Mario Tory

Sat, Jun 1, 2019

Mario Tory

with Diana Hong

Tennessee Born Native, Mario Tory began his comedy career in the famous Uptown Comedy Corner. After showcasing his skills and experiencing the stage, he knew he had found his niche. He began involving himself in every open mic night and comedy club he could grasp. Mario went on to blaze stages in the Atlanta area including Sunday Nite PhatComedy, Tuesday Comedy@ Kats Cafe & Wednesdays @ 255 Tapas. He also ventured into Christian comedy which landed him as host in the 3rd Annual Praise and Gospel Concert.

Mario is currently the Saturday night host at the Uptown Comedy Corner in Atlanta. He also hosts a weekly Thursday Night Phat Comedy Show!

Mario had a starring role in a Christian play entitled “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” starring Jacky Clark-Chisholm (Clark Sisters) and Reginald Ballard (Bruh-man from Martin). In addition to his thespian efforts, Mario has appeared in Rodney Perry’s “Off The Chain” on Bounce TV. He is currently editing his latest comedic effort “Beards and Button-Downs” with touring efforts soon to follow.

In 2010, he was the winner of the Kiss 104.1 Big Easy Comedy Competition in Atlanta in which he represented the City of Atlanta in New Orleans, LA. After winning the competition, he opened shows for Jay Lamont, Earth Quake, Gary Owens and DC Curry. He was also a finalist in the Steve Harvey Morning Show and Nephew Tommy “50 Comics Deep” Comedy Competition. He has hosted the Atlantic City Comedy Festival held in Atlantic City, NJ, with Mike Epps. He was a feature in the Royal Comedy Tour starring DL Hughley, Sommore and Bruce Bruce.

Diana Hong

Much like other Korean girls who grew up in the 90s, Diana Hong spent most of her life playing competitive golf. After a year of an unsuccessful professional career, she decided to pursue her dream of making people laugh. A Sacramento native, Diana was the only child to immigrant parents at a time when Asians did not have a choice but to be the “model minority”. Diana uses humor to navigate living between cultures. Using her affably stoic personality charms and entertains audiences by sharing personal and social observations with satirical undertones. With life experiences ranging from professional athletics to retail and with personal trials in between, Diana is sure to entertain audiences from all walks of life.

As an up and comer, Diana has quickly become a local favorite. She has opened for the likes of Tom Rhodes, Rachel Feinstein, Aida Rodriguez, and Ms. Pat. In California, she regularly performs at distinguished clubs such as Laughs Unlimited, Tommy T’s in Rancho Cordova, and the Sacramento and San Francisco Punch Lines.