Mark Riccadonna grew up an artsy jock outside of Youngstown, Ohio. At age 17 (like a bad independent movie), 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 found success as a storyteller, performing throughout New York City, and ‘on the road’. Mark currently also performs for Armed Forces Entertainment, and has entertained U.S. and U.N. Troops worldwide, performing in six continents while working with his childhood heroes.
Whether he is working with The Amoralists Theatre Company (In the acclaimed hit “Happy in the Poor House”), Angry Shih Tzu Productions 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, signature voice (that has landed him several commercials) and likability; you will see why he is a favorite at clubs and theatres everywhere.
only is storytelling an art that throughout time has passed information, life lessons and entertainment from generation to generation, it is one of the oldest art forms celebrated. It is also the best part of the entertainment business. Ask any performer when the show is over, and the place has cleared out, there is no better feeling then bellying up to the bar with your fellow performers, cracking a drink and a smile, while entertaining your fellow entertainers. What we do on stage isn’t what entertains us as performers. We love the stories from the green room, the sparkle in your eye, a drink in hand and a great tale from the road. In “Drinks, Jokes and Storytelling” it is our goal to bring the green room out to the stage and let the audience see just what entertains their entertainment.
Who we are…
Host Mark Riccadonna grew up an artsy jock, yet at 17, moved to New York to pursue Theater and Stand-up Comedy. He has performed in the bowels of New York, as well as traveled to the Middle East and around the globe, entertaining American and UN troops, worldwide. Mark has traveled every road in this land, seven continents, working with his childhood heroes. He has also been seen in the off Broadway hit “Happy in the Poorhouse”.
Vic Henley is the anchor of the night. Southern by birth, New Yorker by choice, Vic Henley is one of New York’s favorite comics. When Vic isn’t writing for shows like the Sasha Baron Cohen feature film “BRUNO”, or performing on a Comedy Central Special, Letterman & HBO, he may be found at one of over 500 campuses (receiving eight nominations for “Comedian of the Year”) or hosting a corporate show with George W. Bush; and of course, you can probably find him at a comedy club in New York charming an audience with stories from his life.
Every show Mark and Vic bring out a special guest to share their tales. There is over 60 years or entertainment history on stage at one time- it’s worth grabbing a drink and stickin