Pastor Mario Martin


 Host of ion TV's TheeMARiO Show, was born Mario L. Martin,  raised in the metropolitan area of Louisville, Kentucky. Mario says his strict upbringing and close family ties make him the proud father, hard worker, and visionary he is today.  As the founder of TheeMARiO Entertainment Group, LLC., the brand that has labeled some of the city of Louisville’s most wild and interesting events, Thee Mario has had his hand in several forms of ministry and entertainment. He has become most popular because of his radical, random, and explosive sense of humor, an unmitigated praise, and bold speech, accompanied by a long history of hosting events for city government, universities, and Churches all over the Midwest.

Thee Mario, awarded Up and coming Comic of 2010 by Streatway Ent, has since went on to win the Louisville improv comedy competition, host television shows, and create charitable events for talented youth who lack the financial ability to enhance their talents. His wide variety of gifts have allowed him the opportunity to open up for many favorites of all genres, such as Gospel artists; William Murphy, Dr. Bobby Jones, and “Tonex”. He has also had the privilege of ministering through song, preparing the way for renowned Bishops such as, Paul S. Morton and Noel Jones. Before founding the Praise Nation Church in Louisville, KY. Thee Mario shared the stage with many well known comedians, including well known comedian Michael Blackson of Next Friday, and Shaq’s All Star Comedy Jam. 

Those that know him often utter, “There’s no telling what he might say or do! “..and all over the Midwest, the stage seems to erupt as Minister Mario manages to leave crowds of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, and social statuses emotionally uplifted. Thee Mario’s work include; stage plays entitled, “A Change in the Devil’s Plan” and “A Case in Hell”. He is author of books such as the comedic "101 Ways to Shut up", and the very encouraging "Man, Leave that Alone". As Minister of the Gospel, comedic personality, psalmist, and poet, you can find him all over the Midwest, sharing his gifts with the masses. Since acknowledging his life mission, Min. Mario has no identity crisis. He firmly believes and boldly states that, “…Life is about smiles. “, thus adopting the slogan, “Saving lives, one laugh at a time “.


What's Next?

2017 Brings an entirely new spin on Min. Mario's career. We plan to exhaust all of our efforts helping those who are lost, abandoned, or confused. We want to create a revival like none other! Stay tuned for updates on the ministry of TheeMARiO!