Todd Charles

toddcharles.net

Jokin' around before going on stage

"WAHOO! Baby!!!" at Resorts Casino,  Atlantic City, NJ

After many years working the 

comedy club circuit,
 Merv Griffin saw my performance on TNN's "The Statler Brothers Show", and brought me to his "Resorts" in Atlantic City for a year as the comedy act in his show “Wahoo! Baby!!!"...
That was such a great experience!

Over the years I’ve appeared with a 
virtual who’s who of music & comedy, 
performing in wonderful venues 
throughout the country.

Swapping Musical Bicycle ideas
with 
Frank Zappa, on the set of
"Comedy Tonight"

After graduating the University of South Florida, earning a BFA in music, I began to street perform back home and acting in Off Broadway Theater. Not too long after I landed a job warming up audiences for a TV show "Comedy Tonight" as well as opening up for top headliners. 

I went through my "circus phase", and in my teens was offered an
opportunity to perform with the
Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus,
the World's Largest Tent Circus.
It was an incredible experience,
and it was SO MUCH FUN!!!


Already a pro at 13 years old!




Born in New York City, I was bitten by the "magic bug" at a very young age.   Performing magic was really fun, and an excuse to get in front of people and entertain.  It started with performing for my family, then little shows on my street for neighbors, and then all over the neighborhood.  I used to joke that I was the "house magician" at the local Burger King, as I was frequently performing birthday party shows there.  I was fortunate to have a supportive family, and my parents were always driving me to the shows! 
Then, I saw Steve Martin perform on TV for the first time.

I wanted to be just like him, so I saved up enough to  purchase my first banjo!


Bio/Resume

I perform around the globe on cruise ships, in casinos (Las Vegas, Reno, Atlantic City, Bahamas), corporate events, colleges/universities, conventions, resorts, fairs/festivals, and even 
amusement parks.  Other appearances

include long running shows in Pidgeon Forge, Tn, as well as Branson, Mo.


"Ooo La La!"

Living in New York City certainly had it's advantages, as I soon found myself performing for all types of famous people such as 
Andy Warhol, John Lennon, and Mick Jagger.  

Before I knew it there were opportunities to perform for Rock and Roll stars such as Deep Purple, and Van Halen.  A highlight was appearing in 

 Rolling Stone Magazine with Phil Collins!

Pre-Show goofin' with
"The Temptations"

Backstage, jammin' with 
Kevin Bacon

With George Burns
at Fox TV Studios

With Andy Warhol at The Electric Circus in NYC


Under the Big Top

The early days at
​"The Bitter ​End",
Greenwich Village, NYC

Busch Garden's "Summer Nights",
180 shows in 7 weeks!
Tampa Bay, Florida

Not too long ago I appeared in Saint Petersburg, Russia, where I performed in
"The Bolshoi Circus of Saint Petersburg",
Russia's Oldest Circus! 


Now THAT was a crazy fun experience!!!

With Ed McMahon at the
MGM Grand, Las Vegas

Since then I’ve been “discovered” by 
Ed McMahon, which included an appearance with him in Las Vegas, on his NBC TV 
show "Next Big Star", a spot on the  American Comedy
Awards, and several 
appearances on the Jerry Lewis Telethon.

I’m writing, producing, & creating new material everyday.  The show keeps evolving, it’s truly a work in progress. My new show, "The Moogician", as well as my community outreach "humor therapy" service, have broadened my skills in ways I never expected. Even though I’ve been doing this for a while, I feel like I’m just getting started! 

Thanks for visiting the site, and,

HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!
~Todd

TV shows I have performed on include; "The Statler Brothers Show" (TNN), "Ed McMahon's Next Big Star" (NBC), “America’s Funniest People”(ABC), “Comedy Tonight”(Fox), “30 Seconds to Fame” (Fox), "America's Got Talent" (NBC), as well as appearances on MTV, VH-1, CNBC, HBO, and Showtime.

Turns out I have a bit of an international appeal,
and have headlined at "The Singapore International Comedy Festival", made several appearances in Paris on the French TV Show, “Le Plus Grand Cabaret Du Monde”, as well as extensive touring throughout
New Zealand and Australia, as part of the "World Festival of Magic". 
I've also toured coast to coast throughout Canada, as well
as long-term engagements
 in Acapulco, Mexico, and the Bahamas.