The Mark Thomas Comedy Product was a hybrid show of comedy and serious politics, with Mark Thomas often using silly or surreal methods to gain interviews with politicians and corporations and to highlight issues.

The Mark Thomas Comedy Product - Netflix

Type: Variety

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1996-02-23

The Mark Thomas Comedy Product - Mark Wahlberg - Netflix

Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg (born June 5, 1971) is an American actor, producer, businessman, former model, rapper, and songwriter. He was known by his stage name Marky Mark in his early career as frontman for the group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, releasing the albums Music for the People and You Gotta Believe. From his early music career Wahlberg transitioned to acting, with his screen debut in Renaissance Man (1993) and his first starring role in Fear (1996). He received critical praise for his performance as porn actor Dirk Diggler in Boogie Nights. In the early 2000s, he ventured into big budget action oriented movies, such as Planet of the Apes (2001) and The Italian Job (2003). In 2005 he appeared in the neo-crime drama The Departed, for which he earned a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. For the biographical sports drama The Fighter (in which he in addition took the lead) Wahlberg achieved an Academy Award nomination as Producer for Best Picture. In the 2010s, he landed successful comedy roles with Ted and its sequel and became the protagonist in the Transformers franchise. Wahlberg has also served as executive producer of four HBO series: the comedy-drama Entourage (2004–2011), the period crime drama Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014), and the comedy-dramas How to Make It in America (2010–2011) and Ballers (2015–present). He is co-owner of the Wahlburgers chain and co-stars in the reality TV series about it. Wahlberg received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 29, 2010. He frequently portrays police officers, military personnel, or criminals in his films. He is also known for his collaborations with directors David O. Russell, Michael Bay, and Peter Berg.

The Mark Thomas Comedy Product - Personal life - Netflix

Wahlberg's father, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, died on February 14, 2008. In 2012, Wahlberg was quoted in a magazine interview regarding what would have happened if he had flown aboard American Airlines Flight 11 on September 11, 2001. He had been booked on Flight 11, but his plans changed the day before the scheduled flight and he cancelled his reservation. Wahlberg received public criticism for stating, “If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn't have went down like it did,” and “There would have been a lot of blood in that first-class cabin and then me saying, 'OK, we're going to land somewhere safely, don't worry'”. Wahlberg issued a public apology after family members of those killed on the flight expressed outrage about his statements. Wahlberg has an equity interest in the Barbados Tridents cricket team since 2013 after he was introduced to the game by his friend Ajmal Khan, the club's chairman and Caribbean Premier League architect. A committed Roman Catholic and weekly Mass attendee, Wahlberg openly supports same-sex marriage, despite the church's opposition. In September 2015, he apologized to Pope Francis about the crude jokes he made in the film Ted, and in October 2017, in a public interview conducted by Catholic Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago, stated that he has sought forgiveness from God for portraying a porn actor in Boogie Nights.

Wahlberg has been in a relationship with model Rhea Durham since 2001, and they were married on August 1, 2009, at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Beverly Hills. The couple have four children.

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