Our first guest on the Black Tie Lunchbox Radio program is Marcellino Moose Hill. Find out more about him in this article based on the Nutmeg Chatter profile.
It wasn’t the easy road Marcellino Hill traveled upon as a child growing up in New Britain, Connecticut. At a young age Marcellino had a speech impediment and he could not pronounce his own name. His Grandmother would say to him, “You better start laughin’ ‘cause they’re already laughin.” Naturally funny, his comedy became his best defense and after years of class and therapy, the speech was rectified and only his comedic timing remained.
Many years passed but he was always the guy his friends would always say “you should really go on stage” and so one day he got his chance at Billy Jack’s Café at the Foxmill Run Mall. He was an audience member but had tables laughing before the show. Challenged twice by a comedian once the comedian went on stage, Marcellino finally returned fire in good humor and was invited to go on stage. Marcellino did his first 12 minutes of the bat and was hooked.
In 2011 the professional comedy career officially began with a contest at the Funny Bone. Marcellino entered and although he didn’t win the contest, an audience member loved his work and invited him to participate in his comedy event she was hosting. From then on, the shows kept coming, one opportunity after the next, one show at a time as he honed his skill, measuring what would entertain the particular audience the most and giving them the laughs they came for.
Marcellino “Moose” Hill has performed in New York (Broadway comedy club, Greenwich Village), in New Hampshire, Vermont, in Massachusetts and regularly in Connecticut.
When Marcellino has a comedy show the theme is always “LAUGH WITH US” and it’s based off of his grandmothers’ recommendation he received so many years before, to make laughter a community event. Laughter can bring everyone together as it has for Marcellino “Moose” Hill in New Britain, Connecticut.