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Castaic comic Mark Eddie rocks club

Comic will perform Valentine’s shows Friday and Saturday

Posted: February 11, 2009 11:13 p.m.
Updated: February 12, 2009 4:55 a.m.

Castaic comic Mark Eddie will perform his unique musical comedy routine 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday evening at JR's Comedy Club inside of Marie Callender's on the Old Road in Valencia.

The couple that laughs together stays together. At least that's been the case for rock n' roll comic Mark Eddie and his wife of 19 years, Cindy. "It's helpful to look at tough of challenging things with a sense of humor. Laughter heals. Plus, if you can make your partner laugh, it can get you out of a lot of trouble," Eddie said. Relationships will be just one of the topics of Eddie's four Valentine's weekend shows at Valencia JR's Comedy Club at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, told with Eddie's trademark musical spin.

With guitar in hand and tongue firmly in cheek, Eddie will perform twisted tunes and show-stopping tributes to Al Green, Ozzy Osbourne, Neil Diamond, Shaggy, and many others. A popular voiceover artist, Eddie intersperses his show with the trademark voices he's created for Disney, Nickelodeon, TV Land and NBC.

Before his foray into comedy, Eddie found himself consistently getting kicked out of bands for being a smart ass. "The bass player would always look at me and say, ‘Dude, can you just play the song seriously?' After 10 or 11 times at practice, I just couldn't do it with a straight face anymore," Eddie said.

Eddie's unique blend of music and comedy led the former musician to a successful career performing at world class comedy clubs such as The Improv and The Icehouse, as well as lucrative corporate gigs and college campuses across the country.

The comic, who lives in Castaic with Cyndi, daughters Tia and Rachel and Golden Retriever Sunshine, performs at JR's when not on the road. There he can tell jokes locals can appreciate ...or maybe not. "I used to say Valencia in Spanish means ‘to triple in value.' That worked a few years ago, but I need to restructure it a bit now," Eddie said.

The show will also turn the spotlight on Cyndi, who will be in the audience to support her husband. Eddie likes to turn their domestic life into comic fodder, such as the time Eddie, a Type-1 diabetic, had an insulin pump implanted in his side.

"She asked the doctor, 'Can you wire him for other things? Can you wire him to be able to find his keys or make more money?'" Eddie said.


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