Marty began his career in his hometown of Toronto, Canada. His popularity on the University & college circuit in both Canada and the US led to winning “Campus Comedian of the year.” An appearance at the Just for Laughs International Comedy festival landed Marty the hosting position on Fox’s Emmy award winning kids show “Not Just News”. Urged by agents and better weather Marty made the move to Los Angeles, happily calling it home for the last 20 years.
Appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, Fox’s “Comic Strip Live” and Comedy Centrals “Make Me Laugh”, continued to establish him in the world of comedy. Marty’s youthful style and infectious enthusiasm made an easy transition to encompass an audience of all ages making him a true family performer playing in sold out shows as far away as London, Cyprus, Australia and New Zealand.
Ever expanding, Marty created, wrote and produced two seasons of the Canadian Gemini award winning television show ‘TheTournament’ for CBC Canada, a mockumentary comedy series loosely based on his beloved peewee hockey days. “The Tournament” garnered rave reviews from both The New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle. With the Cartoon Network, Marty created, wrote and starred in the television pilot “Marty’s Party”. In addition, he scripted a live action version of Marty’s Party for Cedar Fair Entertainment, which ran in multiple theme parks across North America.
It was here that Marty’s whimsical imagination caught the eye of Can You Imagine…a premier manufacturer of novelty products. Together they created “Putz Gear” and have begun to make Marty’s inventive silliness available to the general public.
In 2010 Marty was enticed back into live performing when he was contacted by International Entertainment Productions. He signed on to headline “The RAZZAMATAZZ Comedy Show. This sold out 15 city tour was founded to raise money and awareness for the KIDS FOUNDATION OF NEW ZEALAND. Now heading into his 3rd successful year, Marty has found this to be one of his most rewarding experiences.
As always, Marty is looking forward to the rest of this year and 2013 with excited anticipation. With the launch of his new family show “Very Weird & Slightly Dangerous”, Putz Gear, the establishment of MapFundraisers, and continued television and web development, Marty is sure to be making an appearance in or near your home soon.