Craig Mitchell is an Actor, Stand-Up Comedian, Writer and Amateur Cook.
On September 8th 2016 Craig felt faint hours after dinner and at the weight of 380 lbs he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. He then immediately embraced a healthy lifestyle with the guidelines of limiting his food intake to 1600 calories a day or less and 150 grams of carbs or less. Since that day, Craig has lost over 100 lbs and since Feb 5th 2017 has his Type 2 Diabetes COMPLETELY under control via diet ONLY. He started "Off The Cuff: Healthy Cooking w/ Craig Mitchell" so he could share the methods, food and recipes that have changed his life FOREVER. Not a trained chef, Craig tries to promote delicious, easy to prep and cook meals that ANYONE can master.
On stage he has appeared in over 40 productions. As a stand-up comedian, he toured for 15 years (1987–2001) and gained respect as solid performer on the eastern comedy circuit and just recently has restarted his stand up career. n 1994, he co-founded the successful Long Island based improvisation group "The Comedy Express" (Originally named "The Online Comedy Express") which toured until 2003. In 2001, he moved from Long Island to Los Angeles to further pursue film and television projects. He most notably portrayed the title character in the award winning 2004 dark comedy short film "The Lazy Assassin" directed by Jennifer Goyette. His most notable television appearances are The Ricki Lake Show, Boston Legal, The Sopranos, Saturday Night Live, Tosh.0 and Jimmy Kimmel Live. On Film he has appeared in "Dozers" and in 2018 will be seen in "Give Til it Hurts" as Bob the dim-witted mechanic.
Since 2021, Craig has been part of the successful comedy podcast "The Big Bad Broadcast" with Comedian/Magician John Ferrentino and Comedian Mike Grief. Part of The Podcast Playground the show offers a new original episodes every Friday and is available wherever you "Pod."
"Off The Cuff" Currently streams on STRONG ISLAND ENTERTAINMENT App on ROKU, also on YouTube and can be seen on Alternate Sundays at 7:30 pm on Long Island Optimum Cable Channel 20.
Craig currently resides in Van Nuys, CA has Cat named Andy and is obsessed with "Air Frying"