• Mark Riccadonna & Richie Byrne – Drinks, Jokes & Storytelling

  • Drinks, Jokes and Storytelling is the brainchild of Mark Riccadonna and Richie Byrne. Mark, a Writer and Director and Richie, an Actor and Comedian, share their passion with humor and intensity to make their guests shine, both love comedy and are not afraid to have a good time.

    Storytelling is the oldest art form celebrated!  It is also the best part of the entertainment business.  Just ask Mark or Richie about when the show is over and after the venue has cleared out; there is no better feeling than bellying up to the bar with your fellow performers, cracking a drink and a smile. 

    In Drinks, Jokes and Storytelling, they bring the Green Room out to the stage.  Mark Riccadonna (Counter Culture, Live at Gotham) and Richie Byrne (warm-up for The Dr. Oz Show) take the stage and after performing stand-up comedy and inviting a guest on stage, they let the audience see behind the scenes what entertains their entertainers on stage with guests, stories from the Green Room, a sparkle in the eye, a drink in hand, and an extraordinary tale from the road.  

    These two are a great night waiting to happen. It’s like starting the night at the afterparty! From actors, singers, comedians and heroes, your audiences will be on the inside having a laugh with these two and their guests!  


  • Mark Riccadonna

    Mark Riccadonna is a professional comedian who has toured globally playing theatres and clubs as well as with the USO and Armed Forces Entertainment. The USO work landed him his Travel Column “Dad Trippin” in Today’s Man Magazine. Over ten years of touring Mark found time to thrive as an on-air host for talk radio out of Atlantic City, performed in an Off Broadway hit “Happy in the Poor House”, did three films in three years; “The Devils Tree”, “The Days of Power” and “Game Night” (winner of Best Director at The International Film Festival). Mark worked as a voice-over actor and directed the play “The Boom” for the NYC Dream Up Festival and directed a pilot he co-wrote called “Radio Gods” with Paul Provenza, John Fugelsang, Rich Vos and Rick Overton. He has appeared on shows on FOX, MTV, SPEED network, SPIKE TV, The CW, NBC, The Food Network and performed on Disney Cruise Lines.

  • Richie Byrne

    One of the most requested comedians working today, Richie’s comedy credits include such well-known clubs as Dangerfield’s, Carolines and Gotham Comedy Club in Manhattan. As well as many clubs around the country including Hilarities in Cleveland & The Ice House in Pasadena. Richie has had comedy appearances on Comedy Central, VH1, “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” & “Live at Gotham on AXS TV.  Richie is also an accomplished actor & singer, with a long resume of theatrical credits (music & legit). His television credits include HBO’s “Sex and the City” & “The Sopranos” as well as “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” & “Conviction” on NBC. He can also be seen in the feature film “Goodbye Baby”.  Currently, Richie Byrne is proud to be the warm-up act for the hit series, “The Dr. Oz Show”.