Mike O'Brien (actor)
Mike O'Brien
Birth name Michael Patrick O'Brien[1]
Born (1976-06-22) June 22, 1976 (age 41)[2]
Blissfield, Michigan, United States
Medium Television, film, acting, writing
Alma mater University of Michigan
Genres Improvisational comedy, sketch comedy
Notable works and roles Saturday Night Live, 7 Minutes in Heaven with Mike O'Brien

Michael Patrick[1] O'Brien (born June 22, 1976),[2] is an American actor, writer, and comedian who was a writer and short filmmaker on Saturday Night Live.

Career

O'Brien attended the University of Michigan, where he majored in film-video and was the founder and editor of a monthly comedy newspaper named The Anti-Daily.[3]

O'Brien moved to Chicago and began taking improv and sketch classes. At iO Chicago he performed with a group called The Reckoning (2001-present). He trained at the Second City in Chicago, eventually joining the company's mainstage, where he performed for one year as a part of "America: All Better".[4]

In 2015, O'Brien released his sketch comedy album Tasty Radio, featuring many of the cast members and writers he worked with on Saturday Night Live.

Saturday Night Live

O'Brien worked as a staff writer on Saturday Night Live for seven seasons, joining the show in 2009, and he also served as a featured player for one season from 2013 to 2014.[5][6] After his sole season as a featured player, he left the cast but continued to write for the show in his final season from 2014 to 2015.[7] Some of O'Brien's sketches include "Monster Pals" starring James Franco as well as "Puppet Class" starring Bill Hader. His short films "Grow a Guy" and "The Jay-Z Story" were each given the title card, "A Mike O'Brien Picture" in season 40.[8] After leaving the writing staff in season 41, O'Brien has continued to contribute short films under the title, A Mike O'Brien Picture.

7 Minutes in Heaven with Mike O'Brien

In 2011, O'Brien introduced 7 Minutes in Heaven with Mike O'Brien, a comedy routine in which he interviews celebrities in a closet and closes by trying to kiss the celebrity.[9][10][11]

Tasty Radio

In 2015 Mike released a comedy sketch album entitled 'Tasty Radio' which features Bill Hader, Fred Armisen, Jason Sudeikis, Vanessa Bayer, Seth Meyers, John Mulaney, Jorma Taccone, John Lutz and Scarlett Johansson.[12]

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