Laughter and conservation efforts on the way

May 14, 2013 by  

Standup comedian and actor Michael McDonald will speak about his career to audience members at tonight at the Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, located only about 20 minutes from Gardena.

Originally from Orange County, McDonald began his career at the Groundlings Theater in Los Angeles. He is currently co-starring opposite Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock in the movie comedy ‘The Heat’ by 20th Century Fox.

His career began as an extra working for Concorde Pictures and led to dozens of film roles from which he moved into writing and directing for the studio. He has appeared on such shows as Ellen, Seinfield, News Radio, and Just Shoot Me.

In 1998, he successfully landed what would be a 10-year run for ‘MADtv’. McDonald can be recognized for his roles in the three Austin Powers films, Scrubs, and Desperate Housewives – giving him plenty of experience to show off on his digital business cards . He will entertain the audience starting at 8:00 pm tonight.

For those more interested in conservation than the performing arts, the LA Waterkeeper’s Kelp Project is seeking volunteer divers to help restore the kelp forests off the shore of Los Angeles County. The Kelp Project, established in 1997, has been recognized for its volunteer-based approach to restoration of the kelp beds off the shores of Malibu and Palos Verdes.

More than 800 species of underwater life find their home in the kelp beds. For more information on helping, call Brian at 310-394-6162 x.107. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and meet at the Marina Harbor in Marina del Rey.