Ted & Michael Read Sketches Into Microphones
Ted O’Gorman and Michael Paul Smith are childhood friends who will do anything to make each other laugh. They’ve been writing and collaborating together for their entire friendship, and it’s high time they read some comedy sketches into microphones. So they made a sketch comedy podcast, Ted and Michael Read Sketches Into Microphones. It’s produced by podcaster Gillian Pensavalle (The Hamilcast, True Crime Obsessed) and features the three of them in every episode.
This podcast is an unapologetic look into the minds of Ted and Michael, who have always been guided by the creative principle of, “If it’s funny to us, it’ll be funny to other people, too.” The sketches may be stand-alone scenes, showcases of their impressions, brief moments of absurdity, or just Ted and Michael being themselves. Ranging from straightforward and wholesome to bizarre and outlandish, they are and always will be, “silly for the sake of silly.”
Ted and Michael are joined by their many comedically gifted friends on various episodes of Ted and Michael Read Sketches Into Microphones; making the final product one in which the sense of fun and celebration is palpable, contagious, and inclusive without exception. In listening, you’ll get a sense that each scene ends with a burst of laughter, as though the actors themselves could barely hold it together. And if you listen to the outtakes at the end of each episode, this is absolutely true.
This podcast is made for comedy nerds of all kinds. The goal of Ted and Michael Read Sketches Into Microphones is simply to make you laugh. Laughter is one of life’s great unifying forces, and this podcast hopes to inject just a little more of it out into the world.