Mark Sam Rosenthal is a performer and freelance writer/producer for Comedy Central and LogoTV. The solo show he wrote and performs, Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire, had a nine-week run off-Broadway at New York’s SoHo Playhouse in winter 2009 and a summer run that same year at the Art House Theater in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Blanche premiered at the 2008 New York International Fringe Festival, where it won the Village Voice Audience Award and an overall festival award for Outstanding Solo Show.
His new solo show, I Light Up My Life: the Mark Sam Celebrity Autobiography, has played at Dixon Place and Ars Nova in New York, and he is at work on a book adaptation.
Mark Sam has studied and performed improv comedy with the Upright Citizens Brigade and acting with the Atlantic Theatre Company and the Barrow Group. He has performed stand-up comedy at Caroline’s and Gotham, and he is regularly featured at several New York storytelling series; Time Out labels him “one of the city’s great comedic storytellers.” He appears in the 2010 short film Life in Short (Visionheir Pictures), which is actually real and on IMDB.com. Follow him on Twitter and on Tumblr.