- In a business where too many performers rely on shtick or the latest political joke du jour to get laughs, Mike Merryfield is refreshingly original. His act never feels fake or forced. By simply being himself, he's become a comic on the verge of stardom.
- WINNER season 3 Comcast's Trial By Laughter
- Runner up in the 2012 37th Annual San Francisco Comedy Competition
- One of the original "Lucky 21" at the HBO Comedy Festival. Aired on TBS
- First album "Live at Loonies" was considered for a Grammy Nomination
- Selected for the 2007 Latino Laugh Festival in Los Angeles, and the Lucky 21 Contest at The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas
- In 2008 he won the Funniest Person In South Texas Comedy Competition and was a semi-finalist in the San Francisco International Comedy Competition.
- In 2009, he was a finalist in the Seattle International Comedy Competition.
- In 2011 he was the winner of the Rocky Mountain Laugh Off in Salt Lake City, UT.
- He's been seen on CNN, CBS, Fox, and Lifetime's "Coming Home" with his touring group, The GIs of Comedy, and recently on NUVO TV's "Comedy Unfiltered," with Anjela Johnson.
Whether it's his off kilter observations, his knack for spontaneous crowd interaction, or his unusual physical comedy, Clark's act has a little something for everyone. This has allowed Clark to perform coast to coast and around the world at both New Faces at the prestigious Montreal 'Just For Laughs Comedy Festival' and on The Main Stage at 'The Capetown Comedy Festival' in South Africa. Other appearances include: CBS's 'Late Late Show', NBC's Last Comic Standing, The Bob & Tom Radio Show, and Comedy Central's 'Premium Blend'.
Clark has a strong background in improv and sketch having completed the Second City Conservatory in Chicago and being a Main Company member at ComedySportz LA.
Clark has also landed several guest starring roles including the Hallmark made for TV movie 'The Wish List', NBC's 'Outsourced', and even a dramatic role on TNT's 'The Closer' opposite Kyra Sedgwick...yes he was the murderer. After landing the role on 'Outsourced', director Ken Kwapis invited Clark to be in the Drew Barrymore movie, 'Big Miracle'.
- You know, an enormous number of comics--including the vast majority of those who pass through the friendly little place we like to call Cap City--maintain career objectives that include aspirations toward acting in a sitcom, or writing for one. But, hell, Robert Hawkins has already done both--in the same series, no less: the late, lamented "Titus."
- In 2001, he was voted one of the 25 top comics in the country in a poll of comedy club owners nominating candidates for the American Comedy Awards. And, perhaps needless to say (given all these victories, achievements and accolades), he's starred in his own Comedy Central half-hour special, appeared on "Late Night With Conan O'Brien," and a slew of other TV shows.
- Still, when all is said and done about his work--cable TV, network TV, writing, acting, etc.--Robert Hawkins' first love is performing comedy in a club in front of a live audience, and obviously he's pretty damn good at it. Do you want to miss that? Didn't think so.