My name is Marc, I’m an Adelaide comedian but before I started performing, I was a depressed angry man. I didn’t think life was fair and the only joy I had in life was 2 year old son.
My marriage sucked, my work sucked, I had no friends, so I decided to go see the work counsellor and the counsellor asked me to remember the last time I was really happy. The last time I remember being really happy I did a best man speech at my friends wedding and I made everyone laugh, and people were complimenting me on how good the speech was. So with that in mind I decided to try stand-up comedy, I found out where the nearest open mic room was and had a crack. Which was a little hard because after years of bullying at school and being left out in general from life the last thing I could think of to help this would be to stand in front of a group of strangers and tell jokes. But after a couple of times of getting up the guy in charge of the night asked me if I would like to try getting up in front of bigger crowds and I felt like I had finally found my THING.
Since then I have performed with some of Australia’s great stand-up comedians, I was lucky enough to be A national finalists in triple J’s Raw comedy 2014 and got a fauna half star review for my first fringe show Marc Ryan the Beautiful Bogan. This has also brought the opportunity to see parts of Australia I thought I would have never see but I also have the privilege of being able to make people laugh night in a night out, and there is no better job then that.
Top 5 characteristics of people who work in your field
Top 5 skills relevant to working in your industry
- Public speaking
- Creative Writing
- Life experience
What education / experience is necessary for your role?
Life experience is the best education… But also English and creative writing skills are helpful.