Experience of Mark Critch
Mark was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Mark’s career in sketch comedy began in St. John’s when he was 15. Today, Mark is one of the hardest working comedians in show business, winning multiple awards for both writing and performance. He has performed in Russia, China and Afghanistan in addition to Canada and the United States.
Mark Critch reached national acclaim after a 22 Minutes piece aired in which Canadian MP Carolyn Parrish stepped on a President George W. Bush doll, later causing her to be removed from caucus. Mark is most famous for his road pieces on the show, in which he has accosted celebrities such as John Kerry, Michael Douglas, Alec Baldwin, former Canadian Prime minister Paul Martin, Howard Dean, Avril Lavigne, Hillary Clinton and many more. In 2002, Mark was honored with a Canadian Comedy Award for his writing on This Hour Has 22 Minutes.
In addition to 10 years starring on This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Mark Critch has appeared in CBC’s Winnipeg Comedy Festival and hosted the Halifax Comedy Festival. Mark has written for and appeared in CBC’s world-renowned, Just for Laughs series, and has been featured in multiple films and television shows, including Newfoundland’s own Republic of Doyle.
Mark plays the recurring role of Gary Breakfast on the CTV sitcom, Satisfaction. He has also appeared in several films, including Anchor Zone, Rare Birds and Above and Beyond. Mark Critch recently finished shooting the feature film “The Grand Seduction” with Brendan Gleeson and Taylor Kitsch, and co-wrote an upcoming special for The Muppets. Mark now makes his home in St. John’s, Newfoundland with his wife Sherrie Winsor and two sons.
Why hire Mark Critch?
From Prime Ministers and Premiers to movie stars and celebrities, Mark Critch proves that everyone has a funny side.
Works Well in this Type of Event: Private Events, Comedy Festivals, Comedy Clubs, Corporate Events, Sports Events, Casino Events, Charity Events, Celebrity Speaking Events, Conventions, and Trade Shows
How to book Mark Critch
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