Mario Hodge was born & raised in Oakland, CA. He is the youngest of 4 siblings and he was inspired to be a comedian as a child by watching sitcoms like Sanford & Son, The Richard Pryor show, The Carol Burnett Show, and the Three Stooges, with his older sib lings. It wasn't until he watched In Living Color that he knew he wanted to be on TV and perform on stages in front of live audiences to make people laugh. Mario Hodge stepped on the stage in 2012 and has never looked back. He quickly rose fast in the co medy industry over a short period of time due to his creative writing and very animated style of comedy. In 2016, he had the #1 selling, 1hour comedy special in California called "I Can't with You" which he wrote and coproduced. He is multitalented and comedic styl e often h is is compared to the likes of Jamie Foxx, which is his favorite comedian of all time. However, Mario has his own brand of comedy that makes him a crowd favorite wherever he performs at. He has worked with the late great Charlie Murp hy, Tony Roberts, Mark Curry, Luenell, Sinbad, Mo'nique, Adele Givens, Tommy Davidson, and he tours all over with Faizon Love. H ie has also become a fan favorite on social media platforms for going viral several times with his character "Fleek'isha" and wi th his hilarious creative parodies of R&B singers. One of his most recent accomplishments he worked hand and hand with Kevin Hart in 2018, being chosen to feature on Kevin Hart’s new show called "Hart of the City, that appears on Comedy Central in 2019. Comedian Mario Hodge is a sure must see when he comes to your town. His creative mind and his hilarious animated style will have you crying with laughter and wanting more.