Clean and sober since 1988, Mark Lundholm is a former criminal, mental patient, homeless wino, resident in a halfway house who started poking fun at the insanity his life had become. This process continuedand gained momentum, and in a short time an incredibly talented and energetic entertainer emerged. Beginning with a successful standup comedy career through 50 states and 10 foreign countries, this comic’s “drank there, used that” style of humor is now so much more than a comedy show and beyond a typical conference presentation.
The performance given by Mark Lundholm is a thought-provoking journey through a man’s decline and his subsequent ascension. Mark details his battles with addiction in a clever manner that is sometimes shocking, often heartwarming, and unceasingly honest. This is a fast-paced PG rated show that never fails to leave audiences thinking differently about themselves and their loved ones. The critics have been very favorably impressed. The New York Times said, “Mr. Lundholm’s acerbic powers of observation are quite dark and funny”, and The Chicago Sun-Times reported, “Lundholm is a terrific performer— aggressive, funny and charming.”
Lundholm has had his own Showtime Comedy Special, appeared onComedy Central and written and starred in three one man shows. The most notable is a fiercely funny and severely dysfunctional stage playabout chances and choices called Addicted…a comedy of substance. After playing an extended run off-Broadway and receiving great reviewsfrom The Post, The New York Times and The Associated Press, Addicted was voted into the top position as the most highly recommended show in New York City by The Wall Street Journal’s Zagat Theatre Survey.
Mark has lectured, presented and appeared at over 300 professionals’ conferences and has never been rated less than excellent! He has always been approved for CEU’s and has no problem filling any slot onthe program; morning, afternoon or evening. His appearance is alwaysthe most highly attended at the conference. Mark says “half of that is the humor, half of that is the hope, the other half is something I wasborn to do!” No mathematics major, Mark Lundholm is the only speaker of his kind in this industry or in this country.