WHO WAS THE MAN that had Liza Minelli, Denise Rich and other celebrities rolling with non-stop laughter at Liza’s Pre-Wedding Party? Merlin Iman!
Merlin—yes, that’s his real name—has worked his comedic magic for seven years at major venues in New York City including:
- Jeff Beacher Comedy Mad House
- Triad Theatre
- Don’t Tell Mama’s
- WBLS Comedy Jam
- Stand Up NY
- and host of Manhattan Portage Fundraiser
He has also internationally performed in Sydney, Australia at Fox Studios Comedy Store .
Growing up as the only boy with six sisters forced Merlin to “make ‘em laugh.” Since he was not cool in Middle school and somewhat of an outcast, laughter was his only way to fit in. Sneaking backstage at hip hop concerts and catching rap artist on the streets of New York for candid, spontaneous interviews, Merlin created an on camera career as the host of “Eye’s On Hip Hop” which went straight to video and was sold nation wide. His street skills in getting other people on camera catapulted him in front of the camera. He has appeared on the hit reality show “Blind Date” and the film “Random Hearts.”
Being funny is not his only asset. His rugged good looks have drawn attention to the modeling world as well. He won the Maxim Model Search competition in 2003 and was Jive Magazine’s 1997 Model Of The Year. No subject is sacred with this American Comedy Institute graduate. Whether it is terrorism, racism, or sexism, Merlin can make it funny! Let Merlin work his magic on you and be put under a funny spell throughout his performance.