Actually, MacDonald doesnt keep any material, no matter how funny, around for very long. His jokes, which he delivers in his signature nasally, deadpan style, have a two- or three-month shelf life, max. [Because] it gets rote and it gets dull, he says.
MacDonald also avoids memorizing material in order to ensure a joke stays interesting. He says its like telling a story to a friend and then having someone else walk in and ask you to repeat it. You would change the story because the first person has heard [it], he says. Thats what Im like, because Ive already heard the story So, I change it up to amuse myself.
See MacDonald change his story in order to keep you and himself entertained at 8 and 10:30 p.m. today and tomorrow. MacDonald also performs 8 p.m. Thursday, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The Improv, 7620 Katy Freeway. For information, call 713-333-8800 or visit www.improvhouston.com. $30.
Thu., May 1, 8 p.m.; Fri., May 2, 8 & 10:30 p.m.; Sat., May 3, 8 & 10:30 p.m.; Sun., May 4, 7:30 p.m., 2008