35 episodes

Ted and Michael Read Sketches Into Microphones is a sketch comedy podcast hosted by two longtime friends: Ted O’Gorman and Michael Paul Smith. It’s produced by Michael’s wife; podcaster Gillian Pensavalle (The Hamilcast, True Crime Obsessed), and features the three of them, as well as Ted’s brother Mike O’Gorman (Vice Principals, A.P Bio) in every episode. The sketches are short and often bizarre, and the genuine affection that all the people involved have for each other permeates the material, and creates the show’s unique sensibility.

Ted and Michael Read Sketches Into Microphones Ted O'Gorman and Michael Paul Smith

    • Comedy
    • 4.9 • 65 Ratings

Ted and Michael Read Sketches Into Microphones is a sketch comedy podcast hosted by two longtime friends: Ted O’Gorman and Michael Paul Smith. It’s produced by Michael’s wife; podcaster Gillian Pensavalle (The Hamilcast, True Crime Obsessed), and features the three of them, as well as Ted’s brother Mike O’Gorman (Vice Principals, A.P Bio) in every episode. The sketches are short and often bizarre, and the genuine affection that all the people involved have for each other permeates the material, and creates the show’s unique sensibility.

    Episode Twelve

    Episode Twelve

    Robert DeNiro doesn’t know who he is.
    We present a scene that only works in a visual medium.
    A new fraud kit is perfect for emotionally manipulative parents.
    Ted and Michael go to sleep in their new bunk beds.
     
    Cast:
    'I’m Robert DeNiro'
    Robert DeNiro: Ted O’Gorman 
    Joe Pesci: Michael Paul Smith 
    Nurse: Gillian Pensavalle
    Doctor: Hallie O’Gorman
    Martin Scorcese: Nik Walker
     
    'Scenes For A Visual Medium: Monsters'
    V.O: Gillian Pensavalle
    Anchor: Michael Paul Smith
    Reporter: Alison Levering Wong
    Producer: Ted O’Gorman
     
    '"You Broke Something" Fraud Kit'
    Mom: Gillian Pensavalle
    Kids: Ted O’Gorman, Michael Paul Smith
     
    'Bed Time'
    Michael Paul Smith, Ted O’Gorman
     

    • 19 min
    Episode Eleven

    Episode Eleven

    Ted and Michael set up a “Fish Track.”
    Lieutenant Columbo takes an improv class.
    Three friends enter a jazz haunted house.
    A new product scares sexual harassers.
    Hogwarts Canada has a new commercial!
     
    Cast:
    "Fish Track"
    Ted O’Gorman, Michael Paul Smith, Gillian Pensavalle
     
    "Columbo Takes an Improv Class"
    Columbo: Ted O’Gorman 
    V.O: Michael Paul Smith
    Teacher: Gillian Pensavalle
    Student: Hallie O’Gorman
     
    "Jazz Haunted House"
    Barker: Mike Houston
    Friends: Michael Paul Smith, Ted O’Gorman, Gillian Pensavalle
    Benny Goodman: Michael Paul Smith
    Rod Stewart: Ted O’Gorman
    Billie Holiday: J. Julian Christopher
     
    "Bloody Severed Penis"
    V.O/Man 2: Michael Paul Smith
    Man 1: Ted O’Gorman
    Krista: Gillian Pensavalle
     
    "Hogwarts Canada 3"
    Testimonials: Ted O’Gorman, Michael Paul Smith, Mike O’Gorman, Gillian Pensavalle, Mike Houston, J. Julian Christopher, Alison Levering Wong
     
    Credits:
    Gunnar Olsen - Trancer
    https://soundcloud.com/gunnarolsenmusic

    • 20 min
    Episode Ten

    Episode Ten

    Elle Woods takes a dark turn in life in a new “Legally Blonde” movie.
    Sean Connery reads a Wikipedia summary of a Tyler Perry movie.
    Ted and Michael unlock more celebrity characters in Smash Brothers.
     
    Cast:
    "Legally Blonde 3" [Parts 1 and 2]
    V.O: Ted O’Gorman
    Elle: Hallie O’Gorman
    Judge: Michael Paul Smith
    Lawyer: Gillian Pensavalle
     
    "Connery Reads Madea"
    V.O: Michael Paul Smith
    Sean Connery: Ted O’Gorman
     
    "Celebrity Smash Bros 5"
    Ted O’Gorman, Michael Paul Smith
    Celebrities: Mike O’Gorman

    • 18 min
    Episode Nine

    Episode Nine

    Don Draper from the 90’s has another pitch.
    Ted and Michael analyze another classic Wall Street Journal cartoon.
    A lady tries to plan a trip to the movies with her professional athlete boyfriend.
    A grade school bully has additional talents.
     
    Cast:
    "90’s Draper 2"
    Draper, Exec: Mike O’Gorman
    Roger: Ted O’Gorman
     
    "Wall Street Journal Cartoons Described 3"
    Ted O’Gorman, Michael Paul Smith
     
    "Pro Athlete Boyfriend 2"
    Athlete: Michael Paul Smith 
    Girlfriend: Gillian Pensavalle
     
    "The Singing Bully"
    Victims: Ted O’Gorman, Michael Paul Smith
    Bully: Mike O’Gorman

    • 19 min
    Episode Eight

    Episode Eight

    Michael pitches Ted some new business ideas.
    Spud (from “Trainspotting”) irons his pants.
    A member of the Baseball Furies (from “The Warriors”) tries to sneak out of the house at night.
    The Emperor (from “Star Wars”) orders dinner at a Mexican restaurant.
    The sound of the barber shop’s electric hair clippers has been replaced by a...less annoying sound?
     
    Cast:
    "Business Ideas"
    Michael Paul Smith, Ted O’Gorman
     
    "Spud Irons His Pants"
    Spud: Michael Paul Smith
     
    "Baseball Fury Sneaks Out"
    Dad: Ted O’Gorman
    Fury: Michael Paul Smith
     
    "Emperor Orders Lunch"
    Emperor: Ted O’Gorman
    Paul: Michael Paul Smith
    Sara: Hallie O’Gorman
     
    "Hannity Clippers"
    V.O: Michael Paul Smith
    Barber: Ted O’Gorman
    Testimonials: Gillian Pensavalle, Ted O’Gorman, Luke Sholl

    • 22 min
    Episode Seven

    Episode Seven

    Ted and Michael present select scenes from their prospective blockbuster action/thriller.
     
    Cast:
    "Irish Cop"
    Marty McLaren/Michelle Rodriguez: Ted O’Gorman
    Irish Sarge/American Commissioner: Michael Paul Smith
    Tyrone Tipperary: Emmanuel Polycarpe
    Donut guy: Richie Kormos
    Morris Spiegelman: Luke Sholl
    Clerk: Nick Costa

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

Gunz0000 ,

Hilarious!

I love this podcast! If you need something to make you laugh, take a listen! These guys (and Gillian) are a pleasure to have in my ears!

jesco27 ,

Stupid funny

Always stupid funny. OK sometimes just stupid but even that’s funny. What I’m trying to say is be careful listening to it with a mouth full of beverage. It will come out your nose.

DevilBriggs ,

Friggin’ Brilliance

Irreverent. Creative. Talented AF. These two take one of the hardest comedic forms and make it seem easy as pie. Glad to be listening in while it’s still on the ground floor- so excited to watch this thing take over the world.

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