Peter Michael Marino is a great pal of ours and one of our all-time favourite New Yorkers.
We made friends with him many moons ago, when he popped his Edinburgh Fringe cherry with the delightful Desperately Seeking the Exit; a solo show about the unravelling of Pete’s huge West End musical based on the film Desperately Seeking Susan. It was a big productions, with music by Debbie Harry, and it flopped quite spectacularly (true story).
With that level of self-deprecation, humour, and true life celebrity gossip on offer, the friendship was inevitable. We hit it off straightaway and have been partners in fun ever since, so we’re super-excited to finally get the chance to work with Pete professionally this Fringe season, as co-producers of his latest offering, Show Up.
A bit about Show Up
Peter Michael Marino has been writing one-man shows for a very long time. He wanted to see what would happen if he showed up at a theatre and created a solo show on the spot. The result is Show Up; a semi-improvised, socially anxious comedy that’s based on the audience’s life experiences, featuring an arsenal of Post-it® Notes. Oh, and there’s a party.
Show Up in Edinburgh
Edinburgh, 3-27 August 2017, 3.30pm, Laughing Horse @ The Counting House
Pete will be performing a full run of Show Up at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, and tickets are on sale right now.
Show Up in New York
If you’re in New York this summer, you can catch Show Up at the East to Edinburgh festival, at 59s59.
A bit more about Pete
Peter Michael Marino is an award-winning solo show teacher, director, producer and performer. He’s the creator and co-producer of SOLOCOM, which has launched over 400 world-premiere, international solo comedies at The People’s Improv Theater.
His long-running solo comedy Desperately Seeking the Exit chronicled the unmaking of his West End musical flop Desperately Seeking Susan; receiving 5-star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe and Adelaide Fringe, and a London transfer. His 2015 solo chat show spoof, Late with Lance! played NYC, London, Buffalo, Orlando, Hollywood and the Edinburgh Fringe.
Pete’s production company PM2 Entertainment recently presented the NYC debut of Joe’s NYC Bar, two encore performances of David Mills: Shame! at Pangea, LA comedy duo Moby Alpha, and the acclaimed solo show hit David Carl’s Celebrity One-Man Hamlet in NYC, Edinburgh, and Chicago.
Pete is also an adjunct professor in sketch comedy at Pace University.