MARK SAM ROSENTHAL has been called “one of the city’s great comedic storytellers” (Time Out New York), and he is currently a staff writer/producer for Comedy Central. He is also a writer/performer with several plays and solo shows to his credit, including his one-man off-Broadway run in Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire (SoHo Playhouse, 2009), which had previously won the Village Voice Audience Award at the 2008 New York International Fringe Festival. About the show The New York Times accurately noted, “clearly Mr. Rosenthal enjoys going over the line.” Additional line-crossing stage works include I Light Up My Life: The Mark Sam Celebrity Autobiography and The Indigo Girls vs. George W. Bush
Mark Sam has studied and performed improv comedy with the Upright Citizens Brigade and People’s Improv Theater and has studied acting with the Atlantic Theatre Company and the Barrow Group. He can currently be seen onstage in the New York company of the long-running movie parody Point Break Live!
He is a graduate of Northwestern University and a seventh-generation Baton Rougean. His greatest comic inspirations are his mother, grandmother, and all the ladies of the Baton Rouge Junior League.