About Mark Lundholm
**This is a special alcohol free event for those 18 and older**From humble beginnings on the streets of Oakland, California, as a homeless criminal,mental patient, to a world-renowned entertainer, Mark Lundholm’s humor is a wild ride ofchallenges, changes and 2nd chances. Just out of rehab, while performing a 20 Minutecomedy routine at San Quentin State Prison, Mark discovered his childhood survival skillof making people laugh was his ticket out. Armed with plenty of material poking fun atthe insanity his life had become, Lundholm has worked his way up - literally from thegutter.It was not long before Mark garnered the attention of Showtime Comedy, and was givenhis own special. These routines quickly gained widespread attention. Ultimately Mark’sentire story was produced and an off-Broadway play called “Addicted… a comedy ofsubstance” was born. “Addicted” is quickly making its way around the world. Already inChicago, Miami, New York, Denver, San Francisco and Nashville, 2011 brings evenmore – launching “Addicted” in Los Angeles, London and Germany!Having performed in all 50 States and 10 foreign countries, including appearances onComedy Central, Showtime, A&E, NBC, and CBS, Mark Lundholm’s pure, dark look athis past, and clever glimpses of the future make this funny man one of the best. Markhas been hailed as “a younger George Carlin” by the Contra-Costa Times, and The NewYork Times called him “Riveting… Dark and Funny!” The San Francisco Chronicle saidhe was “Funny. Cannily rendered… comic precision.” Mark has performed for EricClapton, Donald Trump, Jerry Stiller, and former President Ford showing no signs ofslowing down!Taking the time to give a little back each year, Mark re-visits a handful of jails andprisons, rehab centers, homeless shelters and other places he has lived.