Carmen Ciricillo tours nationally as The Construction Comic ® a humorous routine he created about life as a contractor. "My act plays well for everyone" says the comedian. In fact, XM and Sirius Satellite Radio has been airing Carmen’s Construction Comedy CD to their audiences of over 10 million subscribers.
One of Carmen's favorite shows was performing with Richard Lewis at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts for the Gilda Radner charity, Gilda’s Club. "Awesome show for over 2500 people for a great cause! I love the big gigs, theaters, casinos with thousands of people - always fun and exciting! And very cool to work with one of my favorite comedians!"
Carmen's career began at The Cleveland Comedy Club - now gone but never forgotten. He won his first comedy competition and started to receive bookings at clubs nationally. Early in his career, Carmen had the opportunity to stay at the home of Bob Hope’s business manager Mark Anthony, a friend of the family. Carmen quickly caught Hollywood fever and moved to L.A., where almost immediately he was cast on the television game show "Hold Everything" with Pat Bullard. He also became a regular at the Santa Monica Improv. After being encouraged by Mark Lonow, one of the clubs’ owners, Carmen wrote a unique routine on his family’s construction business which propelled his career to a new level.
Carmen was asked to perform for the Northern Illinois Home Builder’s Association. That’s when the word spread about The Construction Comic®. Since that day Carmen has performed for thousands of construction groups including:
- The National Association of Home Builders (NHBA)
- National Underground Utility Contractors (NUCA)
- Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
- Associated General Contractors (AGC)
- The American Subcontractors Association (ASA)
- The Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors (PHCC)
- The Painting and Decorating Contractors Association (PDCA)
- Volvo Hard Hat Comedy Tour
- Thousands of major construction corporations including DuPont, LeChase, Home Depot, Hammes, March Westin, Wilsonart and many more
Carmen also portrayed the humorous tool man on The Discovery Channel’s "Your New House" television show where he was a regular. Carmen wrote and performed almost 60 segments which aired daily. He went on to travel with NASCAR for The Michael Holigan Racing Team and Hendricks Motor Sports doing driver interviews and entertaining at the hospitality events.
Bill Grundfest, a writer and producer on the NBC sitcom “Mad About You”, wrote a pilot for a sitcom based on Carmen’s Construction Comedy routine. Carmen went out to L.A. and shot the pilot! Not too many comics get that chance!
Life looks phenomenal for The Construction Comic®! His family is wonderful – three awesome kids, Shannon, Stephanie and Domenic and his beautiful wife Kelly who has been with him and encouraging his career since their first date. They even spent their honeymoon at the Laugh Factory!