One of the most recognizable comedians in the world is coming to Cedar Rapids! In 2022, this guy was rated as one of the top 5 best comedians on the planet, according to CrowdUltra. In 2011, he was also picked as one of Comedy Central's "Comics to Watch" and in 2013, he was voted the "Best Comedian" by Village Voice, according to Mark Normand Comedy.

Mark Normand is known by comedy fans for his punchy and witty delivery. Mark isn't much of a yeller when he's on stage and you can hear some of his New Orleans accent when he talks. He almost lulls you into a certain comfortability before hitting you over the head with the punchline.

When you watch his comedy, he makes it look like he's making all of this stuff up as he goes. In my opinion, that's the true talent of a great comic.

Comedy Specials

As many comedians do in this era of comedy, Mark has released multiple comedy specials on YouTube, which can be watched for free. "Everything's a Lie When You're Drunk" has been viewed almost 2 million times, and "Out To Lunch" has also been made available, and has accrued 524 thousand views in 3 short weeks.

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Mark also has a special that is available on Netflix. "Soup to Nuts" is Mark's first 1 hour special on the streaming platform. It was released on July 12, 2023, and currently has a 4.5-star rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

"Mark Normand’s first one-hour Netflix special, filmed at Chicago’s famed The Vic Theatre, covers Mark’s bold take on most things you’re not supposed to cover. As it’s appropriately titled, Mark makes insightful observations on everything from SOUP TO NUTS."

Mark has made 7 appearances on Conan, 3 appearances on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, and he's made multiple appearances on the Joe Rogan Experience.


Mark will perform at the Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids on July 20th. For tickets and more information, you can visit CR Events Live.

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