(Maury Jasper, Desilu Playhouse Host / Laboratory Tester, Understudy to Mr. Remington/Understudy for Chevy Dancer) is delighted to be working, yet again, with longtime collaborator and friend Rick Sparks, having started many years ago with dual roles in Rick’s wildly entertaining Highballs, Ahoy!  He worked with Rick in the multi-award-winning staging of They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? appearing as the scheming “Socks” Donald and then as the ever-optimistic title character in A Charlie Brown Commercial Christmas (again directed by Rick).  Other Sparks productions include the world premiere of Clutter, where Mark played nine characters. He charmed as Mother, the one-eyed, heroin-pushing prison matron in Angry Young Teenage Girl Gang, the Musical (which was selected for the New York Fringe Festival).  Mark appeared as the well-spoken Eros the Alien in Plan 9 from Outer Space the Musical and was the loquacious Ghost of Polonius in Fortinbras.  Mark is tickled beyond reason to be recreating the role of Maury Jasper/Host, in the national touring company of I Love Lucy® Live On Stage – the role he originated in the Los Angeles production.