Mark Kendall

Mark Kendall is an award-winning comedian, filmmaker, and educator. Along with his production partner, Bill Worley, he is the co-founder of CoolCoolCool Productions (, where they use comedy to encourage civic engagement. Their videos were named “Best Reason to Laugh” by Atlanta Magazine in 2021. His Mark Kendall Comedy video channels have accumulated millions of views. His films have screened at the American Black Film Festival Comedy Festival. He is the co-host of iHeart Media’s, “Ridiculous News” a news and comedy podcast available wherever you get your podcasts. He has toured nationally with his one person show, “The Magic Negro and Other Blackness” (originally produced at Dad’s Garage Theatre and The Alliance Theatre). While studying film at Northwestern University, he completed the Comedy Central Chris Rock Summer School Program, where he pitched jokes at “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report.” Mark was named best Professional Funnyman by Creative Loafing in 2015 and was the Readers Pick for Best Comedian in Creative Loafing Atlanta in 2019. Follow him on Instagram @markkendallcomedy