A Sacramento comedian’s decade-long journey leads to a debut special on Amazon Prime

Sacramento native Mars Parker sits on stage at the Guild Theatre in Oak Park on Tuesday. After a long journey, Parker will debut his comedy special on Amazon Prime, premiering Thursday at midnight. Hector Amezcua [email protected]

The special was picked up by Amazon.

“It’s something to celebrate, it’s a milestone,” said Parker.

Parker said the production was scheduled to be streamed on Saturday at Tiger Restaurant and Lounge, at 722 K St.

Representing his hometown, Parker credits Sacramento and will continue to look for more opportunities to produce comedy specials and bring a comedy festival to Sacramento.

This story was originally published September 21, 2022 11:08 AM.

Marcus D. Smith covers Black communities for The Sacramento Bee. Marcus is an alumnus of Texas Southern University in Houston. Marcus was raised in Sacramento and is excited to be back home following his passion in journalism.
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