Big Rich from Jersey

Rich McDonald, also known by his stage name of Big Rich From Jersey, has one goal. To make every single person in the audience “laugh their face entirely off.” Big Rich has come a long way in just a few short years in the comedy game. He performs nightly following his passions of stand-up, improv comedy and acting.

As a stand-up comedian, Big Rich can be seen performing on stage at venues throughout NYC, New Jersey and all along the east coast. Known for his effective hosting and personable crowd work skills, Big Rich has opened for national headliner acts such as Michael Winslow, Jim Florentine, Dustin Diamond, Mick Foley, and Natty Bumpercar. His act has been described as adult-themed yet clean. Rich attempts to shock the crowd with humor and comedic timing rather than vulgarity. His favorite subjects include surviving kids’ birthday parties as the only single adult, the follies of dating after divorce, and his drunken conversations with his roommate, aka Mackey his dog.

Rich is also proud of his acting resume, which include the highlights of appearing on Live With Regis and Kelly, Dear Genevieve on HGTV and in the film Eternal Damn Nation, which screened at Cannes Film Festival.

Acting Resume

Actor/ComedianHeight: 6’0”
973-868-4272Weight: 235 Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel

Eternal Damn Nation- 2013Officer McGowen Draftstar Entertainment
Trakked- 2014 Bruce SimonsSunset Media

Live With Regis and Kelly The Yeti SnowmanABC Television
Dear GenevieveMyselfHGTV Productions

Insert Joe Here 2012-2013Various charactersDK Productions

Acting Program (1 year)NJ School of Dramatic ArtsBob Sapoff, Beth Baur
Improv (Intro & Advanced)NJ School of Dramatic ArtsBob Sapoff
Sitcom Acting BootCamp 1 & 2Broadway Comedy ClubRichard Kline
Stand-Up ComedyManhattan School of ComedyCory Kahaney
Improv ClassesMagnet TheatreArmando Diaz
Physical Comedy/ Clowning NJ School of Dramatic ArtsRyan Shams

Dumb Kids in the Back Founder/ Performer/DirectorProfessional Improv Troupe
Nutty By NaturePerformerProfessional Improv Troupe
Radio Comedy CastingVarious speaking partsNYC radio stations

Lost in Yonkers (Neil Simon) BellaBob Sapoff/ NJSDA
The Odd Couple (Neil Simon) Oscar (lead)Gary Lynch/ NJSDA

Improvisation, Various martial arts and self-defense disciplines, law enforcement experience, Baseball, Football, Snow skiing, Bartending, Have valid driver’s license and passport.