About Mark Viera
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 70's and 80's.
He became so engaged in the performances of his favorite comic
personalities, it didn't take long before he began to emulate the
characters he came to love. On any given night, he would entertain his
family with remarkably accurate portrayals from shows like Carol
Burnett, "Sanford and Son" and "Three's Company."
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 Nuyorican”. The show, an homage to his
upbringing and hilarious life experiences, became an instant classic.
With the success of Nuyorican and a sold-out tour with singer Marc
Anthony firmly establishing him as a force to be reckoned with, Mark, a
devoted family man with an altruistic nature seized the opportunity to
give back, first by performing on a comedy special for American Family
Insurance. “Stand Up For Family," which was hosted by good friend and
fellow comic Bill Bellamy, became a benchmark for family friendly
entertainment. Shows for the “Make a Wish Foundation” and the “VIP
Drug Rehabilitation Centers” in his native Bronx, as well as several
command performances for our U.S military overseas accent his
Mark made his network television debut on NBC's Emmy award
winning show, "30 Rock," an opportunity that piqued the interest of the
industry’s most prominent executives. The comic and businessman
recently sold a sitcom based on his compelling life to Warner Bros. and
FOX. The project, which was Executive Produced by comedy legend
George Lopez, is currently being re-developed.
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 hand picked to headline on several ships
for Norwegian Cruise line. One of Mark’s favorite shows to perform in
has to be for the“Leatherneck” tour for the U.S. Marine Corps which is
now in its third year.
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 completely live stand up
performance, BET’s “ComicView, Comedy Centrals’ “Gabriel Iglesias
Presents: Stand Up Revolution” and Mark’s most recent television
appearances are several episodes of Byron Allen’s “Comics Unleashed”.
Mark most recently was asked to join comic icon Gabriel Iglesias’s
“Unity Through Laughter” world tour.
Whether he's talking about his crazy marriage, his growing kids, his
beloved grandparents, doing one of his dead-on impressions or joking
about his life growing up in the Bronx, Mark Viera takes his audience on
a hilarious, heartfelt journey, finding enjoyment in the absurdities of life.