Mark Normand has been doing stand-up comedy for over 15 years and is a well-known personality among comedy enthusiasts. He has appeared in famous shows such as NBC’s Last Man Standing, TBS’s Conan, and Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer

At age 39, he has cemented himself as a successful comic, but he isn’t the only one close to him working in the industry. Just like him, his girlfriend-turned-wife Mae Planert is also a stand-up comedian, and the two have been together for quite some time.

His material is often considered fresh by comics and audiences alike. His genre-bending jokes even stirred gay speculations at one point since the comedian often jokes that he is a “little gay.” However, his relationship with his girlfriend puts those rumors to rest.

Here’s a look at his relationship with his wife, Planert, and his past dating history.

Is Mark Normand married? 

Talking to Lex Fridman podcast on January 2022 (timestamp: 0:42-3:27), Mark Normand disclosed to Fridman that he was engaged to his fiancee, and their wedding would take place in New Orleans in 2023.

“I’m engaged, and I mean, she is just going hog wild. She loves it. She’s got the dress thing, pick a venue, flowers, and she’s deep in, whereas I feel guilty because I’m just like, oh geez,” he revealed.

“You see the squid game, I an just living life,” Normand added. 


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When asked about his views on love and relationship, he implied that people don’t work on love but only wish it to be perfect. 

“I think it’s work. Everybody wants love to be this pre-packaged perfect euphoric thing but it you gotta it’s like a good body you know. We’re all born with a good body, but you gotta keep it in shape, and it’s the same with a loving relationship. I think you, uh nobody wants to do the work that’s the problem.” he reasoned. 

And later, when Fridman asked him about marriage and commitment outside of marriage, Normand boldly claimed that the idea of marriage was old-fashioned, “silly and unrealistic. According to him, people have been gradually moving away from the idea, but the concept of marriage was still a hit among ladies.

“I think we’re coming out of that as we get all polyamorous and non-binary and queefy and all this stuff. I think we’re slowly moving away from that, but I think a lot of the ladies, more majority of women like marriage,” he expressed. 

After the podcast went public, many fans online also speculated if Normand was bi-sexual or was just supporting the community with the statement.

As of now, Normand has never commented on the matter raised online.

Later, Normand and his fiancee Planert married in November 2022 in a celebrated traditional New Orleans wedding ceremony. The comedian has since recounted fun memories of the wedding in his friend Tuesday With Stories! podcast. The two friends even recorded an episode for the podcast based on the wedding. 

The bride wore a chic Ines Di Santo gown with a low cut back and detachable sleeves, and the groom donned a fitting tuxedo. 

TheThings reports that the wedding had a variety of food options, from beignets to oysters. In addition, according to the publication, comedians such as Sam Morril, Stavros Halkias, Sean Patton, Ari Schaffer, and Joe List attended the event. 

Wife Mae Planert met Mark Normand at his show

Normand and his wife, Mae Planert, who also co-hosts podcasts such as WeWeerHad and Risquee Business News Podcast, had been dating since around 2015.

She shared the story of how she met her then-boyfriend Normand during her appearance as a guest on the podcast A Relationship Story. She had graduated with a B.A. in 2012 with communications major and lived in Boston for two years afterward before moving to New York. 

Planert revealed she was on a date with another guy in New York when they decided to go to Normand’s show. After the date, she told her roommate that she was still thinking about Normand and got the advice to message the comedian.

So I just messaged him on Facebook. And one of his jokes at the time was about how he was so awkward that if he makes eye contact with a woman, he takes it that they are in love. And I was like, ‘We made eye contact more than once  so I take it we’re in love now.’


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After the first message, the two got in touch and started going out.

How mark Normand’s wife, Mae Planert, got into comedy?

When Normand and Planert started dating, she wasn’t a comedian. She only got into it later on. She was initially hesitant to be open about her interest in it because she thought people would attribute her success to having a famous comedian boyfriend if she made it.

I didn’t want to do the thing that he was doing. You know, for obvious reasons. I just wanted to do my own thing so I tried to circumvent it by doing other things that are also creative… Actually I took an improv class which was a ******* disaster. I hated it. I hated it so bad.

Planert didn’t ask for any help from Normand and even kept it a secret from him when she started comedy. In fact, he only learned that she was doing stand-up comedy when both of them were booked for the same show six months after she started doing it.

Mae Planert and Mark Normand on dating & comedy

Since both Planert and Normand are comedians, the two don’t really talk about comedy with each other. She explained it was better to keep comedy out of their relationship since they already do it for a living.


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Doing so has also helped Planert find her own style, as she didn’t ask for his help and isn’t influenced by him much in that regard.

For the same reason, she pointed out that despite both of them talking about the same event, they had a drastically different ways of saying it.

Their decision to isolate their comic careers from their relationship has worked great for them, and they frequently post about each other on their social media.

And it’s no doubt that the two executed their plans to become husband and wife, as they seem to enjoy each other’s company, regardless.

Normand previously cheated on his girlfriend of 12 years

Normand also revealed to Fridmand podcast in January 2022 that he was once engaged to his high-school sweetheart when Friedman asked him about the story of the comedian drifting away from his ex-girlfriend, who the comedian dated for 12 years. 

The Out to Lunch creator verified the story and disclosed that he cheated on her to end the relationship because there wasn’t “love anymore,” and implied that they were living like a boring married couple.  

“That was more like a relation that was like it was a comfort, it was routine, and we just slipped into that kind of married life autopilot world, and I tried to break up,” he disclosed before revealing that they also went to therapy to mend their relationship afterward. 


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However, the comedian claimed that nothing worked between the two. “We went to therapy to try to work it out, but it’s much like a car that gets into a wreck. The door just never closed the same,” he said. 

How old is Mark Normand? 

Born on September 18, 1983, in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S., Mark Normand’s age is 39 as of writing. His wife, Mae Elaine Planert, was born on July 10, 1990, in Sandwich, Massachusetts, U.S., as the youngest of three children. She has a pilot brother named Ben Planert and a sister named Susie Pescosolido. 


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According to Celebritynetwortyh, Mark Normand’s estimated net worth is $1 million.