Mark Whitney

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Mark Whitney
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OccupationPolitical Satirist, Podcaster, Playwright, Comedian, Entrepreneur
Known forLate Nite Last Week and Fool For A Client

Mark Whitney produces and performs Late Nite Last Week, the #1 political satire show on Apple Podcasts. He has toured as a one-man show since 2006.[1] Whitney’s one man shows include "The EDucation of Dianne,"[2] and "Fool For A Client."[3][4] He has been profiled by Robert McKee in Story Magazine, sharing the cover with Drew Carey and Russell Brand.[5]

Career[edit]

Whitney founded and ran the San Diego Comedy Co-op where he produced approximately 500 free shows over three years.[1][3] He performs at Fringe Festivals[3][4][6] including Capital Fringe Festival[7] and Minnesota Fringe Festival.[8] Whitney won an award at the San Francisco Comedy Convention for stand-up comedy. He has also received recognition at performance festivals including the D.C. Theatre Festival, the Iowa Theatre Festival, the Boulder International Theatre Festival, the Minnesota Theatre Festival, and the San Francisco Theatre Festival.[1]

Whitney also produces the podcast "Late Nite Last Week."[9] He is the founder, owner and CEO of TheLaw.net Corporation, a legal research infomediary he founded in 1999.[7][10][11]

Political activism[edit]

In 2012, Whitney filed a lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama in the military personnel's presence in Libya.[12][13] Because the NATO operation ended before the suit was tried, the court case was dismissed as moot.[12]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Libertopia Comedians" (PDF). DGC Magazine. April 2010. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  2. ^ "San Diego Fringe Festival: 'The EDucation Of Dianne' Starring Mark Whitney". KPBS. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c Mark Collins (August 7, 2008). "Fourth annual Fringe Festival brings a variety of performances to Boulder". Daily Camera. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Peter Marks (July 14, 2008). "At Fringe Festival, a Finely Tuned Fury". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  5. ^ "Mark Whitney The Art and Craft of Live Storytelling". Story. Archived from the original on April 25, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  6. ^ Heather Goss (July 14, 2010). "Capital Fringe Review: Fool For A Client". DCist. Archived from the original on November 12, 2011. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  7. ^ a b Chris Klimek (July 11, 2010). "Fringe Profile: Company Man". Washington City Paper. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  8. ^ Dominic P. Papatola (July 29, 2008). "Welcome to the Fringe". Twin Cities. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  9. ^ "Home". Late Nite Last Week. Retrieved May 24, 2015.
  10. ^ "Four legal research companies offer mid-priced options". Wisconsin Law Journal. September 8, 2008. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  11. ^ T.R. Halvorson (July 2, 2001). "Features - Reed Elsevier Sues TheLaw.Net Complaining of Unfair Competition". LLRX. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  12. ^ a b Josh Gerstein (February 27, 2012). "Court rejects another challenge to Obama's Libya operation". Politico. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  13. ^ "Mark WHITNEY, Plaintiff, v. Barack OBAMA, et al., Defendants". United States District Court. Retrieved May 1, 2015.

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