Performance Date: Saturday, August 31, 2013
Many people have stated that Oakland native Mark Curry is possibly comedy’s best kept secret and undoubtedly one of the funniest comedians in the World. Emerging from the Bay to becoming a very successful modern day comedian to landing his own hugely successful TV show, Mark Curry started making his mark of the entertainment industry in a way most rarely do. Curry’s first role was in the film Talkin' Dirty After Dark, alongside Martin Lawrence. He would eventually land his own television series Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, where he played the lead role of Mark Cooper, an NBA player-turned-substitute teacher/gym coach. Millions around the country tuned into him for years as the tried and true Mr. Cooper. However, Curry’s tango with TV wouldn’t stop there. He appeared in The Jamie Foxx Show as well as Living Single and Martin and in a recurring role on The Drew Carey Show. In recent years, Curry would get back to his roots—doing stand-up comedy. He would go on to host Comedy Central specials, and can also currently be seen hosting his own room in Vegas doing comedy at the Las Vegas Hilton on weekends and hosting the hugely successful Conga Room in Los Angeles as host of “Foxxhole LIVE,” which airs weekly on Jamie Foxx’s satellite radio network.