Punch Up exists to help organizations more effectively communicate messaging to their employees and business partners.

We clear the path for everyone to do their best work.

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Mark Burns

Founder & Executive Producer

Mark has over a decade of experience at distinctive comedy institutions The Onion and The Second City. Through leading hundreds of writers rooms, live shows, training sessions, and video productions, Mark has honed his expertise by recognizing key patterns to meaningfully connect with audiences.

Article: Funny Business - Mark Burns’ ability to help companies tell their stories better is no joke

Outside the corporate realm, he produces independent projects such as award-winning web series The Coat Room, feature film Case Unsolved and short film Griffica


OUR COLLABORATORS have a wide range of skills and award-winning experience to meet the needs of each project.


Julia is a writer, performer, teacher, and the Creative Director at the Vermont Comedy Club. She previously toured the country with the Second City.

Julia Diferdinando


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Wilson is a three-legged shepherd mix from Alabama who loves snow and hates squirrels




To learn more about our philosophy, check out our Creative Commandments.