Marty Simpson

Christian Comedian Marty Simpson



Christian Comedian Marty Simpson’s Bio

Christian Comedian Marty SimpsonMarty Simpson is a happy husband, father, and comedian. He loves his wife and kids. He tells them before every athletic contest, “Remember, no matter what happens in the game tonight, Daddy loves you, win or tie.”

Marty’s “love language” is sarcasm. Get the popular t-shirt at Marty Simpson’s website here.

He realizes that this one is not listed in Gary Smalley’s book, “The Five Love Languages” but is confident it will be added to updated versions soon.

Marty’s act is filled with actual events from his life. Everything he says is a true story based on something that either happened to him, his kids, or that he made up entirely. (Do we need to point out that this is sarcasm? Wow, even the parantheticals have sarcasm.)  Let’s talk about Marty!

Marty Simpson doesn’t look like an All-American Football Player, a sports radio talk show host, or a national touring comedian. Let’s be honest, he looks like Dr. Phil’s heavier brother. But believe it or not, Marty was the first South Carolinian to be named a USA Today All-American Football Player. (**1)

He also doesn’t look like he would have an amazingly beautiful wife which he’s been happily married to for over 20 years, but that’s true too! The rest of this bio may make it sound like Marty is a “super-macho” type whose comedy may only work for athletically minded folks, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Marty’s comedy is rooted in his life experiences which include antics with his wife, children and golden doodles, as well as well as the occasional sports story. (But keep in mind, when Marty played football, he wasn’t a real player, he was just the kicker!)

Let’s reminisce, shall we, about Marty’s glory days before he had kids and his hair fell out, which oddly enough, didn’t happen in that order. In 1992, Marty was the leading scorer for the Gamecocks (**2) while maintaining a punting average of close to 40 yards.

Click here to see video of Marty’s 61 yard field goal and his other amazing plays while at Spring Valley High School and the University of South Carolina.

So after garnering all kinds of school, state, and NCAA records {Actually no NCAA records, but it just flowed better to write it that way} as a kicker for his high school and the South Carolina Gamecocks, Marty went on to teach drama and coach football at the high school level. Yes, you heard that correctly. Marty took his Theater degree from South Carolina and used it to take a high school 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 that spring. Marty says, “Every fall, I just ‘acted’ like the football coach.”

But enough about theater, let’s talk some more football. Statistically speaking, Marty was actually a pretty good football coach. Prior to becoming the head coach at Ben Lippen, the high school team had never had a winning record. But while Marty was a head coach, they made the play-offs on four different occasions and produced a winning record each season but one. Marty claims his losing season was his best coaching. He feels like the team had enough talent to go 1 and 10 and he took them to a 3 and 8 season. The players’ parents of this team don’t agree with Marty about this being his best year coaching, but that’s because they can’t fathom the truth about how awful at football their kids were.

Just for kicks, you can see a video of Marty’s P.E. Trick Shots by clicking here. Or, if you’re tired of hearing about Marty, Marty, Marty… check out Samkon Gado: one of Marty’s former players. Or if you aren’t tired of hearing about Marty, you can check out a video of his coaching days here.

Marty garnered national recognition after becoming the winner of the 2012 Clean Comedy Challenge. Since that time, you may have seen Marty opening for Saturday Night Live’s Dennis Miller (if you were at that one show, that one night), Tim Hawkins, Pauly Shore, and Last Comic Standing Winners, Jon Reep and John Heffron.

Today, Marty does indeed have that rare form of comedy that makes both young and old, tall and short…. laugh (although he does still have a hard time with Clemson fans). You can see Marty’s comedic production skills at work on a series of successful online videos including the “Domination” series about his beloved South Carolina Gamecocks or various other videos at his youtube channel.

Marty is also a popular radio guest on Sports Talk radio in the South Carolina area. He has co-hosted the formerly popular “Corey Miller Show” on 560 The Team in Columbia, as well as made dozens of appearances on 107.5 The Game.

Marty is also a featured columnist for the network and a very respected football analyst. His weekly “Big-Play Breakdown” articles for the South Carolina Gamecocks were wildly popular with more than just Gamecock fans. Here are a few examples: Article #1 and/or Article #2.

Marty also writes the occasional hard core journalism piece for the same network. And no matter what the Clemson message boards say about what a terrible journalist he is, or how little research he must do for his articles, these articles are rooted in 100% stone cold researched facts. They are in no way, shape or form intended to be satirical in anyway. Two of these articles are linked here: Non-Satire Article #1 and/or Non-Satire Article #2.

Marty stays busy at live standup shows throughout North America and has performed in venues from the Durham Performing Arts Center which held three thousand the night Marty performed there, to Atlanta’s Uptown Comedy Corner, all the way to Los Angeles’ Flappers Comedy Club. Marty’s performance venues include clubs, churches, fund-raisers, festivals, corporate functions, and the occasional rock’n roll tour. Marty’s updates on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube keep his fans and two or three of his friends laughing everyday. Follow him on twitter @MartySimpson.

**1. 1990 U.S.A. Today All-American – Marty wasn’t a real football player, he was just the kicker. But he was voted the best in the country in 1990 after setting the South Carolina state record with a 61 yard field goal and kicking the walk off winning field goal to win the Class AAAA Division 1 State Championship by a score of 3 to 0. See video of Marty’s playing days.

**2. A Gamecock is a rooster that is known for its tenacity…seriously.



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We recently hired Marty to entertain a few hundred kids for us at our church camp, Salkahatchie. His stuff was hilarious!! These kids were laughing nonstop for an hour and a half. His goofy style of clean comedy is refreshing and our camp kids said it was the best entertainment we’ve ever had for them!!

John Covert
Owner Covert Homes
Director of 2010 (Bythewood, SC) Salkahatchie

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  1. Marty at Last Day Healing for the celebration. Shown here with the Church leaders and his wife, Ashley.

    God bless you Marty. On behalf of Pastor and Bishop Haynes and the Last Day Family, we would like to say that we thank you and Ashley for coming out and helping us make this event so special and memorable for our Women of God. We pray God’s speed and blessing upon you and your family. Thank you again. We can’t wait for more fellowship. Send Ashley and the kids our love.

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