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After Dinner Speaker | Entertainment | Humor | Master of Ceremonies
Don McMillan graduated from Stanford University with a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1982 and has a BSEE from Lehigh University. He went to work for AT&T Bell Laboratories where he worked on the team that designed the world's first 32-bit Microprocessor. He then moved to the Silicon Valley (San Jose, California) where he worked at VLSI Technology as a computer chip designer. During his six years at VLSI he designed more than 50 Standard and ASIC Designs, many of which are still out there today.
After winning the 16th Annual San Francisco International Stand-Up Comedy Competition in 1991, Mr. McMillan turned in his chips for a microphone. He went on to become the Grand Champion of Star Search in 1993, winning $100,000. He appeared on NBC's The Tonight Show, CNN's The Larry King Show, MTV's Half Hour Comedy Hour, and A&E's Evening at the Improv. Nowadays, you can catch him headlining comedy clubs from the Improvisation to Catch-A-Rising Star across the country.
Audiences most likely have seen Don McMillan as the star of 15 national commercials for Budweiser Beer. He plays the Bud delivery guy who mans the "freshness hotline" and protects the world against "skunky" beer. He can also be seen in commercials for 7-Eleven, Franco-American Ravioli, Little Caesar's Pizza, ServiStar Hardware, and United Airlines.
In the movies, Mr. McMillan starred in Don: Plain & Tall, an independent film that was awarded "Best Feature-Comedy" at the Back East Film Festival and the Breckenridge Film Festival. He has also appeared in the feature length films: Air Bud III-World Pup, Life Without Dick, Macon County Jail, Party Crashers, and Fanatics. He has guest starred on the TV series Star Trek: Voyager, Babylon 5, City Guys, and Step by Step. He has also been profiled in Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, and the IEEE Spectrum. Currently, he has two big YouTube hits: "Life After Death by PowerPoint" and "Live from My Cubicle." In October 2009 he was named "#1 Corporate Comedian" by CBS BNET.
Don McMillan has not lost contact with his high-tech roots. He has performed over 300 shows for major corporations around the United States including IBM, Apple, Google, and Genetech. His corporate show utilizes his unique background to take a lighthearted look at computers, technology, and the high-tech life. His PowerPoint slides are like none you've ever seen. He is the only comedian that references Avogadro's Number, XML, and he Beta tests all his jokes.