joined by his pals from his show No, You Shut Up!, improvisers Ted Michaels, Michael Oosterom, and Colleen Smith, to improvise a story set at the Underwear Department at Macy’s. As always, the glorious Eban Schletter scores it all on piano! 

Los Angeles: Spontaneanation is happening LIVE with special guests on Friday, June 19th at Largo at the Coronet and you can be there too! Get tickets now at http://www.largo-la.com/!

March 2, 2011

Friends, we’ve been getting to know each other for thirteen weeks now. Can we finally be real with each other? No? Awesome. Instead, let’s play pretend! Drew, Ted and Brian play pretend being boxcar hobos, astronauts, mommy and daddy (and therapist), and the old stand-by, racist drunks. But if you are looking for realness, look no further than the tragic story of how Shakespeare mangled Drew’s arm. Feel free to get real with us on Facebook and leave your comments on Earwolf.