ESPN began as an outrageous gamble with a lineup that included Australian Rules Football, rodeo, and a rinky-dinky clip show called Sports Center. Today the empire stretches far beyond television into radio, magazines, mobile phones, restaurants, video games and more, while ESPN's personalities have become global superstars to rival the sports icons they cover.
In medical school, Matt McCarthy dreamed of being a different kind of doctor - the sort of mythical, unflappable physician who could reach unreachable patients. But when a new admission to the critical care unit almost died his first night on call, he found himself scrambling. Visions of mastery quickly gave way to hopes of simply surviving hospital life, where confidence was hard to come by and no amount of med school training could dispel the terror of facing actual patients.
""my neurotic inner monologue""
Matt McCarthy performs a comedic story about his time as the mascot of Fordham University, before a live audience for RISK! at The PIT in New York, NY, on July 28, 2010.
Matt McCarthy performing comedy about BBC impressions, live at Josh and Josh Show on March 20, 2014.
Matt McCarthy performing comedy about gynecologists, live at Josh and Josh Show on March 20, 2014.