EP. 21 Jonathan & Sergey Talk with MICHAEL HITCHCOCK

June 16, 2017

Hitchcock is an Executive Producer and writer on the CW’s critically acclaimed comedy series “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” starring Golden Globe winner Rachel Bloom, co-created by Bloom and Aline Brosh-McKenna.  He was previously a Co-Executive Producer and writer on the multi-award winning series “Glee.”

Hitchcock also currently appears as “Langston Aubrey” in the Netflix original comedy film “Mascots” directed by Christopher Guest.  This is his fifth film for Guest, which include “Best in Show,” “Waiting for Guffman,” “A Mighty Wind,” and “For Your Consideration.”

Hitchcock’s other film acting credits include “Bridesmaids,” “Super 8,”  “Serenity,” “Wild Hogs,” “Smiley Face,” “Pretty Persuasion,”  “Happy, Texas,” “Heartbreakers,” and the upcoming Disney film “Magic Camp.”   Television acting credits include “Veep,” “Nobodies,” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,”  “Glee,”  “Idiotsitter,” “The New Normal,”  “United States of Tara,” “Men of a Certain Age,” “Entourage,” “Party Down,” “Desperate Housewives,” “The League,” “Pushing Daisies,” and “Arrested Development.”

Hitchcock’s additional writing credits include the acclaimed drama “Where the Day Takes You,” “House Arrest, and Disney’s “The Ultimate Christmas Present.”   Hitchcock also performed both writing and producing duties on the long-running Fox latenight comedy series “MAD TV.”   During his tenure at “MAD TV,” the show was nominated three times by the Writers Guild of America for “Outstanding Writing of a Comedy/Variety Series.”

Born in Defiance, Ohio, and later raised in Western Springs, Illinois, Hitchcock graduated from Lyons Township High School.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University and a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. In 2008 Hitchcock was inducted into the Lyons Township High School Hall of Fame.  He is also a proud alumnus of The Groundlings, Los Angeles’ premiere comedy and improvisational troupe.

Hitchcock has performed comedy improvisation at several United States military bases in Iraq, Kuwait, Cuba, Houndras, and Africa with “Stars for Stripes,” a volunteer organization that brings entertainment to deployed troops.   He resides in Los Angeles.

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