Mark Curry

Feb 22, 2014 by     1 Comment     Posted under: Comedian, Male Black Comedians

Mark Curry Stand UpMark Curry, one of the fastest rising stand-up comedians today, made his primetime series television debut with “Hangin With Mr. Cooper.” Already the host of the popular syndicated “Showtime at the Apollo,” Mark Curry has also starred in his own half-hour HBO special; opened for Whitney Houston at the 1991 Superbowl pre-game concert and has toured with Damon Wayans.

Born and raised in Oakland, California, Mark Curry is the youngest of eight children. Mark Curry always desired to give comedy a try, but didn’t have enough nerve to go on stage. After attending California State University Hayward, Mark Curry left college to manage a local drug store. He ended up having his co-workers and customers alike in the store in stitches. It was at their urging that prompted Mark Curry to give comedy a try.

In 1987 Mark Curry made his comedic debut in Oakland eventually becoming the city’s most sought-after-stand-up comedian. His tremendous success in Oakland eventually lead to comedy club bookings throughout the country and all over the world. This success finally enabled him to quit his day job at the drug store, and in 1989 Mark Curry began to pursue his comedy career full-time.

Recently, Mark Curry co-hosted “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” with Tori Spelling and will be fulfilling his lifetime dream, sharing the center stage and spotlight with his mentor and idol, the legendary Richard Pryor. Mark Curry also appeared in a benefit performance, in which all proceeds benefitd Muscular Dystrophy, at the Wilshire Theatre.

Mark Curry currently resides in Los Angeles and enjoys all sports, reading, watching movies, collecting art and writing comedy. When he is not taping “Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper,” Mark Curry is performing his stand-up comedy in sold-out clubs all over the country.


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  • Hangin with Mr. Cooper hasn’t been in on is almost 20 years!!! That show ended in 1997!