Mike Marino – affectionately known to millions of his fans worldwide as New Jersey’s Bad Boy – might as well be the element Carbon with his versatility. He’s a comedian, an actor, a philanthropist, basically everything except a husband and father (at least that we know of) who’s shared the stage and screen with names, somehow, even more household than his own.
Mike entered this mortal realm in New Jersey where he grew up with his Italian family that he mines for material in his stand-up bits. He was a born thespian, so he entered the entertainment industry at an early age and even attended prestigious acting schools like the Herbert Berghof Studio and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts just to make sure their teaching were up to snuff. The Clio Awards recognized Mike’s god-given gift with a best actor nomination for one of the countless iconic television commercials he starred in. But Mike’s not only been in advertisements, he’s been in movies and shows ranging from Criticsized to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to his very own web series Make America Italian Again, which you can ingest for free on his illustrious YouTube channel aptly named Mike Marino Live.
While his acting may be phenomenal, Mike’s stand-up is where he really took the world by storm. Even after first hitting the stage over two decades ago, Mike’s still able to send audiences to hospitals with split sides and busted guts when he tells tales of mafioso presidents, his Italian roots, and whatever else happens to be on his mind. Whether he is hosting an awards show, in a stadium, or at a corporate event, Mike delivers the laughs like Dominos does pizza. Enough so that he was inducted into the New Jersey Comedy Hall of Fame and received the USO Bob Hope Comedy Award for his many military performances.
If you’re in diapers or about to be back in them and want to laugh, you best be following New Jersey’s Bad Boy by listening to his podcast Live From My Mother’s Basement, seeing his stand up, or watching his YouTube channel to meet his quirky characters of Cousin Mooney, Uncle Tommy, Cousin Michelle, and G.I. Giovanni. Mike Marino’s made millions laugh over the years and he’s excited to make you laugh too.