About Corky McDonnell

About Corky McDonnell

About Corky McDonnell

Local Hero Corky McDonnell is a comedian and comedy instructor based out of Sacramento Comedy Spot. He has written for publications and performed in venues too numerous to mention and too obscure to be known by anyone. An ardent film and comedy nerd, he cites some of his influences as SNL, KitH, MST3K, EPMD and HHH, as well as many other acronyms.

Corky is the co-host of the Dare Daniel podcast.

Corky McDonnell FAQ

Hometown? Rancho Cordova, CA

Favorite movie? Depending on the day, either AmadeusGoodfellas or Fargo.

Favorite directors? The Coen brothers

Favorite actor? Leonardo DiCaprio

Favorite actress? Cate Blanchett

Favorite Dare Daniel episode? Transylmania – pure fun from start to finish, and a movie that is just a ridiculously complicated dick joke.

Best movie reviewed on the show? Suburbicon

Worst movie reviewed on the show? Ultraviolet is incomprehensibly bad.

Favorite thing about Sacramento? I’m a river kid, grew up on the river in a river town.

Best part of recording the show? Making my friend Dan laugh

Favorite local brewery? New Glory Brewing Company

Favorite beer style? Stouts, but hazy IPAs are a hard-charging second place.

Comedy idols? The Marx Brothers, Dave Attell, Dana Gould, Eddie Murphy

Favorite local comedians? Becky Lynn, Ben Rice, Brian Crall

Something few people know about you? I saw the 1990s independent film Four Rooms in the theater five different times.

Hobbies? Drawing, fishing, coming up with the dream cast for CLUE reboots

Sports teams you support? First and foremost, the Seattle Seahawks. The Oakland A’s are a distant second, and I’m a huge boxing fan. There’s also some residual Sacramento Kings fandom deep down inside me.

Favorite Sacramento place? After you check out the American and Sacramento rivers, tour a winery on the Delta.

Listen to Corky review your bad movie dares on the Dare Daniel podcast.