Michael McKean: This Is For Us, This Makes Us Laugh

Michael McKean: This Is For Us, This Makes Us Laugh

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Michael McKean has the title role in "Yes, Prime Minister". It's a satirical stage play that takes audiences inside the British government as it lurches from crisis to crisis.

Michael McKean's IMDB lists the titles of 223 movies and TV shows he's appeared in, but to some people he'll always be Lenny Kosnowski, the role he played from 1976 until 1983 on the classic comedy, "Laverne & Shirley."  Michael is now appearing on stage in Los Angeles, in the Geffen Playhouse production of "Yes, Prime Minister." 

Michael joins Steve Edwards and Lisa Breckenridge, who's filling in for Maria Sansone, on Good Day LA.

Fun facts about Michael:

  • Well known for his portrayal of Squiggy's friend, Leonard "Lenny" Kosnowski, on the sitcom Laverne & Shirley; and for his work in the Christopher Guest ensemble films, particularly as David St. Hubbins, the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the fictional rock band Spinal Tap from the eponymous film.
  • McKean began his career (as well as the characters of Lenny and Squiggy) in Pittsburgh while a student at Carnegie Mellon University; David Lander was a fellow student at CMU. Their partnership grew after graduation as part of the comedy group The Credibility Gap with Harry Shearer in Los Angeles.
  • Having already appeared as a musical guest and then host of Saturday Night Live, McKean joined the cast in 1994 and remained a cast member until 1995. At 46, he was the oldest person ever to join the Saturday Night Live cast, and the only person to be a musical guest, host, and cast member in that order.

(Source: Wikipedia)

‘Yes, Prime Minister' is at The Geffen Playhouse until July 14th. Click HERE for tickets to "Yes, Prime Minister" at the Geffen Playhouse.

Follow Michael on Twitter: @MJMcKean

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