Housekeepers at the Days Inn, near Interstate 10 and Miller Road, in Arizona entered found Mark Anderson dead. It was unclear how long Anderson had been at the hotel.
ON June 1, Anderson closed the doors of his club, The Tempe Improv. He issued a press release stating that Stand Up Live owner Joel Bachkoff and his former booking agent Robert Hartmann were the cause.
Stand Up Live opened in Phoenix in April 2011 and Anderson lost some of his top comics, including D.L. Hughley and Kevin Pollak after that.
In an earlier interview with The Republic, Anderson said, “I want people to get their side of the story and see why they felt the Improv had to be put to death.”
When Anderson disappeared he was acting irrationally and told his family that he felt people were tracking him. He left his family on May 12 on a business trip to Dallas and disappeared.
Authorities said Anderson was reportedly having issues with his business partners and believed prior discussions could lead to him losing the club or criminal prosecutions, according to a police report.