(Photo: Mark Viera via Twitter)

Mark Viera


Bronx native Mark Viera knew from an early age that he wanted to be a comedian and as a child drew inspiration from his favorite sitcoms Sanford and Son and Threes Company. After breaking into the industry, he created a one-hour Showtime special titled Tales of Nuyorican, which paid homage to his upbringing and life experiences. He also toured with singer Marc Anthony. Viera has continued to make it a priority to give back and has performed on a comedy special for American Family Insurance and done stints at the Make a Wish Foundation and the VIP Drug Rehabilitation Centers in his native Bronx, NY. (Photo: Mark Viera via Twitter)