EP062: Prince, Eddie Murphy and Kanye Walk Into A Bar w/ Christopher McDonald

In today’s gut-bustingly-funny episode, Daniel sits down with Christopher McDonald as he tells hilariously true stories about his experiences working with some of the biggest musicians in the world as a television producer over the last two decades.

About Christopher McDonald:

Christopher McDonald is a Writer, Talent Booker, Music Producer and Senior Producer. Christopher has booked, produced and written for an array of programming including late-night television, cable news and comedy sketch shows. 

Christopher helped launch “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (NBC), “Tavis Smiley” (PBS), “The Arsenio Hall Show” (CBS/Tribune), “It’s Not You, It’s Men w/ Tyrese & Rev Run” (OWN), “Impact Theory w/ Tom Bilyeu” (YouTube/Itunes) and the upcoming Demi Lovato project (Quibi) and “Post Malone’s Worldwide Celebrity Pong League” (Facebook) 

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  • (02:45) Start of conversation/Christopher’s bio: journey from journalism to cutting edge music promotion
  • (19:04) Christopher’s hilarious stories about meeting Kanye West and Prince
  • (35:18) Prince is a perfectionist, extremely hands-on and ahead of the curve
  • (38:32) Prince throws an insane last minute curve-ball towards Christopher
  • (47:20) Prince is hands-on and knows his Final Cut Pro from his sound boards
  • (53:11) The philanthropist efforts of Prince towards the black community
  • (56:58) An unknown fact: opioids in Prince’s life
  • (59:12) Misconceptions about Malcolm X
  • (01:03:36) The Beatles pioneered chord progression in pop music
  • (01:09:10) Kanye wanted to say Hi to Prince and Prince said NO THANK YOU
  • (01:13:38) Avoiding living vicariously through your kids & getting into sports while young
  • (01:30:09) Closing thoughts & outro

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