Mike Marino – affectionately known to thousands of his fans as New Jersey’s Bad Boy – is one of the most unique comics of our time. He has performed in every major comedy club from New York to Los Angeles including: The MGM Grand, Catch a Rising Star, The Comic Strip, Stand-Up NY, The Improv, Rascals and The Icehouse. Mike is a top headliner at both the world famous Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store in Hollywood, where he can be seen nightly. Mike has worked with some of the biggest names in the business such as: Andrew Dice Clay, Carrot Top, Lou Rawls, Tony Orlando, Frankie Avalon, Tony Danza, Joey Gian and Frank Stallone.
Mike was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. He entered the world of theatre at an early age, and is a graduate of the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Mike has appeared in over 200 national television commercials, and has received a Best Actor Clio Award Nomination. He has acted in many Prime Time soaps and television shows including: As the World Turns, One Life to Live, Becker, Nikki, Frasier and Party of Five. His film credits include Errors, Freaks and Oddities, Steven King’s Lucky Quarter, Volaré, Walking on the Sky, Three Tables and Hangin’ in Hedo.
After great success in film, theatre, commercials and soaps, Mike began touring the nation performing at countless comedy clubs. His stand-up material ranges from cutting edge to his Italian family roots. His comedic style has landed him a guest set on the Martin Short Show, as well as other talk shows including Que Locós. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno made him a regular sketch player. Mike has been featured on many radio shows including The 5 O’Clock Funnies. Mike has hosted some of the most prestigious award shows including The Beverly Hills Films Awards, The Montreal Italian Film Festival and The Feast of San Gennaro. He has also headlined several USO Comedy Tours.
Mike has a tongue like a razor and a heart of gold. He has the incredible ability to perform in any arena, big or small, and can cater his material for all audiences, from strictly clean to down and dirty. He has performed in hundreds of corporate functions for companies including AT&T, United Airlines, American Express, Paul Mitchell, IBM, Wella, Merrill Lynch, Sebastian Intl., Toyota, L.A.S.D., N.J. Asphalt Assoc., The City of Hope, OSIA, and the LAPD. Mike Has performed for numerous charities including Aids Project – LA, Haven House, Team earthworks, and the Eric Davis Cancer Fund. When Marino is not performing, he enjoys traveling and spending time with his family on the East Coast.