Born and raised on Chicago’s South Side, Marvin Phipps was born the youngest of nine children. Being raised by a single mother, Marvin has a unique perspective on childhood and his comedic material reflects the true story of his life. He found his niche for comedy being named the “funny kid” in school having the natural ability to make others laugh.
After visiting a local Chicago comedy club in 2007, he realized that he too had a story to tell that could make the world laugh. In an effort to perfect his craft, he has completed classes at Second City, a school that specializes in sketch comedy and improvisation. He has also completed classes at Acting Studio Chicago. Marvin has also diversified his talents in a pursuit comedic acting. He has attended various workshops to prepare him for acting, casting and commercials. He also attended Kim Hardin’s, Prominent Casting Director in the Industry, workshop that exposes Actors on tips to get them booked. Marvin has appeared on the Kelsey Grammar’s Television Drama Series, Boss.
In his career, he has worked with comedians Deon Cole, from the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, Corey Holcomb, George Willborn and a host of others. He has toured out of the country with Comedian/Actor Lil Rel and is featured on the Lil Rel and friends DVD; he was also the opening act for Tracy Morgan at The Chicago Theater. Marvin has performed at comedy clubs around the country, New York, Connecticut, Iowa to Tommie T’s in Oakland, to name a few. Currently as the House MC on “Open-Mic Wednesdays” at Chicago’s Jokes and Notes Comedy Club, Marvin is excited to allow new comics the opportunities that he was given to “Bless the Mic” and follow their passion. Comedy is truly a passion for Marvin.