“Mr. Monroe is one of the most enjoyable performers to watch in New York City.” - The New York Times.
Marcus Monroe is not only giving comedy a much-needed makeover, but he's taking a strong lead in the new generation of comedians.
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 the late, great Kaufman.
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 in 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 have included: MTV’s "TRL", ABC Family’s "Switched!", the host of Discovery Kid’s "Mad Science", "The Chris Gethard Show", The History Channel’s "Pawn Stars", MTVu’s "Dean List" and CBS’s "Secret Talents of the Stars."
Marcus has performed at dozens of colleges, comedy festivals, corporate events, and Performing Arts Centers. Most recently, he performed at the New York Comedy Festival with Chris Gethard. In addition, Marcus has performed at some of the largest music festivals including Bonnaroo, Summerfest, and Outside Lands.
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. Lucie Arnaz produced five critically acclaimed sold-out performances of "Marcus Monroe: What What" in New York City.
He appeared all over the United States 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 Monroe.
Marcus is also a favorite at corporate events working with companies ranging from Harley-Davidson, Goldstar, to Threadless to speaking at TedxBroadway. He also 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. He has also become one of the most requested headlining acts on Princess, Disney, Celebrity, 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." In 2017, Monroe debuted his one-man show "The Rise And Fall of Marcus Monroe" (produced by TONY Award-winning producer Eva Price) to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to rave reviews. Earning him the Evening Standard Pick Of the Fringe and numerous 5-star reviews.
In 2019, Marcus became a regular at the Comedy Cellar, one of the world's most competitive and famous comedy clubs.
Marcus wrote "Best Friends," a two-person show starring himself and magician Ben Seidman. Marcus and Ben toured this show nationally selling out theaters including Dynasty Typewriter in Los Angeles and headlining comedy festivals including the Great American Comedy Festival.
He currently lives in New York City with his wife.