Mike Dugan - Episode 543

Steve Cooper talks with comic/writer Mike Dugan.  Mike has written on television series, pilots, or specials for a long list of comedians, including Dennis Miller, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Tom Arnold, Paul Rodriguez, Stephanie Miller, Rich Hall and even George Hamilton. He received, along with five other writers, an Emmy Award for writing on the first season of  'Dennis Miller: Live' on HBO.  The show's writers were also nominated for Cable Ace and Writers Guild of America Awards.  While in London he also co-created with Rich Hall the BBC TV show "Rich Hall's Badly Funded Think Tank". A move to Los Angeles quickly led to a shot on 'The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson'. Johnny raved, and that debut has led to over seventy national television appearances, including one more spot on "Johnny" before his retirement and another appearance with Jay Leno - making him one of only a handful of comics to have appeared on 'The Tonight Show' with both Johnny and Jay. His stand up and hosting has been a favorite at corporate events for companies the likes of Oracle, Xerox, Christian Brothers, Bank of America and Visa to name just a few.  He has also lent his talents to many great causes, having performed or hosted at benefits for The American Red Cross, Katrina Relief, Pepsi All Stars for Sickle Cell Anemia, San Jose Ballet, United Cerebral Palsy, Quake Relief with Crosby Stills and Nash, American Cancer Society and many more. 

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