Originally from Benton Harbor, Michigan, where a devastated local economy was in style way before everybody else in America thought it was cool, Tampa’s Clark Brooks has been doing stand-up comedy since January of 2015. Coming to the scene after establishing himself as a writer with numerous published pieces, including the book “A Ridiculously Inconsistent Treasury”, a best-of collection from his successful blog, “A Ridiculously Inconsistent Trickle of Consciousness”, his coverage of the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning at RawCharge.com and as a contributing member of "The Unbelievables", Clark decided that being just a writer wasn’t nearly self-indulgently neurotic for him so he started doing stand-up. Clark’s humor comes from being alternately entertained and annoyed by the antics of his fellow human beings and our insistence on being our own worst enemies.
Clark has worked with national touring comedians like Tony Gaud, Lou Angelwolf, JB Ball, Alonzo Bodden, Forrest Shaw, Steven Lolli, Gary Valentine, Dale Jones, Andy Woodhull, Carl LaBove, Josh Blue, Tommy Blaze, Dom Irrera and Nick Griffin. He has appeared on the main stages at Side Splitters and the Tampa Improv.
His influences include Richard Pryor, Maria Bamford, Brian Regan, David Letterman, Chris Elliott, David Sedaris, Bugs Bunny, Chevy Chase, Doug Kenney and he is a regular cast member of the Spike On The Mic Show.
"Having worked with Clark on a variety of marketing and promotional programs I have recognized that Clark will produce the highest quality work regardless of the situation. Clark has a unique ability to combine humor and creativity in his work. In facing many challenges in marketing and promotion, Clark’s ideas seem to work at reaching many varied demographics." - Mike LaPan, CFE, Director, The Lakeland Center
"Clark is a fantastic collaborator and talented actor. I feel privileged to have worked with him on several of my performance projects!" - Ellen Mueller, Artist & Director
"Brooks' content and style put him easily in a class with great story tellers like David Sedaris and Jean Shepherd. The book's only shortcoming is that it's over too soon, and there isn't a whole stack of Clark Brooks books waiting for me to read. I hope he publishes some more, and soon." - PW Fenton (regarding the book “A Ridiculously Inconsistent Treasury”)