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.