Mark moved to NYC in search of himself and happiness. He pursued Theatre at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, joining “The Company” after graduation. Soon after, Mark stumbled upon Stand-Up Comedy and succeeded as a storyteller, performing throughout New York City and ‘on the road.’ Mark also performs for Armed Forces Entertainment and has entertained US and UN Troops worldwide, performing worldwide. Mark is an accomplished actor, writer, and even director outside of comedy. Most recently, Mark has a lead role in the feature film “Days of Power,” played Cooler in “Un$uited,” filmed a Comedy Special for Dry Bar, and was a contributing writer for Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update.” Columnist and Author of the Travel section for “Todays Man” Magazine, Co-Author of The Two Guys Two Way Joke Book, Wrote and Directed “Radio Gods” television Pilot, starred in “Game Night,” Through Open Door (Award winning), been seen on AXS TV’s “Live at Gotham,” PBS’s Counter Culture, FOX’s “Laughs,” heard on Sirius XM and Bob and Tom, and also has a hit Podcast “Drinks Jokes and Storytelling.”
Whether he is working with The Amoralists Theatre Company (In the acclaimed hit “Happy in the Poor House”), Working with playwriters like Ken Levine on “Mark Riccadonna’s Stage for Comedy” Series, or on tour with Stand-Up, Mark continues to climb the ranks. He is a gifted storyteller with a charisma that makes you feel like you’ve known him forever, unique delivery, a signature voice (that has landed him several commercials), and likability; you will see why he is a favorite at clubs and theatres everywhere. Mark’s latest albums “Drinks Jokes and Storytelling,” “Male AF,” “If Tom Brady,” & “It’s All Downhill from Here” is currently available through Realize Records and can be heard on Sirius/XM.
“He is fabulous… The hardest part was following him every night. He is such a great comedian. “- Elayne Boosler, Comedian & Writer.
“I have worked with Mark for years at Laughing Skull Lounge and on the road. I recommend him to be booked for any spot in the line-up: from host to headliner. Mark is funny, professional, and reliable.”- Marshall Chilles, Founder of The Laughing Skull Club and Festival.
“The reason I like Mark is he knows How To deliver humor and be clean like Jerry Seinfeld, unlike many comics today who think you have to be dirty to get laughs”- Richard Tienken, Owner of Comic Strip Live NYC.
“Mark Riccadonna is smart, funny, authentic, and insanely creative. What more could anyone want in a comedian?”- Paul Provenza, Writer/Producer/Director/TV Host