After graduating from Boston College with a degree in Marketing, Jim McDonald decided to forgo a career in Advertising and moved to Los Angeles to pursue his true passion – standup comedy. Just 10 months after his L.A. arrival, he began selling jokes to Jay Leno for use in his ‘Tonight Show’ monologues. Now, after 16 years of performing at clubs and festivals across the United States and abroad, Jim has become a highly regarded international Headliner.
His dry wit and wry sense of humor touch on subjects ranging from family, dating, travel, college, television and his Irish Catholic background. His extensive writing and performance background in clubs, festivals, colleges and cruise ships enable him to tailor his act for virtually any audience.
Jim is a regular on both ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ as well as ‘The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ on CBS. He has also appeared on ‘Comedy.TV’/(Syndicated), ‘Carolines Comedy Hour’/(A&E), ‘The Jokes On Thee’/(Showtime) and ‘The Travel Channel’. Jim was also a finalist at ‘The Great American Comedy Festival’ held at the Johnny Carson Theater in Norfolk, Nebraska – judged by comedy legends Dick Cavett and Robert Klein.