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“Mr. Monroe is one of the most enjoyable performers to watch in New York Cit,” The New York Times. Dubbed “the rock star of jugglers” by the New York Press, Marcus combines innovative juggling with high-energy comedic and improv skills to create a unique performance. This makes him one of the most sought after variety performers. Not only is he is giving comedy-juggling a much needed extreme makeover, but Marcus is taking a strong lead in the new generation of variety performers.
Marcus is the recipient of the prestigious Andy Kaufman Award, awarded once a year to a performer who exhibits an original and creative performance with the spirit and execution of Kaufman.
Marcus has performed at dozens of colleges, universities and performing arts centers. In addition, Marcus has performed at some of the largest music festivals including Bonnaroo, Summerfest and Outside Lands. In the summer of 2012 Marcus was a featured performer at SF Sketchfest and performed onstage with special guest Neil Patrick Harris. Marcus is a favorite at the Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, alternative comedy shows such as Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen and a frequent performer at Monday Night Magic in New York City. Lucie Arnaz produced five critically acclaimed sold out performances of MARCUS MONROE: WHAT WHAT in New York City. Marcus’s DVD The Complete Second Season was given a 5/5 star rating from Dubé Juggling. His name and image appeared all over the U.S. on billboards, print ads and viral internet campaigns as the feature of Eastport Backpack's "Back to School" campaign. Apple’s MacBook Pro and iPad campaigns also featured Marcus. Marcus is also a favorite with corporate events working with companies ranging from Harley-Davidson to Threadless. Most recently Marcus starred in the cast of the hit Off-Broadway and Olivier Award winning London production of La Soirée.
Internationally, Marcus brought his one-man show to the Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. In 2010 Marcus performed an astounding 150 shows in China at the Venetian in Macau. Marcus has also become one of the most requested headlining acts on Princess, Disney, Carnival, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. In 2015, Marcus teamed up with celebrity host Gaby Roslin and competed in iTV’s Get Your Act Together.
Marcus's screen debut came over a decade ago under Academy Award-winning director James Marsh (The Theory of Everything) who cast Marcus as co-star of Wisconsin Death Trip with Sir Ian Holm (Lord of the Rings). Since then, Marcus has appeared on dozens of national TV shows and has already been seen by millions, including a performance on The Late Show with David Letterman. Other TV appearances include: MTV’s TRL, ABC Family’s Switched!, the host of Discovery Kid’s Mad Science, The History Chanel’s Pawn Stars, MTVu’s Dean List and CBS’s Secret Talents of the Stars. Marcus also appeared as the juggling consultant in the Zach Galifianakis movie It’s Kind of a Funny Story.
Currently, Marcus is touring his new one man show IAMFAMOUS.

Marcus Monroe News


Orlando Leyba, Matt Kirshen, And Harrison Greenbaum Highlight March 2024 Lineup At The Comedy Cellar

Catch the laughter at the Comedy Cellar at Rio Hotel & Casino in March 2024 with performances by Orlando Leyba, Matt Kirshen, and Harrison Greenbaum.
Interview: Director Andrew Neisler Making Sense In The Story Of MINDPLAY

The Geffen Playhouse is world premiering mentalist Vinny DePonto’s latest show Mindplay. The run (already started) plays through December 18, 2022. I got the chance to chat with Vinny’s long-time collaborator director Andrew Neisler.
Jenny Zigrino, Tom Thakkar And Eddie Ifft Highlight November 2022 Lineup At The Comedy Cellar

The world-famous Comedy Cellar has announced the November 2022 lineup for its first West Coast location, an exact replica of its New York club, at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
Photos: Jim Caruso's Cast Party Remains A NYC Talent Goldmine!

Every single Monday for the past eighteen years, host Caruso, along with the Cast Party Symphony Orchestra led by Billy Stritch (Daniel Glass on drums and Steve Doyle on bass) hosts Jim Caruso’s Cast Party shining a spotlight on an awe-inspiring variety of talent.
SOPAC LAUGHS IN THE LOFT Lineup Announced For March 2

Need something to look forward to on Hump Day? Head to SOPAC for the monthly Laughs in the Loft stand-up series that Baristanet calls, “a comedy cure for the midweek blues.”
VIDEO: Watch Kathy Najimy, Ruby Rakos & More on Jim Caruso's Pajama Cast Party

