Marc ‘Skippy’ Price Returns Home for Charity Comedy Show in Rome
If you grew up in the 80s you know Marc Price. He played 'Skippy,' the nerdy neighbor on Family Ties. But the Hollywood star actually calls New York home and he's coming back for a charity comedy show.
Price grew up in the Catskill Mountains, where comedy was king. "In the 70s and 80s they had these resorts where the shows were a big deal. For some period of time it was comedy in America was the Catskills." He moved to L.A. in his teens and says it's quite different. "In New York in the fall the leaves turn brown and fall out of the trees. In L.A. the air turns brown and the birds fall out of the trees."
When Family Ties ended Price worked a lot behind the scenes. "I produced for E!, Game Show Network, PBS, Showtime and even the Animal Planet. I took some time where I wasn't on the road as much but now I'm at it, 40 cities this year."
All Price's comedy skills come from his late father who was a big star in the 1940s. "You have to understand that in that generation the kid always got in the business," says Price. "The kid hung out backstage, learned the act and before long you're in the act. My parent's use to bring me out at the end of the act when I was a baby. I was a cheap device for applause."
The show Friday, October 27th at the Rome Capitol Theater is a charity show for Rome Catholic Schools. "That's one of the great things about comedy, I don't know any comedian that say no when they're asked to do a benefit."
The benefit show and Price's other dates are being dedicated to two comedians close to Price's heart that we've lost. "The first is Ralphie May. I got a chance to work with Ralphie before he moved to Hollywood and we became friends. There's another one from upstate New York, who we lost was Kevin Meaney. So this tour I'm dedicating to those two guys."
"Last time I was there I actually went rafting on the Hudson River in the Adirondacks. We'll see what happens this time. We're going to go adventuring."
Get tickets to see the Awkward Adult Years tour with Price and Mike Bova by calling the Rome Capitol Theater at 315-337-6453, at romecapitol.com or win a pair by signing up below.