Mark is focused on creating the world’s best user experience for consuming silliness. Characters, costumes, voices, and situations are derived from people just like you and are optimized and performed to ensure peak lmp (laughs per minute).
Mark is an absurd comedian, not an academic. Big data is a large part of his algorithm, but at his offices in New York, practical design and real-world savvy trumps comedy theory to achieve the most optimal results.
Whether in a group or alone, online or on stage, electronic or analog, musical or spoken, Mark continues to deliver on his mission to ensure well-being through laughter.
Mark Vigeant is a comedian, writer, director, and performer in New York City. Currently he is a writer for A Prairie Home Companion on Minnesota Public Radio. His work has been featured on The A.V. Club, Fusion, Nerdist, The Huffington Post, and Funny or Die and he is a former staff writer and performer at Seriously.tv.
You can watch him live at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in his solo show Let's Make a Website where he develops and launches a brand new website based on audience suggestions, or in OSFUG: The Fast Fuckin' Sketch Show, which The New York Times lauds as a "...fantastically popular, frantically paced show." Mark has also been featured on Maude Night, Dorothy Goes to Hollywood, Ocean's Lake, and License to Chill and his musical sketch group, The Trumpet Boys, enjoyed an eight-month run at the theatre. Watch the Trumpet Boys' Christmas Special DVD Spectacular here.
Mark is the co-author of the comedy book of Dad Poems, Leaves of Grass I Trimmed With My Mower and he is an active member of the Story Pirates, a non-profit theatre group that turns kids' original stories into wild sketch comedy musicals. He has also performed across North America at festivals including the San Francisco Sketch Fest, the Picollo Fringe Fest, the Toronto Sketch Fest, Austin Sketch Fest, and Boston Sketch Fest.
Still want to learn more? Check out The Mark Vigeant Web Ring, a growing collection of personal website parodies that each appeal to a different type of Internet user.
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