Taking on the World, One Laugh at a Time
Born and raised in The Bronx, New York, Mark Viera became fascinated with comedy very early on. While Mark’s mom spent countless hours as a social worker to provide for her family, Mark and his older brother would pass the time watching the popular TV shows of the
As his career flourished, Mark personalized his artistic passion and parlayed it into one of his greatest labors of love: A one-hour Showtime special aptly entitled “Tales of a Nuyorican.” The show, an homage to his upbringing and hilarious life experiences, became an instant classic. With the success of
Mark, a devoted family man with an altruistic nature, seized the opportunity to give back by first performing on a comedy special, “Stand Up For Family”, for American Family Insurance. “Stand Up For Family”, hosted by good friend and fellow comic Bill Bellamy, became a benchmark for
Mark made his network television debut on NBC’s Emmy
Mark is unfazed by his growing popularity and remains loyal to his New York roots. Known to his fans as the Latin Prince, he performs regularly at top comedy clubs including Caroline’s on Broadway and Gotham Comedy Club. He also headlines at Improv’s and FunnyBone Comedy Clubs nationwide. Mark was
Mark’s numerous television credits include performances on the critically acclaimed “Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up”, “Comedy Central’s Russell Simmons Presents Stand-Up at the El Rey”, AXS TV’s “Gotham Comedy Live” a live stand up performance, BET’s “ComicView”, and Comedy Centrals “Gabriel Iglesias Presents: Stand Up Revolution”.
Mark’s most recent television appearances are several episodes of Byron Allen’s “Comic Unleashed.” He was recently asked to join comic icon Gabriel Iglesias’s “Unity Through Laughter” world tour.