Diaz Mackie, a professional comedy host and traditional raw, observational-style stand-up comedian, looks like he’s just hitting a new career stride after celebrating his 34th birthday on January 30th 2012. A Detroit, Michigan transplant, Mackie has spent seven years as a resident of Las Vegas, almost six of them as a comedian. He’s a local favorite, and you probably know him by his weekly, raunchy stand-up appearances at “Comics Under the Influence” at Black Door Bar and Grill, and the Bikini Bar). Other projects he’s done include “Smooth Vegas Nights,” “Who’s Got Jokes?” (Season Five, TV), and he is currently at two prominent clubs on the strip: L.A. Comedy Club (Planet Hollywood), where he performs frequently, and King’s Comedy Club (Rio) where you’ll find him twice weekly.
Introducing heavyweight comedians from Comedy Central, HBO, and Showtime is what he does several times a week, entering his second year as a nationally touring comedian. He’ll be staying busy with new and return visits to Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Oregon, Pennsylvania, New York, Texas, Washington state, and Wisconsin in 2012.
When asked what comedians top his list, Mackie stated “Some of my favorites include Dave Chappel, Eddie Murphy, Bill Cosby, Ron White, Lewis Black, Robin Williams, Louis C.K., Shang Forbes, Tom Rhodes, Peter Berman, and Daryl Wright.”
In his humor, Mackie includes self-deprecating jokes about his lisp, stating that it is “a ‘handicap’ after all”. He combines hilarious racial, sexual, topical, news, and political jokes, and isn’t afraid to perform clean or raunchy, dirty material.
Mackie’s first CD “#ThatSh*tCrazy!” is available now at any of his show appearances and reportedly at DiazMackie.com, coming in the near future. The new CD includes jokes about some of the bad decisions he’s made and how changes in technology are affecting society.
Diaz Mackie “#ThatSh*tCrazy!” (CD) out Feb. 2012, $10, DiazMackie.com King’s Comedy Club (Rio) 7-8pm Friday and Saturday