John MacDonald after graduating from the University of Iowa with a Bachelors in Business Administration began his career in the entertainment industry in 1986 at Cellar Door Concerts of Florida, rising to the position of President-FL in 1996. While at Cellar Door MacDonald promoted and produced major live performances with some of the top names in the concert business including Dave Matthews Band, Elton John, Pearl Jam, Celine Dion.

In 1994 MacDonald became the exclusive National Promoter for comedian Jeff Foxworthy. In 1999 MacDonald launched Four Points Entertainment, a booking agency specializing in the careers of comedic talent. Among his creative endeavors, MacDonald was involved in the development and promotion of the popular "Blue Collar Comedy Tour" which toured the country from 2000 through 2003. The tour played in over 90 cities and grossed over 15 million dollars. This successful comedy show was made into a motion picture for Warner Brothers and released in 2003.

Later that year, MacDonald joined Parallel Management Company, a personal management company located in Los Angeles, as Partner. During his tenure there MacDonald produced comedian Ron White's initial comedy CD "Drunk in Public" which has since been certified Gold. He also served as Executive Producer for White's Comedy Central Specials "Tater Salad" and "You Can't Fix Stupid" which together have sold over 2,000,000 copies as a DVD.

In the fall of 2005 MacDonald and Alex Murray left Parallel to form their own personal management company Macdonald Entertainment located in Los Angeles.

TV Pilots
2002 Senor White FOX TV
2006 On The Rocks Sony
2009 Weekly Buzz Comedy Central
2010 Driven USA Network

Comedy Specials Produced
2004 Tater Salad Ron White
2005 Beyond the Pale Jim Gaffigan
2006 You Can't Fix Stupid Ron White
2008 Irked and Miffed Drew Hastings
2009 Behavioral Problems Ron White