Mark Poolos & Mike Guido

Fri, Mar 2

7 - $15 seating, $10 balcony
9:30 - $13 seating, $8 balcony

295 W Center St., Provo, UT (Previously The Madison)
Beverages and snacks available
Smoking and alcohol free environment
Ages 16 & up*
Live studio audience on a film set**

Mark Poolos

Mark Poolos was born and raised in Edina, Minnesota. To start his career he co-starred in two independent films “Attack of the Killer Snow Cone Zombies” and “Joanie Loves Furbies”. He did more films, some commercials, and some theater but it wasn’t enough, so he began his stand-up comedy career. Mark stands 6’7″ weighs in at 350 technically a giant however he is very weak and a wimp. In his routines, he weaves the story of his life as a bumbling jolly giant in his fast engaging storytelling style.  He has been compared to the likes of Adam Sandler and Louie Anderson. Mark is a true road dog, performing in 40 states and all across Canada. Mark’s ultimate dream is to do a film in the future people have actually seen.


Mike Guido

Mike Guido is an extremely talented and successful comedian who has made eight national TV appearances including SHOWTIME, MTV, VH1, and A&E. He also has a comedy CD, “It Really Happened!”, which can be heard regularly on Sirius XM Satellite Radio, Pandora, and iTunes. A very well established and respected performer, Mike has shared the stage with some of today’s biggest stars including Jay Leno, Robin Williams, Ellen Degeneres, and Dana Carvey. He has a featured role in the film, “The 95ers”, as well as television commercials for Universal Studios and Canon Cameras. The San Francisco Chronicle said this, “Mike Guido, a poised comic who seemed utterly at home on stage and commanded the audience’s attention without seeming to try was priceless and well worth seeing.”

A dedicated husband and father, Mike put his comedy career on hold for a number of years as he and his wife, Laurine, raised their family with special attention and focus on their daughter, Maria, who has severe autism. The Guido’s founded and managed the M.A.R.I.A. Foundation, a non-profit organization which supported children with autism and their families.

Mike’s other show business passion these days is his one-man show, “A Real Man. – Dad. Daughter. Autism.” which tells the amazing and inspiring story of his experiences with his daughter, Maria, who has severe or low functioning autism. Here’s a recent review of the show: “There are few performers who can elicit uproarious laughter and deep pathos from an audience in one sitting. Mike Guido, in his show, A Real Man, took me on a ride of emotions that stayed with me for days after. A Real Man brings a level of understanding, compassion and humor that will build bridges and raise awareness in a way few things could. You’ll leave more human than you came. A must see.”

– Jo Schaffer, Author/Producer


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