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Comedian Mark Eddie Performs at the Academy Theatre

Part of the Tammy Pescatelli Series, the Academy Theatre is bringing in comedian Mark Eddie on Saturday, April 6 at 7:30 pm at 275 Chestnut Street in Meadville. Tickets are $20.50 and available at www.theacademytheatre.org or by calling 814-337-8000.

Mark Eddie is an American comedian with a musician’s point-of-view on everything from pop culture to parenting. With his guitar, signature voice and happy-go-lucky spirit, Eddie points out quirky things in the hits we love while delivering dead-on musical impressions of Al Green, Neil Diamond, Shaggy, Dave Mathews and more.

Having toured professionally for 14 years as a musician/singer/songwriter, Eddie has a knack for putting a satirical spin on pop anthems, music headlines and rock legends. With guitar in hand and tongue firmly in cheek, he tackles burning questions like: How does music of the 70′s, 80′s and 90′s stack up to today’s hits? How are heavy metal and polka similar? “They’re either brief moments of genius, or I have way too much time on my hands” says Eddie with a grin.

As if performing over 250 shows a year at theaters and major corporate events for names like Verizon®, Medtronic MiniMed®, Bayer®, Disney® & Vans® isn’t enough, Eddie has also spoken and sung some of the most recognizable spots for Nickelodeon®, Showtime®, Nintendo® and Sears®, among others.

Before comedy, Eddie “the musician” toured and opened for national acts like Jackson Browne, Melissa Etheridge and Toad the Wet Sprocket. While being singled out twice in Billboard Magazine®, nominated five times for the NACA® “Campus Entertainment Awards” and topping the CMJ® charts again and again, Eddie had a burning desire to explore comedy. Today Eddie “the comedian” tours internationally and headlines LA’s legendary comedy venues. “One day, I went from rock musician to rock comedian” says Eddie. He even occasionally sits in as part of an All-Star Band line up with members of The Doors, Fleetwood Mac, Boston, No Doubt, The Doobie Brothers or Steely Dan. No matter what, Mark Eddie will simply make you smile with his beaming, positive energy.

Aaron Kleiber will be the feature act for Mark Eddie. Kleiber has been entertaining his entire life — from climbing atop his grandmother’s coffee table as a child to taking the stage at comedy clubs across the country.

Kleiber has been a requested feature performer for Bob Saget (“Full House”), Jim Breuer (“Saturday Night Live”), Ralphie May, Bert Kreischer (Travel Channel’s “Bert the Conquerer”), John Witherspoon, Josh Blue (winner of “Last Comic Standing”), Pablo Francisco (“MADtv”) and Steve-O (MTV’s “Jackass”). He’s also performed alongside Sinbad, Billy Gardell (“Mike and Molly”), Bobcat Goldthwait, Tom Green and Tommy Davidson.

Kleiber recently filmed a guest-starring role for the Nickelodeon series “Supah Ninjas”, airing now. He co-starred in the film Help Me, Help You opposite Sabrina Bryan (The Cheetah Girls, Dancing with the Stars) and appeared in the acclaimed drama Warrior for Lionsgate, in addition to numerous national commercials. Kleiber was featured in the original series The Mercury Men, seen on Syfy; he’s also known for producing and performing in both the groundbreaking independent film (and subsequent Web series) Captain Blasto as well as the beloved Star Wars mockumentary A Great Disturbance, both of which claimed multiple awards at film festivals nationwide.

A native of Munhall, Pa., and a fixture in Pittsburgh’s growing comedy scene, Kleiber was voted “Best Local Comedian” by Pittsburgh Magazine in 2012.

For tickets and more information about comedian Mark Eddie, please call 814-337-8000 or visit www.theacademytheatre.org.

Comedy, drama, family fun, and of course, music; it’s all on stage at The Academy Theatre.



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