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Mark Lundholm
Comedian & Inspirational Speaker

From humble beginnings on the streets of Oakland, California, as a homeless criminal,
mental patient, to a world-renowned entertainer, Mark Lundholm’s humor is a wild ride of
challenges, changes and 2nd chances. Just out of rehab, while performing a 20 Minute
comedy routine at San Quentin State Prison, Mark discovered his childhood survival skill
of making people laugh was his ticket out. Armed with plenty of material poking fun at
the insanity his life had become, Lundholm has worked his way up - literally from the
It was not long before Mark garnered the attention of Showtime Comedy, and was given
his own special. These routines quickly gained widespread attention. Ultimately Mark’s
entire story was produced and an off-Broadway play called “Addicted… a comedy of
substance” was born. “Addicted” is quickly making its way around the world. Already in
Chicago, Miami, New York, Denver, San Francisco and Nashville, 2011 brings even
more – launching “Addicted” in Los Angeles, London and Germany!
Having performed in all 50 States and 10 foreign countries, including appearances on
Comedy Central, Showtime, A&E, NBC, and CBS, Mark Lundholm’s pure, dark look at
his past, and clever glimpses of the future make this funny man one of the best. Mark
has been hailed as “a younger George Carlin” by the Contra-Costa Times, and The New
York Times called him “Riveting… Dark and Funny!” The San Francisco Chronicle said
he was “Funny. Cannily rendered… comic precision.” Mark has performed for Eric
Clapton, Donald Trump, Jerry Stiller, and former President Ford showing no signs of
slowing down!
Taking the time to give a little back each year, Mark re-visits a handful of jails and
prisons, rehab centers, homeless shelters and other places he has lived.

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