In December of 2004, Mark had the opportunity to share the stage with "Mr.
Las Vegas" himself - Wayne Newton - at Cleveland's Palace Theater!
He never stays on a particular subject too long - he shifts his show's gears from tattoos to golf...then, on to "dating grandmothers" and breast implants!
COMCAST'S Comedy Spotlight on the Road, COMEDY CENTRAL'S Stand-Up, Stand-up, Nightshift on FOX, America's Funniest People and Comedy at CLUB54 are all television shows that have featured Mark over the years.
Orenstein shopped his pilot around and somehow got on the radar of Thunderbird Films, which turned a paper warehouse in south Burnaby’s Glenlyon Business Park into a multi-camera sound stage with bleachers to tape Package Deal in front of a live audience. Randal Edwards as youngest brother and lawyer Danny and Julia Voth as his new girlfriend and tea shop owner Kim were “adorable together” and “seemed like they could be dating”, Orenstein recalls.
Harland Williams was “hysterical” of course as womanizing older brother Sheldon.
Naturally, the knowledge she imparts pales in comparison to the lessons these two teach her as they head from site to sight.
Unfortunately, the driver’s name is Poupi Kakas, and that right there, folks, represents the comedic highlight of our trip.
Wiseguys Ogden has quickly caught on as the place to see great, high-quality stand-up comedy.Nia Vardalos must have an awful lot of self-assurance to make a film titled “My Life in Ruins,” given the professional setbacks she’s seen since “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” brought her brief stardom seven years ago.At the very least, that kind of confidence deserves respect.Since 1986, MARK has had the good fortune of working with many HEAVYWEIGHTS in the standup biz!He's opened for George Lopez, Kevin James, Harland Williams, Richard Lewis, Bobcat Goldthwaite, Tommy Chong, Bobby Collins, and Tommy Davidson! MARK has headlined clubs ALL over the country - including: THE COMEDY CASTLE(mi) FUNNY BUSINESS(mi) STANFORD'S(mo) THE STARDOME(al) LAFFS(az/nm) COMIX CAFE(ny) GIGGLES(wi) JOEY'S(mi) CRACKERS(in) LEO'S KOMEDY SHOWCASE(ont.) WISEACRES(va) BONKERZ(wi/mi) CONNXTIONS(oh/mi) FUNNYBONE(in/oh) THE COMEDY SPOT(az) COMEDY CABANA(sc) GROUCHO'S(fl) BULLFROG'S(ks) COZZY'S(va) SOUTH STREET(tn) CHAPLIN'S(mi) ANN ARBOR COMEDY SHOWCASE(mi) WISECRACKER'S(in) Mark's second CD, "REGULAR GUY" was released on the NEXT ROUND label in early 2009!Add Vancouver’s Queen of Sci-fi Amanda Tapping as Danny’s new alcoholic Bay Street boss and Jason Priestley as a weather reporter to the mix in season two.