Mark Poolos was born and raised in Edina, Minnesota. To start his career he co-starred in two independent films "Attack of the Killer Snow Cone Zombies" and "Joanie Loves Furbies". He did more films, some commercials and some theater but it wasn't enough, so he began his stand-up comedy career. Mark stands 6'7" weighs  in at 350 technically a giant however he is very weak and a wimp. In his routines he weaves story of his life as a bumbling jolly giant in his fast engaging story telling style. 
Mark has performed all over America and Canada. He is the ultimate chameleon performing at clubs, colleges, hundreds of corporate shows and even doing an all ages shows touring with Tru TVs Michael Carbonaro. He has been compared to the likes of Jim Gaffigan and Louie Anderson.