Carmen Ciricillo is a stand-up comedian hailing from Cleveland, Ohio. He began his comedy career at the Cleveland Comedy Club before moving to Los Angeles where he became a regular at the Santa Monica Improv. It was there that he met co-owner Mark Lonow, who helped to shape and transform Carmen's comedic style. This led to the creation of "The Construction Comic," a character based on Carmen's experiences working in the construction industry. This persona ultimately led to a successful three-year stint on one of the first home improvement shows on the Discovery Channel.
Carmen's comedic talents didn't stop there. He has also appeared on "Hold Everything," a nationally syndicated network prank show, MTV's "Ridiculousness," the Travel Channel, and in humorous commercials for KIA, Google, and Holigan Homes. Sirius/XM radio picked up two of Carmen's comedy specials and has been airing them since 2009. He has also performed at major comedy clubs across the country, such as The Improv, The Punchline, SideSplitters, The Comic Strip, and Catch a Rising Star, among many others. Carmen has also performed for major corporations such as Home Depot, KIA, DuPont, and Pulte Homes. Volvo even hired him to headline their "The Hard Hat Comedy" tour, which raised money for different charities while entertaining clients in Florida, Georgia, and New Jersey.
This year, Carmen's Dry Bar Comedy Special filmed in Provo, Utah was released and in 2023 Open Bar Comedy filmed his new special at McCurdy’s Comedy Club in Sarasota which will be released. Carmen has amassed over 350,000 social media followers across all platforms with his stand-up bits and character sketches. His stand-up is a mixture of his blue-collar upbringing and observational style, often focusing on the absurdity of everyday situations and the quirks of human behavior.