Mark is an Australian based actor and stand-up comedian who is very peculiar in his ways and brings his own flavor to the street comedy scene. He has achieved a position where it’s hard to think of standup comedy without thinking of Mark Trenwith! There is no stand-up comedian more in demand for award ceremonies, public events, product launches and corporate events than Mark. He is also widely popular amongst children for his alter-ego, ‘Mr. Snot bottom’. Apart from acting and stand-up comedy, Mark has plenty of experience as a writer and a director. He regularly holds community programs like ‘Stand Up With Confidence’ and ‘Cracking Up’ to teach comedy and other skills related to stand-up comedy. Mark frequently visits sick children at the Melbourne Royal Children’s Hospital disguised as a superhero ‘Captain Starlight’ in order to cheer kids up.
His comedy career began when he was studying creative arts at the Flinders University. Mark performed his first comedy gig on ‘Raw Comedy’ in 2001. Since then, he has been performing to sell out crowds. He was offered a handful of on-screen roles right after graduation. These included the Australian drama ‘Peaches’ and the TV series ‘Being Me’. It was after his experience as an actor that Mark developed a reputation for being an innovative comedian. Mark is a busy artist, thanks to his corporate demand, but he can be available to perform at your event. Get in touch now to book him for your show.
As a major in screen studies, Mark prefers the use of high impact audio-visual presentations in his stand-up. This adds a unique color to his shows, which are considered ‘more animated than Mickey Mouse’ by Rip It Up. He gets his inspiration from issues and observations of everyday life and portrays them in a very funny yet non-offensive way.
As Mr. Snot Bottom, Mark uses pure slapstick to have children of age-5 in tears and stitches. Mr. Snot Bottom’s comedy focuses on toilet humor, farts, boogers, smells and absolute obsession with bodily functions. He transforms himself into an overgrown child, using physical humor and absurd expressions as weapons to captivate the audience. The purpose of Mr. Snot Bottom’s shows is pure entertainment; there are absolutely no educational or moral outcomes. Mark is a highly intelligent stand-up comedian. He continuously delivers successful shows without having to rely on swearing or insulting. Mark adopts lively and personable style while on-stage which makes his audience feel comfortable. According to the Messenger, Mark is ‘destined for bigger things’ whereas Arts Hub thinks that his stand-up comedy is ‘tummy clenching, belly aching stuff’.
Mark has written and directed a number of short films like ‘Pad Thai’ for which he bagged the 2001 Artery Award. He won the ‘People Choice Award’ and ‘Comedian of the Year Award’ in Adelaide Comedy Awards 2010. Mark has performed comedy and received standing ovations throughout the world from Gotham Comedy Club (New York) to The Comics Lounge (Melbourne) and Comedy Store (London). He recurrently sells out shows at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival.