The Spotlight on ... Mark Restuccia

Thursday, March 10 2011

He's an Amused Moose and Laughing Horse finalist, he has innumerable doppelgangers and he definitely co-wrote the 90's hit Whoomp There It Is – that's right, it's DJ Roc Raider! Sorry no, it's Mark Restuccia!

Mark performs his debut Edinburgh show Kiss Yourself in Islington this weekend.

Mark Restuccia

Where in London do you live?:
MR: Hey guys! Bit forward, but Chiswick if you're asking. So if any fans (Stoochlings) out there are thinking of stalking me, just go ahead and do it. I could do with it at the moment to be honest. Not the stabby ones though.

How long have you been gigging for?:
MR: Since the year dot. If indeed the year dot is 2007. So, 2007. That's probably the answer you wanted, yes?

What do we need to know about you?:
MR: My PIN number and mother's maiden name knowing you, you crazy lot! No seriously. I wear glasses. Really rubbish ones. Well I used to anyway. I can see fine now.

What do we not need to know about you, but you're going to tell us anyway?:
MR: Can you repeat the question?

What do we not need to know about you, but you're going to tell us anyway?:
MR: Oh. Well I won the Technics DMC World Mixing Championships in 1991 under the pseudonym DJ Roc Raider. I also co-wrote 90's Tag Team hit 'Whoomp, There It Is' with my cousin Paul Fletcher. I also co-own a west London minicab firm called Tanner Cars. I'm also pretty good at telling slightly feasable lies.

Who makes you laugh?:
MR: Too many people to list, and the ones i leave out will only get offended, and probably cause a bar brawl in a John Snow pub somewhere in central London. Pathetic. So i guess for now i'll just say the guys who book for the Comedy Café and Comedy Store bloody well crack me up.

What are your favourite London venues?:
MR: Comedy Café. which is a shame, because I never get booked there. Comedy Store, ditto.

What are you/should you be famous for?:
MR: Probably being a comedian I'd say. (That's an answer for the 'should be' part of that question, before all the blooming emails start flooding in.)

Who is your celebrity doppelganger?:
MR: Oh, well I'd visit the Facebook page 'People who look like Mark Restuccia' for the answer(s) to that. Go chew on that juicy bone.

Can you dance?:
MR: That's a big fat greek gypsy negative I'm afraid. And no, that doesn't mean i'm crap in bed. There are plenty of other reasons for that.

Whose sex face would you least like to see?
MR: The Mighty Sarlacc from Return of the Jedi.

Audiences love it when I ... fail.

Audiences hate it when I ... ... am not on the bill. They HATE it.

And here is Mark in action ....


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