Mark Riley was born and raised in Boston and is one of the top comedians in New England. His high energy and unique perspective on everyday situations combined with his sharp observational humor keeps audiences in stitches. His ability to improve is second to none and is able to connect with audiences in a unique way. Mark developed many of his comedic talents in various coliseums and “ice barns” throughout the country while he traveled as a professional ice hockey referee. Mark was an employee of the NHL for one whole week. Yeah, he was hired then fired one week later. It was at that moment Mark realized he belonged on stage rather than the ice. Mark has co-authored a movie script called Penalty Box, based on his life in pro hockey. He is in the process of publishing his first book and has multiple television appears including NESN and Dirty Water TV. Mark was a finalist in the 2016 Boston Comedy Festival.