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About this pro
I am a Comedian, Event MC/Host, Comedy and Public Speaking Coach and I've even been known to run the occasional auction. I bring a sense of professionalism and customer appreciation to all that I do and I can roll with the unexpected, which is also a skill I can help you to develop. As a Comedy and Public Speaking Coach: I work one-on-one with you to find your unique voice and cater to where you are starting and where you want to go. Whether it's writing new material or polishing stage presence and delivery, I will work with you to improve your performance and speaking skills. I began speaking at age 8 and have experience as a camp counselor for several summers so I am comfortable working with young kids as well as adults and can help with visual presentations like science fair projects or power point or straight forward speeches with no visuals. As a Comedian: I read the room and base my performance on what is needed in the moment. I am a medium energy kind of performer with a way drawing the audience in, engaging them with each new bit and keeping them on their toes with abrupt pivots of direction and tone. If I talk about an average topic I filter it through my eccentric mind to highlight new things you've never thought of, but I prefer to analyze the minutiae things in pop-culture and at the fringes or life in such a way that they become more relatable. I see comedy as creating world peace one crowd at a time. As an MC/ Host: I'm there for the client to represent them and serve the needs of their event. I will make things fun and efficient adhering to any given schedule and making small suggestions where I think I can help. I understand that when I am hosting or acting as MC, I am not the show, but merely a conduit through which the show happens, and yet I know how important a dynamic MC can be and will make sure the full evening's activities are top-notch. As an Auctioneer: I'm not a fast talker but I make it fun and keep things moving. If you're running a charity auction or fundraiser, I would love to help you with it. I love comedy and helping people pursue their dreams. When I'm hosting an event I enjoy seeing everyone have a good time as every aspect of the show goes off without a hitch.
Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.
Not only is Mark a great comedy writer but I’ve been lucky to receive his helpful feedback. I’ve always found Mark to suggest and idea or a direction that I never would have thought of. He’s supportive and a very smart comic.May 1, 2018
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I try to keep pricing fair and simple. For performance gigs (Comedian, Host, MC): Traveling over an hour away and last many bookings (less than 5 days) will carry an extra fee. For Coaching: I can offer discounts and better rates for longer term commitments.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?As a Performer/ Host: I prefer to have as much info upfront: time, place, expectations, special needs, restrictions; and then I always arrive 30 minutes early or earlier in order to get acclimated with the space and run through any schedules or itenerary I should know about it. When working with a new comedy coaching client: I start with a brief phone call and then an online questionnaire that explores their comedic roots, influences and motivations and helps me to get to know them better. Next, a weekly phone appointment is established. Each call lasts about an hour and we go over exercises, joke premises and specific questions or issues the client is having. Assignments, Challenges and Suggestions are made and then it is up to the client to complete them or follow through by the next week. I prefer to book clients in 4 month cycles where you commit to 4 months of working together and we can renegotiate for another 4 months of sessions, but I can also work on a case by case basis to do one off set reviews and workshops.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have been a comedian for over 9 years, and studied it practically my whole life, first via fandom and later by reading every book I can find on the topic. I actively participate in online writing groups and for the past year I have worked with my own comedy coach to develop my coaching and mediation skills. I currently host and mediate a weekly open mic and writers room where comics are given stage time and then a group discussion ensues around each set.
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