Marina Franklin is emerging as one of the hottest comedians in the comedy scene today. With such notable appearances as “Chapelle’s Show”, NBC’s “Last Comic Standing Season II”, VH!, Oxygen’s “Girls Behaving Badly”, “Show Time at The Apollo”, Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” , "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn", CW’s “Hip Hop Holdem”, CBS “The Intern”, Dutch TV's "The Comedy Factory", and BBC’s “The World Stand’s Up”.
Marina routinely performs across the country at comedy clubs and universities. She is a favorite in Comedy Festivals across the country such as: The Montreal Comedy Festival, New York Underground Comedy Festival, Ireland's Kilkenny Comedy Festival, Nashville's Bonnaroo Music Festival, In 2007 headlined in Johannesburg, South Africa for David Kau’s Comedy Show and most recently Scotland's Glaskgow Comedy Festival.
Marina is based in the comedy capital of the world New York City where she is a regular performer at the famous Comedy Cellar, Comic Strip Live, Carolines on Broadway, and the new Comix, as well as many other venues in and around the metropolitan New York area. Check out her magazine cover debut for www.strivemagazine.com.
Her career in entertainment wasn't always in stand-up comedy, originally from Chicago, she made her acting debut at the Illinois Rep Theatre. She then quickly realized her love for acting and went on to pursue a MFA in acting at Syracuse University.
Marina Franklin is full of talent, so take note of this funny lady as the audience falls in love with her unique comedy style and stage presence. Viciously Likeable! If there is such a thing?
Marina Franklin discusses the origins of her name.