Gianmarco Soresi, Stand-Up Comedian: Healing Through Humor

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Gianmarco Soresi is a stand-up comedian and actor who just released his first comedy special Shelf Life on Amazon Prime, documenting the experience of writing and performing new material in the middle of a global pandemic.


I enjoy kind of dark, twisted humor. I focus on making this joke great, a great set, and more often than not people in pain will feel good watching it. . .I’m gonna make great comedy and if this is useful for people — that’s great. I think that’s where healing can happen — in that really dark place and sometimes I can figure out a way to make it funny. THAT’S the best part.

Produced by Jacklyn Thrapp and Lindsay-Elizabeth Hand, and directed by three-time Emmy Award-winning photojournalist Andy Buck, “Shelf Life” is unique in that it will also feature behind-the-scenes documentary-style footage that chronicles Gianmarco’s journey doing live comedy in the unpredictable and ever-changing world of Covid-19.

Gianmarco’s stand up has been featured on Netflix’s Bonding, PBS’ Stories from the Stage, SeeSo’s New York’s Funniest, Real Housewives of New York, NY1, New York LIVE, Vanity Fair, George Takei Presents and he was the winner of Amazon’s Comics Watching Comics Season 8. 1st Place at the Laughing Devil Comedy Festival, Devil’s Cup Comedy Festival, Empire State Comedy Festival, and Last Comix Standing at Mohegan Sun, he regularly headlines clubs, colleges and sordid basements around the country. As a storyteller, Gianmarco has also told tales on the RISK! podcast, The Moth (StorySLAM winner), Suitcase Stories, PBS’ Stories for the Stage, Story Collider and his autobiographical play, Less Than 50%, premiered at the New York City Fringe Festival before being accepted into the Fringe Encores Festival and then receiving a full Off-Broadway run at 59E59 produced by Tony-winner Michael Rubenstein and Robin Milling and directed by Jen Wineman.

As an actor, Gianmarco has professionally pretended in the movie Hustlers with Jennifer Lopez, TBS’s The Last OG with Tracy Morgan, Apple’s Little Voices, CBS’s Blue Bloods, ABC’s Deception and What Would You Do?, A&E’s Unforgettable, Lifetime’s I love You But I Lied, TruTV, Comedy Central, and he can be seen in the upcoming Billy Crystal/Tiffany Haddish movie Here Today. He was also the former spokesman for General Electric and Baby Bottle Pop and has done voice over work for GE, Coca-Cola, Audible, and so many podcasts you’ve never heard of.

Gianmarco is a member of the sketch team Uncle Function, which was recently granted a monthly show at the Upright Citizens Brigade that ran for three sold out performances before the entire theater shutdown forever. He’s also the creator of the sketch series Matza Pizza, which led to Funny or Die greenlighting one of his pitches as an FOD original.

His sketches, front-facing videos as Jeff Goldblum, tweets, and other writing has been featured in Esquire, The Atlantic, The AV Club, ABC News, The Huffington Post, The Daily Dot, Perez Hilton, Laughspin, Splitsider, Tubefilter, Metro NY (cover page), Fast Company and he’s written branded content for spoiledNYC, Hyperbolic Audio, Burrow, SHIFT, SpareRoom and South Eastern Washington Help. You can find him on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok @gianmarcosoresi or

Jacklyn Thrapp (Executive Producer) is an Emmy® award-winning journalist and entertainment producer based in NYC. TELEVISION: Former news producer for CW, FOX, ABC and CBS affiliates across the country. OFF-BROADWAY: Good Morning New York: A New Musical and Park For Your Problems AUDIO DRAMAS: Hanukkah Haunting (October 2020), Christmas Pitch (November 2020) and Christmas F@%T (December 2020).  AWARDS: Second Rounder in the Austin Film Festival’s “Fiction Podcast” competition.Twitter: @JacklynThrapp | Instagram: @JacklynThrapp | Website:  

Andy Buck (Director/Editor) is a three-time Emmy Award-winning photojournalist and video editor who currently works for CNN’s news and documentary team in New York City, covering events all over the world. He recently served as photographer, editor, and producer for the CNN documentary “Inside the ER: The Incredible Fight Against Coronavirus,” which is in consideration for a Peabody Award. He also worked on the HBO Max original documentary “On The Trail: Inside the 2020 Primaries.” Andy grew up in Denver, Colorado, and has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Lindsay-Elizabeth Hand (Producer) is the Owner and Founder of Edge In Motion Productions, a full-service production company specializing in one of a kind TV Pilots and viral internet content that can be seen on YouTube, Facebook, and TikTok. Lindsay was in consideration for the 2020 Emmy’s with her Amazon Prime digital series “Riding the D with Dr. Seeds.” In addition to producing, Lindsay is an award-winning screenwriter, formerly on the nominating committee for the SAG Awards, and mothers a human child. She is a passionate producer who has a hand in every aspect of production, from the development of the scripts to the logistics of filming and post-production. Lindsay’s work has caught the eye of several publications including HuffPo, Funny or Die, Broadway World, A.V. Club, Paste Magazine, Flavorwire, Laughspin, Theater Mania, Spoiled NYC, Downtown Magazine, IGN, Comedy Cake, The Front Row Center, Theater Geek, and Madame Figaro (France) to name a few.  

The trailer for my Amazon special 

The Amazon special

And then best way to find me is on twitter, instagram and TikTok @gianmarcosoresi