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Guest Mark Breslin
If you're a fan of comedy, chances are you've been to a Yuk Yuk's.  It's an institution in this country, and the man behind it is Mark Breslin.

Born and raised in Toronto, comedy has always been his calling.  Back in 1976, Mark noticed the lack of performance space for stand up comics in Toronto.  So, he opened a one-night-a-week comedy club in the basement of a community centre.  His concept was a hit, and just like that, 'Yuk Yuk's' was born.  

Over the years, the chain has expanded across the country and given a platform to scores of stand up comics - many of whom have gone on to stardom.  Guys like Jim Carey, Howie Mandel, and Rick Moranis to name a few.  Mark's also branched out to television, producing shows like 'Late Night with Joan Rivers' and 'Friday Night with Ralph Benmergui.'

Currently, Mark is a consultant on the hit show 'Kenny vs. Spenny.'  He's also the program director of 'Laugh Attack' on XM Radio, and he's just written and narrated a new audio book.  It's called 'Yuk Yuk's Guide to Canadian Stand-Up.'
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