Marvin Hunter was born and reared in Vicksburg, MS, a city known as “The Red Carpet City of the South”, where Southern Hospitality is still alive and well. As an extremely curious and observant child who was an early opponent of political correctness his young opinions were given freely to adults (and almost anyone else who would listen), but were mostly returned to him just as freely at the end of a belt or switch! Butt whippings may have silenced him temporarily but they only reinforced his crusade to investigate and uncover hidden foolishness regardless of where it existed. He soon became widely known for exposing any and all forms of absurdities related to or involving family, friends, and all other facets of life.
By his teen years, Marvin had adopted his lifelong motto: “Don’t Knock Foolishness…It’s Nourishment for Funny!” and although not the class clown while growing up, he instead found himself being the catalyst of hilarious classroom debates and disruptions by asserting his unapologetically provocative points of view…much to the chagrin of most instructors. His antics always gave him a sense of accomplishment, purpose and even a secret amusement because he always believed that others may think it, but he is willing to actually SAY IT!
Having traveled both internationally and throughout the United States, sharing the stage with the countless veteran comedians such as Rickey Smiley, Mike Epps, Nephew Tommy, Rodney Perry, Michael Blackston, Corey Holcomb, Aries Spears and Damon Williams to name a few, Marvin’s brilliant comedic aptitudes has earned him numerous awards. Among them are 2003 1st place winner of the All-Star Hawaii Comedy Competition in Honolulu, HI; 2008 1st place winner of the Charleston Comedy Festival Stand Up Competition in Charleston, SC; and 2010 Top 5 Finalist in the Nephew Tommy’s 50 Comics Deep Competition in Columbia, SC.
Marvin Hunter is indeed “The Only One doing it today” and is a bona fide must see!
Featured Comedian, “Off The Chain”, Bounce TV, 2013
Host, “Str8 Talk with Marvin H”, Weekly Comedic Segment The Discover Today Morning Show, www.fly925.com, AllnationsTV.com, 2013
Featured Comedian, Steve Harvey Morning Show, Nephew Tommy segment, 2011
Weekly Guest Comedian/Panelist Shop Talk Television Show, Charleston, SC, Comcast Cable, 2008-2012