Exploding into the vibrant comedy scene of the 1980s in San Francisco, Mark honed his stand-up skills for a few years then moved to L.A. because that’s where they plug in the T.V. cameras. Mark has appeared in light pancake make-up on shows like, 3rd Rock From The Sun, Mad About You, Totally Hidden Video, and countless shows on Comedy Central (six).
Bay Area TV viewers will recognize Mark from his years as the entertainment reporter on KTVU’s Mornings On 2, until he was asked to go get coffee and they changed the locks.
For 10 years Mark ran his own showcase room at the 142 Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley, bringing to the stage his buddies in comedy, Dana Carvey, Richard Lewis, Robin Williams and many others with lesser credits.
Mark has opened for all the big names: James Brown, Ray Charles, Tom Jones, Smoky Robinson, Chris Issak, Foreigner, B.B. King, The Monkees, Celine Deon, Vanessa Williams, Paul Anka, Rob Schneider, Dana Carvey…enough bragging.
Whether you’ve seen Mark on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Jay Leno or Jimmy Fallon,* seeing him live is the only true way to appreciate his unique talents.
“My cheeks hurt from smiling so much.” -some guy after a show
“My stomach hurts from laughing.” -same guy
Playgirl Magazine says, “We’ve received your photos. Thank you.”
New York Times, “Your subscription is past due.”
IMDB, “Your account has been frozen due to inactivity.”
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