Originally from Maine, Bob Marley began performing stand up comedy in his hometown of Portland. He moved to Boston early in his career, gaining experience in a city known for spawning comedy all-stars. Marley is one of the hottest and most sought after comedians in the country. He taped a half hour special for Comedy Central will make its premiere right after the New Year.
Making his first television appearance on Comedy Central, he is now one of the few comics to do the complete late night circuit including The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Craig Kilborn. He has also appeared on 100 Television shows including VH-1’s “Super Secret Movie Rules”, Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” and “USO Comedy Tour.”
Marley is a regular at the Aspen and Montreal Comedy Festivals. This year the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival voted him “Best of the Fest” and “Talk of the Fest.” He has played Las Vegas quite a bit over the years including Harrah’s this year.
After recently celebrating his 15th year in comedy Marley continues to shine. He released his 11th CD and 4th DVD just in time for the holidays as a CD/DVD combo. It has 2 hours of Bob’s performances taped around the world. He has a weekly radio call in segment with several radio stations around the country called “The World According to Bob.” A featured comedian on XM and Sirius satellite radio systems that continually makes new fans around the country.
Marley’s brand of high energy and off beat observation of everyday life things has captured the minds of fans of all ages including teenagers to grandparents in their 80’s. Marley isn’t waiting for things to happen, he is building his audience up one city at a time using the internet, radio appearances, and promotions.
Many movie fans will recognize his biggest movie appearance in the movie “Boondock Saints” where he co-stars with Willem Dafoe. His comedic take on “Detective Greenly” inspires fans to come up to him and quote lines from the film.
Audiences are in for a treat whether they catch this Mainer’s act on stage or on screen.