Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, or even as little as last year you know the name “Mario Tory”, and if you don’t know you’re definitely about to find out about him. Watching this man evolve over the years is amazing, I first saw Mario at Atlanta’s world famous Uptown Comedy Corner a few years ago, after the show I waited in line to shake his hand, and take a picture with him (as we fans love to do), and every since then we carried on a genuine friendship. Now, we might not have talked regularly like besties, but every time I’d call him he’d answer, and it didn’t matter where he was, or what he was doing.
It’s an amazing feeling witnessing someone so close to you, who’s actually a part of your social circle come up. Mario has always walked to the beat of his own drum, he never needed validation from anyone, he owned his craft, and he had the confidence to win to go along with his talent. Although, you may want to say, “it’s all about who you know”, and assume that Mario’s break came from an inside source, and even though I can’t say whether it did, or didn’t, but I can say his ability to capture an audience, have you rofl, and speak truth in a comedic way has a lot more to do with who he might have known. This guy came up out the mud! Everytime I’m in Atlanta I’m hitting him up for tickets to the show, because I can’t stand to miss his act when he’s center stage. An unbelieveably funny guy, very down to earth.
From hosting stand-up on the stage of Uptown Comedy Corner to appearing on Comdey Central by way of Kevin Hart, I’d say this guy made a complete 360, but I’m not surprised in the least, I’m just wondering why it took so long for him to be given this platform, smh. He was born for comedy. I heard people saying he’s on the Kevin Hart gravy boat to achieving the ultimate success, and I have to agree. Mario can easily do exactly what Kevin did, and take it to an entirely different level. We’re all eagerly waiting to see where his debut takes him, and I’m definitely going along for the ride all the way.
Images from Mario’s Facebook account.
Check out some of Mario’s upcoming show dates, and Follow him @MarioTory on SC, FB IG & Twitter. Listen to Mario’s interview on @docgshow at soundcloud.com/doc_g_fitness