Reactors Comedy Club
Mark Riccadonna
Mark Riccadonna

Mark Riccadonna
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.

When not on stage, making new friends at well-known venues like The Improv, Caroline's, The Comedy Store, Rascal's, Stand Up NY, The Laugh House or The Mohegan Sun. Mike likes to flex his writing muscles, he had a chance to do so as a writer and voice talent on an animated pilot for Spike TV's "The Big Head People".

Mike enjoys writing screenplays and aspires to direct and star in one of his works. In addition to his writing, Mike is rapidly becoming well known for his ability to morph into anyone right before your eyes. His repertoire of voices includes dialects from The Caribbean, Africa, India, Ireland, England and many more exotic lands. He has a knack for making his audiences see, hear and feel his comedy.

Mike is quickly becoming a familiar face on television, with appearances on The Apollo Comedy Hour, Russell Simmons Def Comedy Jam(All Star Edition), BET's ComicView (1998-2002), Video Vixens on MTV, Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, HBO's Bad Boys of Comedy, and most recently ABC's "What Would You Do".

Mike is widely considered one of New York City's premier comedians and has built a name to lookout for.