The sketch comedy variety show ‘Saturday Night Live,’ or ‘SNL,’ has paved the path for some of the most gifted people in the entertainment world. The late-night television show has featured sketches and other segments that satirise everything under the sun since its debut in 1975.
‘SNL,’ which is hosted by a different celebrity guest each week, is mostly managed by its incredibly skilled ensemble, clever writers, and ability to poke fun without partiality.
Mikey Day is one of the many celebrities that rose to prominence as a result of the NBC show. The talented actor and writer is a fan favourite, with a gift for impersonations and a stage presence that never fails to make the crowd laugh.
Following his participation as the host of Netflix’s baking show ‘Is it Cake?,’ Day’s fan base rose even more. As a result, many people are anxious to learn everything they can about his life, both on and off the screen.
So, here’s all you need to know about it!
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Mikey Day’s Background and Age
Michael William Day, AKA Mikey, who was born on March 20, 1980, in Orange, California, has been immersed in the world of theatre since he was in elementary school. According to Day, he and his best friend wrote comedic routines in order to please their teacher, whom they both had a crush on, while they were both students at Panorama Elementary School.
The day was a member of the drama group at El Modena High School when he was a student there. Within the high school, he has created funny sketches for monthly assemblies as well as the ‘Batman’ theme for his homecoming.
Mikey Day continued his education after high school, earning a bachelor’s degree in drama from the University of California, Los Angeles. He put on a trilogy called ‘Secure the Crown‘ while in college, which was a strange satire on mediaeval court intrigues.
Mikey Day’s Acting Career
Mikey Day began his professional acting career with the Groundlings, a Los Angeles-based improvisational theatre company, and received his first break in 2005 when he was cast in MTV’s “Wild ‘n Out.” Nothing would be able to stop the UCLA alumnus from now on.
He wrote for Showtime’s ‘The Underground,’ was cast in the remake of ‘Kath & Kim’ in 2009, and wrote and produced ‘Incredible Crew.’ Day was on ‘The Jay Leno Show’ and ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno‘ from 2010 through 2013, hosting a TMZ parody segment.’
Day’s most significant break came in 2013, when he was appointed as a writer for ‘Saturday Night Live’ season 39. Day was recommended for the job by Nasim Pedrad, who had previously worked with him and was a cast member on ‘SNL.’
Mikey Day auditioned for the position of featured player within the ‘Saturday Night Live’ cast in season 42 after impressing everyone by mimicking Donald Trump Jr. and Kyle Mooney on multiple sketches. He first appeared in the season’s debut episode, which was hosted by Margot Robbie.
The famous ‘Haunted Elevator’ sketch, starring Tom Hanks as David S. Pumpkins and Day as one of the dancing skeletons, was performed in season 42. The comedy, which was created by Day, Bobby Moynihan, and Streeter Seidell, proved so popular that it spawned a sequel animated television special, ‘The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special,’ in which Day reprised his part as the dancing skeleton.
Day was elevated to repertory player in season 44 of ‘SNL,’ and has maintained his reputation as a humorous impersonator since his auditions.
Apart from Donald Trump Jr., he has done impressions of Prince Harry, Elon Musk, John Oliver, Travis Barker, Steve King, and others. Every time one of his recurrent comedy personas appears on the show, the audience erupts in laughter.
Day also contributed to ‘Robot Chicken‘ and was a member of ‘Maya & Marty.’ He co-wrote the screenplay for ‘Brother Nature’ alongside Taran Killam and Cameron Fay, in addition to playing Thomas Jefferson. Day will also appear in the 2020 film ‘Hubie Halloween.’
Day is also working on a number of Disney projects, including the sixth instalment of the ‘Home Alone’ franchise, titled ‘Home Sweet Home Alone.’ He’s also working on a live-action ‘Inspector Gadget’ picture and a remake of ‘SpaceCamp’ alongside Streeter Seidell. Along with all of this, Day also shows off his presenting skills on the show ‘Is It Cake?’
Mikey Day’s Wife And Children
Mikey Day is dating Paula Christensen, who is an actor. The specifics of their relationship remain unknown. However, the two had been together for nearly a decade, having reportedly started dating in the fall of 2010.
Paula is most known for her roles in the television shows “Partners” and “Cannabis Moms Club,” as well as minor roles in “Modern Family” and “FBI.” In August of 2012, the couple had their first child. Given that Argentina is Paula’s home country, he is a fervent admirer of the Argentinian football team.
While Day has remained tight-lipped about his personal life, he was overjoyed to reveal that his kid had already had his film debut, thanks to ‘SNL,’ where he played Day’s on-screen son in the iconic sketch ‘Children’s Clothing Ad.’
“He nailed his mark, took direction like a pro, and was professional and nice to all the hardworking people around him,” the pleased father said in a heartfelt caption. Plus, he got up at 5 a.m. since he had an early call time. “I’m ecstatic about this little crusher.” That’s a good enough reason to watch that fantastic sketch again!
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