Mark Viera, Comedian Born and raised in The Bronx, New York, Mark Viera became fascinated with comedy early on. Mark and his older brother would pass the time watching the popular TV shows of the 70's and 80's. It didn't take long before he began to emulate the characters he came to love. Mark’s one-hour Showtime special titled "Tales of a Nuyorican" paid homage to his upbringing and hilarious life experiences and became an instant classic. With its success and a sold-out tour with singer Marc Anthony, he firmly established himself. Mark made his network television debut on NBC's Emmy award-winning show "30Rock," an opportunity that piqued the interest of the industry's executives. The comic and businessman recently sold a sitcom based on his compelling life to Warner Bros. and FOX. The project, which was executively produced by comedy legend George Lopez, is currently being re-developed. His community give-back includes stand up for the Make A Wish Foundation.