About the Author


Mark Schiff

Mark has been a stand up comedian for over 30 years and has appeared many times on both The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with David Letterman and has headlined in all the major casinos and clubs across the country. He has currently been writing and occasionally opening for his good friend Jerry Seinfeld who is purported to have said, "Mark Schiff is one of the funniest, the brightest, the best stage comics I have ever seen." Mark can be contacted or booked via his website at www.markschiff.com


Jews and Weight Loss

A comedian’s take on his ongoing battle to lose weight and keep it off.

Losing My 50 Pounds

I’ve been blessed to have kept off 50 pounds for about eight years. It is the single hardest thing I’ve ever done.

What’s Cool about Shul

When someone tells you religion does more harm than good, take him to shul.

Craving Community

I’ve gone from having no community, to being in the standup comedy community, to being a member of the LA Jewish community. I’m a lucky man.

Typical Jewish Mother

It took me until my 50s before I finally realized how much my parents really cared for me, and how much they really loved me.

Nap Time

Whether at a Broadway show, a Yankee World Series game or in shul, I just can’t help it. My name is Mark, and I’m a napaholic.

Jews, Non-Jews and Weight Loss

Losing 50 pounds was exciting. Keeping it off is murder.

Captain Huxley’s Gift

How a Christmas gift changed a young Jewish boy’s life forever.

Two Jews Walk Out of Israel

Mark Schiff on performing with Jerry Seinfeld in Israel.

Jerry Seinfeld and I in Israel

In December, Jerry Seinfeld and I are doing stand-up comedy in Israel. Not even terrorism can stop the laughter.

Judd Apatow: Knocking It Out of the Park

An exclusive Jewlarious interview with Hollywood's hottest director.

Why Are Jews Funny?

An insider's look at the world of Jewish comedy.

Mark Schiff Live 2

Mark is going grocery shopping, at 3 in the morning.

Mark Schiff Live! (Video)

There's nothing like a mother's love. In Mark Schiff's case, it is tough love.

On The Road

Being a comedian is a great profession. When done right, there are few things in life that can match stand-up comedy. But then I got married and everything changed.

Traveling with My Father

Mark Schiff's parents loved his act. In his father's final days, it brought them all closer together.

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