How many folks, do you suppose, took their school's football team all the way to the state championship in the fall, and then produced and directed Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest to sell-out crowds in the spring?
We know of at least one.
Marty simultaneously served as the Head Football Coach and Lead Drama Director at a high school in South Carolina for eight years. Prior to that he was the first South Carolinian ever to be named a USA Today All-American Football Player,**1 and he went on to be a stand-out for the South Carolina Gamecocks.**2
Marty knows, THE CODE©, which he claims is the secret to "getting along" with black people.**3 It was this fact that caught the attention of B.E.T. (Evidently, BET knew THE CODE too!) In March of 2009, Marty was the only caucasian comic featured on the B.E.T. show, A Time to Laugh. While filming the show he was the only comic to dance with the host, Grammy Award Winning Star, Vickie Winans. After seeing Marty’s set, Vickie felt compelled to dance with Simpson. Some in attendance may have interpreted what she was doing as “teaching,” but those of us closer to the situation know better. In addition to appearing as a stand-up comic, Marty also appeared in several sketches.
Marty's act is filled with antics and adventures from his real life. Nothing is off limits. His wife, his kids, his dogs, his style of worship, his former college football playing days with the Gamecocks, and his awkward relationships with his African-American friends, all get discussed on stage.
Marty has performed in clubs across America from Atlanta's Uptown Comedy Corner, all the way to Los Angeles' famed Comedy Store. Marty's performance venues include clubs, churches, elderly facilities, children's birthday parties, talent shows, fund-raisers, and he has hosted rock concert events. No event is too large or too small for Marty's style of comedy.
Marty's clean, fun, up-lifting ability to recreate scenes is mixed with just the right amount of bitterness and self deprecation to be an overall hilarious experience for audiences of all ages, races, genders, and species.
**2. A Gamecock is a rooster that is known for its tenacity...seriously.
**3. To white people reading this bio, it is acceptable to use the term “black people” if while you are using the phrase you are not simultaneously speaking out of the mouth of a racist person.
(See here for information about Marty's football playing days.)