Mark Riccadonna

Mark Riccadonna

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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, have made Mark one of the fastest rising stars on the comedy scene today.


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. He became one of the youngest graduate and 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 natural and a success, Mark continued performing on a nightly basis. The owner of the club saw Mark had an eye for talent and connections with some of the best comics working (Chris Rock, Robin Williams, Jerry Seinfeld Dave Attell, Jim Gaffigan and Dave Chappelle to name a few) and asked Mark to Book his club. Falling in love with everything from story telling to the craft and art of Stand up Mark gladly said yes. Mark split his time running one of the most successful clubs in New York City and working as a comic on the road for the 5 years. Marks Demand on the road and around the city became too much he had to leave the club.

Currently Mark has been touring across the country doing stand up comedy (with the Average White Guy Tour) and finding time to be: writing and acting in short films, working as a voice over artist and on camera talent (in several national commercials and appearances on Spike TV, Good morning America, Maury Povich, The History Channel and SPEED Network). Mark can be heard on Sirius and XM digital radio and is in an International film “Alibi”. He has acted, help produce and written and several Independent Films.
Armed with Witt, Talent, experience with the biggest names in the business and years in entertainment at such a young age Mark wants to share his views and storys to your school.


Clubs In New York:
Carolines on Broadway
Stand Up New York
Laugh Lounge
Laugh Factory
Comic Strip Live
Upright Citizens Brigade
New York Comedy Festival
New York Underground Festival

Clubs around the world:
Borgata Casino Atlantic City
Turning Stone casino syracuse
Rits Carlton Theatre Philly
Hilarities in Cleveland Ohio
Governors Comedy Cabaret
Comedy Works in Montreal
Trumbell Ct. Theatre
Rascals Comedy Club in
Monte Claire, Louisville
Nyak, Cherry Hill, West Orange
City Steam
Comedy Playhouse (Chain)
Catch a Rising Star
Brokerage in Long Island
Funny Farm Atlanta, Georgia
and Youngstown Ohio
Funny Bone, Dayton, Pitts, Columbus
Bananas Comedy Club
Go Bananas in Cincinnati Ohio
Circles in Staten Island
Seven Springs Resort
Comedy TN
Zanies (Chain)
Comedy at the Casaba
Wise Crackers (Chain)

International Films:

Independant Films:
Drop Dead Twice
Extream Hangover
Man Hole Series
Desperate Comfort

History Channel
Speed Network
Citizens Bank

Promotional spots:
Connecticut police- You Drink You Drive You Lose
SPEED Network
Maurey Povich- “Stopping Serial Rapists”
History Channel
Cargo magazine
Host of The Young Democrats of America Fundraiser

TV Credits:
Spike TV
Good Morning America
Guiding Light
All my Children
Jamie Kennedy Experiment

Set List

Are you sick of being told what to like? Everything is COOL/SEXY/FAST. I just want to be me. I used to change my ideas and thoughts because I was made to feel stupid for liking what I like. I am tired of lying about liking new styles, clothes, music or celebrities in the news. Are you like me? Are you sick of categorizing everything in your life? I am tired of feeling excluded because I am not cool/ young/ urban/ country/ black/ Asian/ Catholic/ Jewish/ southern/ smart/ dumb/ too stoned/ not enough stoned/ Italian/ Latin/ Irish/ fat/ hip/ tall/ gay/… or any combo of these enough to be in a group? I am three-dimensional, I like a lot of things, I relate to a lot of people, and enjoy being around everyone. Don’t feel excluded. We will all have one thing in common- laughter. We just want to make you laugh, relate, share a message and enjoy a show.