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Marty Ross: They call him the “Wrinkled Rebel” but if that’s true, he says he’s “going down fighting.”
Marty waited until he was almost eligible for Social Security before taking to the stand-up stage so “I could fully experience the misery of getting old” he says.
Young people enjoy the fact that though he looks like their grandfathers, but he certainly doesn’t act like their grandfathers… and old-timers?
According to Marty, “The truth is everyone ages but no one tells you what you’re in for when you’re “freakin’ old” so that’s Marty’s mission.
Whether it’s sex, drugs, medicare or dating, this senior has plenty to say about what it’s like to be older in America.
He dabbled with open mics in the 80’s and 90’s while still holding a day job, but when he turned 65 his life underwent a huge transformation. In the middle of yet another divorce, he realized at his age he was now un-hirable in the clothing industry, so he joined the stand-up comedy circuit full time.
He is a seasoned comedian with a full blown stand up comedy career.
Marty is now older, still very much alive and delighting audiences all over the United States.
“Old people come up to me after every performance and tell me that they’re so happy someone is talking about things they are living every day.
I can’t believe how many young fans I have” says Ross.
“They tell me they can relate too, because I’m just a wrinkled old teen-ager.”