Marty Simpson

Marty Simpson

 Blythewood, South Carolina, USA
BandComedyChristian

You've probably never met anyone who was both the head football coach and Drama Director in high school! Marty claims every Fall he only "acted" like the football coach. His comedy is rooted in stories about his unique, real life experiences as a teacher, coach, father, and college football player.

Biography

(Although Marty's act is versatile enough to please late-night comedy club audiences, Marty's particular life experiences make him a perfect fit for any type of school related function or sports related event.)

How many folks, do you suppose, took their school's football team all the way to the state championship in the fall, and then produced and directed Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest to sell-out crowds in the spring?

We know of at least one.

Marty simultaneously served as the Head Football Coach and Lead Drama Director at a high school in South Carolina for eight years. Prior to that he was the first South Carolinian ever to be named a USA Today All-American Football Player,**1 and he went on to be a stand-out for the South Carolina Gamecocks.**2

Marty knows, THE CODE©, which he claims is the secret to "getting along" with black people.**3 It was this fact that caught the attention of B.E.T. (Evidently, B.E.T. knew THE CODE too!) In March of 2009, Marty was the only caucasian comic featured on the B.E.T. show, "A Time to Laugh." While filming the show he was the only comic to dance with the host, Grammy Award Winning Star, Vickie Winans. After seeing Marty’s set, Vickie felt compelled to dance with Simpson. Some in attendance may have interpreted what she was doing as “teaching,” but those of us closer to the situation know better. In addition to appearing as a stand-up comic, Marty also appeared in several sketches.

Marty's act is filled with antics and adventures from his real life. Nothing is off limits. His wife, his kids, his dogs, his style of worship, his former college football playing days with the Gamecocks, and his awkward relationships with his African-American friends, all get discussed on stage.

Marty has performed in clubs across America from Atlanta's Uptown Comedy Corner, and The Punchline, all the way to the Flappers Comedy Club in sunny Burbank, California. Marty's performance venues include clubs, churches, rock concerts, theaters, and corporate private functions.

Marty's clean, fun, up-lifting ability to recreate scenes is mixed with just the right amount of bitterness and self deprecation to be an overall hilarious experience for audiences of all ages, races, genders, and species.

**Footnotes**
**1. 1990 U.S.A. Today All-American - Marty wasn’t a real football player, he was just the kicker. But he was voted the best in the country in 1990 after setting the South Carolina state record with a 61 yard field goal and kicking the walk off winning field goal to win the Class AAAA Division 1 State Championship by a score of 3 to 0.

**2. A Gamecock is a rooster that is known for its tenacity...seriously.

**3. To white people reading this bio, it is acceptable to use the term “black people” if while you are using the phrase you are not simultaneously speaking out of the mouth of a racist person.

Set List

1. Time with the Gamecock Football Team
2. My children, Walt and Savannah
3. Why Walt will never be a professional poker player.
4. Savannah got "Curvy" in sixth grade!
5. Goldendoodles: Gus and Luke
6. The Code to getting along with Black People
7. My accidentally racist pastor
8. Why White Folks don't Dance in Church
9. Why Coaching Football at a Christian School is so hard.
10. Why Christian Kids won't fake hand-offs.
11. African-African kids at my school.
12. Disney Trip with the kids.
13. Halloween Egging of my house and how I got revenge.
And many more.