Mark isn’t “New York’s hottest new comic” or “Young fresh face of comedy” he is a hard working comic that gets the job done with a truthful style and a positive message He doesn't just tell jokes; he turns stories into life. Based out of New York, Mark is like the Johnny Cash song but global. He has played everywhere in the country and around the world. Mark has opened for other Comics, Puppets, Magicians, Rock Bands and Celebrities and now headlines in NYC and on the road. Mark has the charisma and is a gifted storyteller who can transform a crowd into an audience. The minute Mark gets on stage, you’ll laugh and feel like you've known him forever. His unique delivery and voice combined with his likeability on stage and off made Mark into a favorite in clubs and theatres everywhere. Mark is a native of Youngstown, Ohio, who moved to New York after high school to study at the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts, at the age of seventeen. After Graduation he was selected to represent his class in AADA’s exclusive Theatre Company. Mark then continued his studies at The Upright Citizens Brigade, learning from Ian Roberts and Amy Poehler, while continuing his love of the art at The Peoples Improv Theatre and Neighborhood Playhouse. Mark began standup comedy accidentally, as a struggling actor waiting tables at a comedy club in New York City. “Why not watch comedy while you are waiting tables?” he thought. One night a comic didn’t show, so the host brought Mark on stage to repeat the stories he heard Mark tell earlier. Mark was a success and continued performing getting the chance to work with the legends of comedy, Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams, Dave Attel, Dave Chappelle, Freddy Roman, Chris Rock, Jim Bruer and Carl Labove
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