Stand Up Comic/Bon Vivant
A Michigan native who cut his chops working the clubs, contests, dive bars, senior centers and ice cream socials of the 1990's Detroit Comedy Scene. He moved to LA with stars in his eyes and loose change in his pockets and soon found himself performing at some of the most legendary clubs in comedy like the Laugh Factory on the Sunset Strip. He has opened for and worked with Comedy Central and Netflix stars Nate Bargatze, Shane Mauss, Chris Porter, and Alonzo Bodden.
After returning to the Midwest he was able to build on his experience from the West Coast and began to feature and headline some of regions biggest and most significant clubs like Helium in Buffalo, NY, and Crackers in Indianapolis, IN.
Now a staple on the Midwest club and festival circuit, he has been seen on "Laughs" on the Fox Network, was a regional finalist on National Lampoon's "Comic Search". Recently he was a featured performer at the prestigious "Brew Ha Ha" festival in front of a record crowd of over 1,500 and had is a headliner at the legendary "Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle" in Royal Oak, MI .
He also is the host of the weekly " Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle Podcast" where he chats up the biggest names in comedy every Tuesday! Recent guests have included Dave Attell, TJ Miller, Shane Mauss, The Amazing Johnathan, and Noah Gardenswartz among many others.
A master story teller who has seen it all and remembers some of it, he does not care if you're laughing with him or at him as long as you are laughing. Look for his debut album "Say It, Don't Spray It" available Spring 2019.
Check out new episodes of the Comedy Castle Podcast every Tuesday!
www.comedycastlepodcast.com Also available on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts & Google Podcasts.
UPCOMING LIVE SHOWS
The Hitchin Post
Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle
Royal Oak, MI
Windsor Sportsmens Club
Holly Hotel New Year's Eve w/Norm Stulz Sr
January 2nd 2020
The Brass Rail
Mt. Clemens, MI
January 16th 2020
Mo Laffs Bus Tour
One Night Stan's
7:30 & 9:30