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MARK FORWARD




Height:
Weight:
5'9"
185 lbs.
Hair:
Eyes:
Dark Brown
Brown
ACTRA






NEWS & APPEARANCES








Mark Forward on Mr. D | Mondays on CBC









  • Mark just made his SECOND appearance on The Late Late Show. Check out his set here!
  • Mark will be performing at JUST FOR LAUGHS in Montreal! For tickets go HERE
  • Premiering JULY 15 online, Mark will be the Judge on the new CTV series Joke or Choke. Check out the promo HERE.
  • Mark has been nominated for BEST MALE STAND-UP in Now Magazine's Best Of Toronto (2014) issue!! Check it out HERE
  • Mark just released his first comedy album on iTunes! Check out Things I Thought Of HERE!
  • Check out Mark's new Podcast HERE
  • Mark will appear in the second season of Mr.D - premiering on January 7, 2013 at 8:00pm! Check it out on CBC










BIO




From the start comedian Mark Forward was a breakout talent. He was a finalist for the Phil Hartman Award for Best Up & Coming Stand-up and Yuk Yuk's Funniest New Comic in the year 2000. He kept on winning. He won the Canadian Comedy Award for Best Stand-up Newcomer in 2005 and the Homegrown Comic Competition at his first appearance at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal in 2006. In 2008 he won his second Canadian Comedy Award for Best Writing on a Series (The Jon Dore Television Show) and in 2012, he won his third Canadian Comedy Award, this time for Best Taped Live Performance (The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson). This year he received two Canadian Comedy Award-nominations for Best Male Stand-up (his third nomination in this category) and Best Taped Live Performance and was nominated for NOW Magazine's Best of Toronto Award for Best Male Stand-up; winners will be announced Fall 2013.

Mark is looking forward to returning to the Just for Laughs festival, in Montreal, this year, with his own show! For tickets go here. This year Mark completed filming several episodes of the TV series Too Much Information which will air on Super Channel, and performed at The Bridgetown Comedy Festival! He releases a weekly podcast, with Eric Andrews, called The Mark Forward Podcast (available on iTunes), and also released his first full-length comedy album called "Things I Thought Of". It has been a busy and successful year for Mark!

Forward appeared in three seasons of Mr. D; he was a staff writer and played the recurring character Mr. Leung on the hit CBC series. He wrapped production on the feature film No Stranger Than Love in which he plays a principal role opposite Alison Brie (Community, Mad Men), Justin Chatwin and Colin Hanks and is was featured on John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show (Comedy Central) and Just For Laughs: All Access (The Comedy Network) for which he received a Canadian Comedy Award-nomination.

For two seasons, Forward was on the writing staff of The Jon Dore Television Show (The Comedy Network/IFC) and played a variety of characters on the show.

Forward performs at festivals and headlines at clubs across the country including multiple appearances at the Just For Laughs Festival, the Ha!ifax ComedyFest and the Ottawa Blues Festival.

He has appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS) and starred in his own stand-up special Comedy Now! (CTV, The Comedy Network). He has made guest appearances on a number of television shows including Just for Laughs (CBC) for which he received a Canadian Comedy Award-nomination, Living in Your Car (TMN), Doc (PAX), The Newsroom (CBC) and Degrassi: The Next Generation (CTV). Selected film credits include The Rocker with Rainn Wilson, Josh Gad and Christina Applegate, Puck Hogs and Breakfast with Scott with Tom Cavanagh.

Originally from Oakville, Ontario, Forward is now based in Toronto.

Awards + Accolades
2013 NOMINATION: Canadian Comedy Award-nominee for Best Male Stand-up (winner TBA Fall 2013)
2013 NOMINATION: Canadian Comedy Award-nominee for Best Taped Live Performance (JFL: All Access; winner TBA Fall 2013)
2013 NOMINATION: NOW Magazine's Best of Toronto Award for Best Male Stand-up (winner TBA Fall 2013)
2012 NOMINATION: Canadian Comedy Award-nominee for Best Male Stand-up
2012 WIN: Canadian Comedy Award for Best Taped Live Performance (The Late Late Show)
2011 NOMINATION: Canadian Comedy Award-nominee for Best Male Stand-up
2010 NOMINATION: Canadian Comedy Award-nominee for Best Taped Live Performance (Just For Laughs)
2008 WIN: Canadian Comedy Award for Best Writing on a Series (The Jon Dore Television Show)
2006 WIN: Just For Laughs Homegrown Comic Competition
2005 WIN: Canadian Comedy Award for Best Stand-up Newcomer
2000 FINALIST: Yuk Yuk's Funniest New Comic
2000 FINALIST: Phil Hartman Comedy Award
2000 FINALIST: Yuk Yuk's Funniest Person with a Day Job






LINKS












RESUME









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VIDEO








Live at Just For Laughs :

QuickTime (56MB)









Mark on Comedy Now :

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Mark's stand-up demo :

QuickTime (42.7MB)









Mark's demo :

QuickTime (13.6MB)










AUDIO








Voice demo :

QuickTime (9 MB)










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