‘Mark Pleases You’ – In A Word: “Wow!”  In Two Words: “Wow!  Wow!!”

By Ernest Kearney  —  Mark Vigeant might easily be mistaken for the 1883 eruption of the Krakatoa volcano which produced the loudest recorded sound in modern history; or the Chicxulub impactor that slammed into earth some 66 million years ago providing mammals with their gateway to dominance and Steven Spielberg with a great franchise; Vigeant could even be confused with the Big Bang. (Meaning the scientific hypothesis of the universe’s creation 13.7 billion years ago, not the 2007-2019 Chuck Lorre sit-com.)

But while Vigeant packs as much punch as the aforementioned trio, he is way, way funnier.

In his show Mark Pleases You, Vigeant provides enough wackiness to overload the largest three rings any circus has ever had to offer.  There’s clowning, juggling, mortality, a short visit to hell, a satanic bargain, Asimovian time-tripping, ego confrontation, inner-child love-fest, shadow confrontation, multimedia, fat shaming, interpretive dance, and Seal’s greatest hits!

Platinum Medal

I sat in the audience expecting to have a kitchen sink land in my lap at any moment, which I probably wouldn’t have noticed as I was laughing so hard.

Absolutely inspired hilarity delivered by a comic cheetah.

A Platinum Medal plus!


Mark Pleases You played at the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2023 in Hollywood.

For Hollywood Fringe Festival Details, Mark Pleases You Show Information Click HERE.

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An award-winning L.A. playwright and rabble-rouser of note who has hoisted glasses with Orson Welles, been arrested on three continents and once beat up Charlie Manson. His first play, "Among the Vipers" was a semi-finalist in the Julie Harris Playwriting Competition and was featured in the Carnegie-Mellon Showcase of New Plays. It was produced at the NPT Theater in Ashland, Oregon and Los Angeles’ celebrated Odyssey Ensemble Theatre. His following play, “The Little Boy Who Loved Monsters” was produced at The Hollywood Actors Theater, where he earned praise from the Los Angeles Times for his “…inordinately creative writing.” The play went on to numerous other productions including Berlin’s The Black Theatre under the direction of Rainer Fassbinder who wrote in his program notes of Kearney, “He is a skilled playwright, but more importantly he is a dangerous one.” Ernest Kearney has worked as literary manager or as dramaturge for among others The Hudson Theater Guild, Nova Diem and the Odyssey Ensemble Theatre, where he still serves on the play selection committee. He has been the recipient of two Dramalogue Awards and a finalist or semi-finalist, three times, in the Julie Harris Playwriting Competition. His work has been performed by Michael Dunn, Sandra Tsing Loh, Jack Colvin and Billy Bob Thornton, and to date, either as playwright or director, he has upwards of a hundred and thirty productions under his belt, including a few at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater as puppeteer. Kearney remains focused on his writing, as well as living happily ever after with his lovely wife Marlene. His stage reviews and social essays can be found at TheTVolution.com and workingauthor.com. Follow him on Facebook.

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  • Hey ernest, Tried to fill out contact form and didn’t go through.

    I wanted to invite ya to “THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ANXIOUS.” We just won an ENCORE AWARD AT FRINGE. Extension will be Friday, July 7 at 8pm at the Let Live theater.

    press kit at: HalCantor.com/presskit

    Thanks for the consideration, Ernest,


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