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Mark Vigeant

Mark Vigeant

Mark Vigeant

Mark Vigeant

I am a comedian who uses humor to explore and demystify technology so that people can be aware, informed, and empowered.

01.12.2021

My new website is live! Hello! Welcome! So happy to have you. Please click around, explore, listen to the music. Just do you, my friend. Have a good time, enjoy the vibe, learn about me, your friend Mark Vigeant. There's a lot going on here, I know. Hopefully you're on desktop, but mobile is fine too. Go out there and have a great friccin' time. And if you have any problems just send me an email. mark at markvigeant.com.

"...quick, clever and hilarious."

The Post and Courier

"Vigeant is quirky as hell, weirdly charismatic, and, above all, acts like he's just happy to be onstage."

The Charleston City Paper

Mark in Action

Mark in Action

Mark in Action

Mark in Action

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IdeaFront: Debate Club

Debate Club is home to smart and irreverent discussions on some of today’s most important science, tech, and futurism-related subjects. Every episode, two overqualified experts join me to compete for fake points and bragging rights as they argue the pros, cons, and potential paths forward on some of the tech world’s most important subjects.

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Mark interviewing Kathryn Spiers over Skype and laughing.
Mark interviewing Kathryn Spiers over Skype and laughing.

Interview with Kathryn Spiers

In the past couple of years, there has been a surge in labor organizing among employees at tech companies. But it hasn’t been easy for the organizers. In December 2019, Kathryn Spiers was fired from her job at Google for creating a popup notification that reminded Googlers of their right to organize. I interviewed Kathryn to hear more about her experience.

A question mark obscures the face of a human, with the title 'the #1 hall of fame amazon reviewer of all time'.

Interview with Joanna Daneman

Amazon is the world’s largest online marketplace, raking in hundreds of billions of dollars a year. With an untold massive offering of products, most consumers turn to product reviews to help them decide which product is right for them. But who are these reviewers? What are they like? Why do they do it? I interviewed the top Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer of all time to get some answers.

A question mark obscures the face of a human, with the title 'the #1 hall of fame amazon reviewer of all time'.

Mark's 2019 NeoPets Deep Dive

One of my YouTube subscribers asked me to spend a week Extremely on Neopets, the same way I’ve done with Facebook and YouTube. I’m so happy I obliged. What started as a simple YouTube comment introduced me to a flourishing Internet community with forums, fan sites, and lore that all centered around a flimsy flash website made 20 years ago.

Here's what I'm currently up to

Here's what I'm currently up to

Here's what I'm currently up to

Here's what I'm currently up to

YouTube

I make funny videos where I explore and demystify online worlds and communities, uploaded sporadically.

Hoobastank2

Hoobastank2 is a weekly livestream comedic game show that celebrates the ridiculous ways human beings interact on the World Wide Web. Wednesdays at 8pm ET / 5pm PT.

Not everything I do is tech-focused!

My greatest passion is to just make people laugh.

Here are some of my very best non-tech projects.

OSFUG: The Fast Fuckin' Sketch Show

My sketch group that performed high-octane fast absurd comedy monthly at the UCB theatre in NYC and all over the country for 5 years.

Watch our sketches

Live From here

I contributed sketches to this musical variety show for 2 seasons.

Watch my sketches

The Trumpet Boys

My vaudevillian musical comedy act had a show at UCB in NYC and made a full-fledged digital Christmas Special.

Visit our Website

As in, I get paid to make things that are funny. Like this. I literally got paid to make that.

I used the word humor here so I didn't say comedy twice.

Despite my best efforts, my work has yet to inspire laughter in cats. Not that I haven't tried.

Okay, maybe do we live in a simulation?" isn't the most important topic, but it's a really fun episode that will make ya think a lil.

This interview originally appeared on my show Internet Explorers in the Lower East Side of Manhattan in February 2020. Remember going outside??

This interview originally appeared on my show Internet Explorers in the Lower East Side of Manhattan in January 2020. And I wrote a transcript of the interview for Motherboard!

You can see the comment here.

Yes I'm serious! There's a secret message! Find it you coward!

You can actually see a recording of it here! It's way better in person, obviously, but this gives you a tiny little taste. RIP UCB Chelsea.

My best-performing video to date is this interview I did with a bunch of teens to help me understand memes better. I've... never felt so old.

Speaking of ridiculous ways humans interact, you should check out our Discord server. We're really into skull memes, mountain dew, erotic cakes. You know, normal stuff.

We also made a pilot in 2015 that still rocks, even though it's friccing 6 years old. Damn.

This is my personal favorite sketch that aired.

You can see our final performance of the show here. It's extremely stupid, you're gonna love it.

We also made a BANGER of a song for Father's Day.

The christmas special has it's very own DVD menu here!

And yes, before you ask, my account did get hacked in response to my videos.

I did a show and a workshop at Horace Mann School in 2020 and the students designed this incredible poster for it.