Goodbye Comedy Central Presents – hello The Half Hour. Ostensibly, they're the same thing but The Half Hour sounds cooler. The list of specials includes a diverse assortment of dudes and Garfunkel & Oates. Besides G&O, there is: Joe Mande, Neal Brennan (famous for co-creating The Chappelle Show), Na'im Lynn, David O'Doherty, Michael Palascak, Jesse Popp, Theo Von ("famous" for being on Road Rules), Rory Scovel, Maronzio Vance, Nick Vatterott, and Brendon Walsh. The series premieres this Friday, May 11th, at 11:00pm with Rory Scovel, followed by Michael Palascak at [...]
Unless you’re Grover Norquist, or David Vitter, or Frankie Muniz or Gilbert Arenas, you probably find Joe Mande pretty damn funny. Mande is a clever New York-based stand-up comic and writer who has carved out a niche on Twitter as a reliable scourge who will call out bullshit from superficial celebrities and public figures. His recent feud with Orlando Magic Guard Gilbert Arenas was especially entertaining and even made headlines in the sports and entertainment blogospheres.
But don’t reduce Mande to a comedian who spends all his time lurking on the internet. Mande, 28, is an accomplished performer who is currently attracting a lot of industry “heat,” [...]
Comedian Joe Mande's Adaptation of Glenn Beck's Novel UCBcomedy.com
Apparently, the new hot thing to do when making a comedy video is just to find lousy material written by someone else and then winkingly read it on stage. Joe Mande, the comedian behind the blog-to-book Look at This Fucking Hipster, wrote a screenplay based on Glenn Beck's The Overton Window and then had people like Kristin Schall, Big Lake's Chris Gethard and stand-up and 30 Rock writer Hannibal Buress perform a staged reading of it at New York's UCB Theatre. The dialogue is about what you'd [...]