About

Marty & Sarah Love Wrestling

Marty & Sarah Love Wrestling began almost as soon as they met in March of 2016.

Marty reached out to Sarah in late 2015 after hearing her old podcast, WWE The People and asked about doing a brand new one. The first nine episodes were released as bonus episodes on Marty’s Wrestling With Depression feed, called Wrestling Without Depression.

In the summer of 2016, Marty & Sarah joined the ranks of MLW (MLWradio.com) and continued podcasting to a larger audience. The show began to center around bringing on “guests” from the wrestling universe, voiced by Marty and Sarah. They also became known for segments such as “Wrestling Confessions” – fan-written tales of intrigue, delight, and horror – and “F/M/K.”

You can buy most of their t-shirts over at prowrestlingtees.com/martyandsarah or check out our ShopZone  for street shirts and other awesome merchandise – most of it hand-drawn (half-drawn) by Sarah. Welcome, buddies!

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It’s an absurd premise that soars for DeRosa and Shockey’s commitment to the bit and to the overarching world that they’ve built for their characters.
-Splitsider

About Marty DeRosa

With his quick wit and versatile voice, Marty DeRosa has blended his talent for stand up comedy and his love of pro wrestling to become a favorite of critics, fans, and Twitter followers alike.

As a founding member of “Comedians You Should Know”, the premier independently run stand up showcase in Chicago, DeRosa has had a #1 comedy album on itunes and has been recognized as an emerging talent by Time Out Chicago. He performs stand up all over the country which lead him to a partnership with pro wrestler Colt Cabana.

Together they produce and perform “Creative Has Nothing For You”, a weekly series poking fun of the behind the scenes world of professional wrestling. CHNFY has been featured in Britain’s Fighting Spirit Magazine and has many devoted international and US fans.

The duo also collaborate on “$5 Wrestling”, a series of DVDs, keeping their cult following thoroughly entertained. In the style of Mystery Science Theater 3000, riffed and improvised commentary makes the wrestling they showcase “So bad, it’s good!” “$5 Wrestling” recently made it’s debut on pay-per-view.

Wrestling With Depression”, DeRosa’s critically acclaimed podcast, is an honest and humorous series of interviews with fellow comedians, wrestlers, and performers, reconciling the creative process with the daily struggle of depression. It has been profiled by Time Out Chicago, Comedy of Chicago and The Onion’s AV Club.

No matter the venue, comedy club or back of the bar showcase, Marty DeRosa has solidified himself as a professional performer sure to make you laugh.

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About Sarah Shockey

Writer, artist, comedian, and commentator, Sarah Shockey blends her voice into many different channels that emphasize humor and emotion. A graduate of iO and The Second City, Sarah performs improv on Sunday nights with Deep Schwa and of course, with the Big Guy weekly on Marty & Sarah Love Wrestling.

She writes essays and draws comics at https://medium.com/@sarahjoyshockey. Her longer pieces of work are television and movie scripts, and her shortest are over on Twitter, @sarahjoyshockey. Three of her screenplays have been read aloud by some of Chicago’s greatest actors and comedians. Her one-woman show, Red The Musical, has been featured at the Chicago Women’s Funny Festival and on the mainstage at the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival. She has written three plays with Benjamin Vigeant as part of Crème de la Crème comedy, as well as two unique adaptation of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. One of them is available for purchase here (http://www.blurb.com/b/7347992-a-chupmas-carol), and stars a cast of all-condiment characters.

She has been featured on Splitsider (http://splitsider.com/2015/10/follow-friday-sarah-shockey/), and her former comedy band has an album on Spotify (World Tour 2010 by The Shock T’s) and a comedy special on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJ4kKGatWQ0). Prior to that, she was a member of The Second City’s BenchCo and Baby Wants Candy.

In the world of wrestling, she has done commentary and in-ring announcing with Resistance PRO, has run the spotlight at Freelance Wrestling. She is an affiliate with RISE and has plans to manage Paloma Starr, the Sriracha Muchacha. Regarding Sarah, Dave Meltzer once told Jim Ross, “That woman is funny as hell.”

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