Mark BreslinThe founder of Yuk Yuk's, Mark Breslin has an impressive string of credits directing, producing, writing, and promoting comedy, television, theatre, and music in Canada and the U.S. Breslin produced THE LATE SHOW for Fox Network, was comedy producer for THE JOAN RIVERS SHOW, and executive producer of YUK YUK'S -- THE TV SHOW and FRIDAY NIGHT WITH RALPH BENMERGUI (on CBC). He has been producer or executive producer on numerous other comedy television specials.

In addition, he has been the Director of Theatre and Music at Harbourfront, hosted The Comedy Shoppe on OECA (now TVO), and has hosted his own two-hour radio talk shows on Q107 and CFRB.

In 1976, noting the plight of aspiring Toronto comedians who had almost no where to perform, Breslin decided to put his considerable entrepreneurial talents to work for the comic muse.

Yuk Yuk's began as a one-night-a-week experiment in a converted church basement. Today Yuk Yuk's International is the world's largest chain of comedy clubs. Some of comedy's brightest stars have launched their careers on the Yuk Yuk's stage, including Jim Carrey, Howie Mandel, Rick Moranis, Harland Williams, and Mike McDonald. Luminaries such as Robin Williams, David Letterman and Jay Leno have also performed there. Yuk Yuk's keeps over 1.5 million people laughing every year.

Breslin has written three screenplays and three books, including the best-selling SON OF A MEECH: THE BEST BRIAN MULRONEY JOKES and ZEN AND NOW. He is currently completing a guerrilla-autobiographical collection of stories, ENTITLED I'D RATHER HAVE FUN THAN BE HAPPY, and developing several television projects.

In 1998, Breslin became the co-founder of the Humber School of Comedy, and serves as its producer-in-residence.

Mark is currently the Program director for "Laugh Attack" on XM Satellite Radio.