Mike Marino has performed in major comedy clubs from New York to Los Angeles, including the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Catch a Rising Star, the Comic Strip, Stand Up NY, the Improv, Rascals Comedy Club, and the Ice House. Marino is a top headliner at both the Laugh Factory and the Comedy Store in Hollywood, where he can be seen nightly. Marino has worked with some of the biggest names in the business, such as Andrew Dice Clay, Scott 'Carrot Top' Thompson, Lou Rawls, Tony Orlando, Frankie Avalon, Tony Danza, Joseph Gian, and Frank Stallone.
Marino 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 Crooks, Stephen King’s Lucky Quarter, Volare, Walking on the Sky, 3 Tables, and Hanging in Hedo.
After great success in film, theatre, commercials, and soaps, Marino 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 Locos!. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno made him a regular sketch player. Marino has been featured on many radio shows, including the Five O’Clock Funnies. Marino has hosted some of the most prestigious award shows, including the Beverly Hills Film Festival, the Montreal World Film Festival, and the Feast of San Gennaro. He has also headlined several USO comedy tours and the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Canada.
Marino 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 International, Toyota, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, New Jersey Asphalt Pavement Association, City of Hope, Order Sons of Italy in America, and the Los Angeles Police Department. Marino has performed for numerous charities including Aids Project Los Angeles, Haven House, Team Earthworks, and the Eric Davis Foundation. When Marino is not performing, he enjoys traveling and spending time with his family on the East Coast.