Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle
310 South Troy Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Also Appearing: Bill Bushart
MC: Brett Kline
BEST STAND UP SPECIAL OF 2014
Mark Normand is a favorite of the New York comedy scene. He has a number of credits to get out of the way, so here we go! In 2014, Mark was a semi-finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, premiered his Comedy Central Presents: THE HALF HOUR, and released his debut CD “Still Got It” from Comedy Central Productions (one of Laughspin’s 10 Best Comedy Releases of 2014)! In 2015, Mark has appeared on INSIDE AMY SCHUMER (Comedy Central), HOW TO BE A GROWN UP (TruTV), GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE (AXS), SXSW COMEDY WITH W. KAMAU BELL (Showtime), CONAN (TBS), and will be appearing in the upcoming season of THIS IS NOT HAPPENING (Comedy Central). He also continued to headline clubs and festivals around the country including the 2015 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and SXSW Festival!
Mark has previously appeared on @MIDNIGHT (Comedy Central), INSIDE AMY SCHUMER, CONAN, INSIDE JOKE (MTV Other), JOHN OLIVER’S NEW YORK STAND UP SHOW (Comedy Central). He also won the 2013 Caroline’s March Madness competition, beating out 63 other comedians. This is a shocker for all of us but he was also voted Village Voice’s “Best Comedian of 2013”, I know right? Quit bragging!!!
Mark was born and raised in New Orleans, LA surprisingly to two normal parents. As a kid he spent most of his time shooting short films and wetting the bed. Mark started doing comedy right after college and quickly moved to New York. Mark now does comedy clubs and colleges across the country and has been involved in many festivals including Portland, Seattle, DC, Boston, and was featured as a New Face at the Montreal Comedy Festival, where he recorded a set for Canadian TV. In NYC Mark runs two comedy shows and two podcasts, “Hot Soup” a weekly show, “We’re all Friends Here”, a live show also recorded as a podcast, and “Tuesdays with Stories!”, a podcast from Stand Up NY Labs.
More annoying accolades: Mark was named one of Comedy Central’s Comics To Watch for the 2011 New York Comedy Festival. Mark was also named to Esquire’s “Best New Comedians 2012”, Splitsider’s “Top 10 Up and Coming Comedians on Each Coast”, and Time Out New York’s “21 New York Comedy Scene Linchpins”.
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