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- AV Club reviews The Birthday Boys "funny as hell"
- Huffington Post stories "The Key to Comedy" with The Birthday Boys
- LA Weekly stories how The Birthday Boys became a TV show
- UCB performers included on Vulture's "50 Comedians You Should and Will Know" list
- IFC orders series from The Birthday Boys
- Bob Odenkirk developing sketch show with The Birthday Boys
- The Birthday Boys featured in Los Angeles Times
Mike Hanford is a Los Angeles based writer and performer and a graduate of the Ithaca College film program. Mike began taking classes at the UCB theatre in 2006 and is currently a member of the sketch group The Birthday Boys. The group's sketch TV show The Birthday Boys is Executive Produced by Bob Odenkirk and airs on IFC (beginning October 2013). He has participated in many UCB shows including Comedy Death Ray/Comedy Bang Bang, CDR Sketch, Halloween Spooktacular, Sketchmas, Two of the Ghostbusters Meet Two of the Ninja Turtles and Birthday Boy's own sketch show Hotdoggin' (Directed by Neil Campbell and Paul Rust). With The Birthday Boys, Mike has performed at The San Francisco Sketchfest, Chicago Sketchfest, Sketchfest NYC, Sketchfest Seattle and the Los Angeles Comedy Festival. He also performs with the improv groups CRUD and Goodbye Mailbox around Los Angeles. The Birthday Boys can be seen at UCBTLA performing a brand new sketch show every month with A Kiss From Daddy.