Mark in action

Mark in action

Mark in action

Mark in action

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.

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.

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.

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.

The internet is big and scary, but we have to learn about it to harness its power for good. That’s why I created Internet Explorers, a monthly live show where I take sold out audiences (and thousands of livestreamers) deep into a corner of the internet to learn and laugh about everything from memes, artificial intelligence, and e-commerce to online dating, hacking, and the dark web.

Wickedly funny web goon Mark Vigeant invites you into a world of gut-busting HTML nonsense - Timeout New York

Web development is another skill that people think is reserved for computer science majors and hardcore software engineers. Think again! I wrote this show to illustrate basic software engineering principles and poke fun at common tropes that web developers have while using a computer. At the end of each show, I launch a brand new website based on audience suggestions. After a sold-out run at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre in New York, I took this show on tour across the country from LA to the Kennedy Center.

Vigeant has created an enjoyable and silly adult-themed show that makes HTML cool again. - The Post and Courier

YouTube is the second-most popular website on the planet, where folks watch over 1 billion hours of videos a day, and 400 hours of video are uploaded every minute. With so much content constantly being created and consumed it can be dizzying to try to understand all the different communities that flourish there. That’s why I spent a week immersing myself in different YouTube communities, creating a new YouTube channel every day in order to understand what it means to be a YouTuber.

Finding the courage to be your authentic self online can be difficult. We put pressure on ourselves to look, sound, and behave a specific way, in hopes that the perfect brand or image will lead to success. That’s why I was so curious to hear from Bill Wurtz, a celebrated singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and online video creator about how and why he maintains his authenticity on the internet.

Memes. They’re everywhere, yet people have a hard time explaining what they actually are. Are they harmless or harmful? Meaningless or cryptic and brilliant? Pronounced meem or me-me? I asked a group of people who are creating and consuming the most memes these days: Gen Z teens.

TikTok is one of the fastest growing social media platforms in the world with 500M users and growing. And like most cool, new things, people age 24+ have never heard of it. I decided to jump in and challenge myself to go viral on the platform in one week. I shared my findings in a video.

Since the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke in 2018, we’ve been bombarded with headlines about how evil Facebook is. Yet Facebook still boasts 2.4B users (despite my friend group largely abandoning the platform) so there’s a reason it continues to be such a social and political powerhouse. I went “extremely” on Facebook for a full week to understand what it’s like to be a user today and released a video documenting my findings.

5,517,748,800 hours of porn were watched on PornHub in 2018. That’s 14 videos per human on the face of planet earth! And yet, the taboo around seeking out and enjoying pornography on the internet has not been fully lifted. I dove into PornHub Insights to understand what, exactly, gets people going these days and turned my findings into a quiz show so we can turn shy, embarrassed giggling into empowered sexy laughter.

Fortnite was the most popular online game on the planet in 2018, with 10.8 million people playing at once at any given moment. I didn’t want to let teens have all the fun, so I decided to play with them and create a video to show how simple (and fun) the game can be, even for aging millennials like myself.

Software hacking is often portrayed as evil, dark magic in Hollywood. In reality, hacking is simply the act of altering a system to accomplish a goal that differs from its original purpose. To show how easy and silly hacking can be, I hacked Minesweeper, a simple video game.

The argument for having a personal website is that it’s a corner of the internet that is all yours—unadulterated by a company’s changing algorithm and regulations. But what happens when you’re not quite sure what to do with that blank canvas? I created a collection of personal websites created to appeal to every type of person to show the sheer quantity of ways one can choose to represent themselves online.

“... if the boss isn’t looking over your shoulder, check out That’s where things get saucy” - The AV Club

While I'm partial to skull memes, I also moderate a Medieval Times Shitposting Page on Facebook dot com.

Observe my machine learning MASTERY!!

The best one by far is Mark Drops Laptops. Plz like and subscribe.

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

You might even say I got a lot of inspiration from the Expert Mode section of his website... see what I mean?

This video completely ignores the fact that I LOVE making memes of my own.

I have since made a handful of other iconique tiktoks, including Cats (2020) and The WarHeads Challenge.

If you still have a Facebook account, you should totally join my Medieval Times Restaurant-themed shitposting page Meme-eval Memes!

Here's the part where I would link you to my hilarious PornHub account, but they DELETED all of my "rejected tiktoks" because I was an unverified user. Guess it's time to start an OnlyFans...

This isn't the only "gaming" video I've made... check out this "secret glitch" I found in Super Mario once!

This isn't the only wacky video game experiment I've done. Check out the Maze I created out of Dropbox folders!

If you're only gonna click into one of these, I'd suggest That one's a doozy. Dig deep!!!

Hell yes I have my own e-commerce store!

And yes, before you ask, after I released these videos my account was hacked.

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.