Join the party tonight (8pm) with special guests Kathy Najimy, Darius Freeman, Ariana Salavas, Marcus Monroe, and Ruby Rakos.
Andrew Goldenhersh returns to WONDERSHOW This Thursday at House of YES

ANDREW GOLDENHERSH ranks among today's elite masters of magic, drawing thunderous acclaim around the globe. On February 22nd, he returns to Brooklyn for an exclusive appearance at WONDERSHOW, a modern variety spectacle described as 'Professional Mind-f**kery' (TimeOutNY) Live at House of YES.
Cast Complete for World Premiere Musical FOLK WANDERING Off-Broadway

Pipeline Theatre Company has announced the cast, creative team and schedule for the world premiere production of Folk Wandering.
WONDERSHOW Returns to House of Yes This October

Hailed as 'Professional Mindf**kery by the most skilled performers in the business' (TimeOutNY), WONDERSHOW returns to Brooklyn's House of YES on October 18th with an extraordinary cast of today's best magicians and variety acts.
Reformed Whores Bring GRAND OLE CUNTRY to the Cutting Room

In this politically divided climate, Reformed Whores, the hilariously irreverent musical comedy duo, strive to put on a fun show that brings people - no matter what gender, race or political leaning- together with dick jokes!
WONDERSHOW Returns to House of Yes This October

Hailed as 'Professional Mindf**kery by the most skilled performers in the business' (TimeOutNY), WONDERSHOW returns to Brooklyn's House of YES on October 18th with an extraordinary cast of today's best magicians and variety acts.
THE RISE AND FALL OF MARCUS MONROE Gets Special Two-Night Preview

???????Presented by Eva Price and co-written by Josh Koenigsberg, a writer for Netflix's award-winning hit Orange is the New Black, comes the World Premiere of The Rise and Fall of Marcus Monroe. When Marcus takes the stage, you can't help but take notice. Marcus Monroe (winner of the 2012 Andy Kauffman Award) combines innovative juggling with his unique brand of comedic energy in The Rise and Fall of Marcus Monroe, a feat of spectacle story-telling by the “Rock Star of Jugglers” (New York Press).
EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Marcus Monroe

BWW speaks to Marcus Monroe about his 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show The Rise and Fall of Marcus Monroe.
Further Shows Announced for EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2017

Check out these great shows coming to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe!
Podcast: Joel B. New Welcomes 'Rock Star Juggler' Marcus Monroe, Ernie Pruneda Sings a Maya Angelou Poem

In the premiere of Something New's fifth season, award-winning songwriter Joel B. New sat down with comedy juggler Marcus Monroe. Dubbed 'the rock star of jugglers' by the New York Press, Marcus Monroe combines innovative juggling with a high-energy original take, making him one of the most sought-after variety performers today. Marcus is the recipient of the prestigious Andy Kaufman Award, awarded once a year to a performer who exhibits an original and creative performance with the spirit and execution of Kaufman. His original one-man show, THE RISE & FALL OF MARCUS MONROE, was presented at Ars Nova last month.
Jonathan Burns Returning to The Cutting Room, 6/17

On Friday June 17th, Flexible Comedian JONATHAN BURNS returns to Manhattan's famed Cutting Room for his new show, Comedy Variety Hour (and a half).
2016 TEDxBroadway Talks Now Available Online

Today, the organizers of TEDxBroadway released videos of the talks and performances from the fifth annual event held February 22, 2016 at New World Stages in New York City.
The Skivvies & More Among 2016 Williamstown Theatre Festival's Special Events; New Immersive Theatre Initiative Unveiled

Williamstown Theatre Festival has added a new community immersive theatre project entitled Orpheus in the Berkshires (July 14 - 17), a World Premiere production made by and for the Berkshires, as well as an exciting line-up of special events for their 62nd season.
Alex Dinelaris, Charlie Rosen & More Round Out TEDxBroadway Speakers Lineup

Today, the organizers of the fifth annual TEDxBroadway announced the final line up of speakers and performers who will be taking the stage on Monday, February 22, 2016 at New World Stages in New York City.
Marcus Monroe Comes to Joe's Pub Tonight

Award winning comedian and juggler Marcus Monroe will bring his one-man show, IAMFAMOUS, to Joe's Pub tonight, May 21 at 7:30pm. This revealing and provocative show documents Marcus's real life journey in the pursuit of becoming the world's first famous juggler.

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