The Informational Site About Mark Vigeant


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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction ........................................... 3
  2. Biography .............................................. 4
  3. About .................................................. 5
  4. Acknowledgements ....................................... 6
  5. Authors' Addresses ..................................... 7


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The comedian provides comedy of all descriptions to his, her or their customers. Typically, the vast majority of customers enjoy a mixture of audio and visual cues that help resolve the humor created by the comedian. However, there are those who remain difficult to reach via traditional platforms. For each customer who does not enjoy images or graphics of any kind, the comedian must send a non-graphical message in place of the traditional platform.

This document serves as a method for the comedian Mark Vigeant to optimize comedic paths to include customers in his audience who do not prefer extraneous images, colors, sounds, and videos. The fundamental idea is to present text formatted so as to be most easily digestible by fact-loving comedy-heads. This design will probably have little effect on the majority of Mark's fan base, because the data for these fans shows that they enjoy images, colors, sounds, and video. Thus, getting those customers to laugh is not the goal of this revolutionary design.

Rather, this design explicitly and uniquely services customers who only like text, and, for the most part, facts rather than jokes.

It is important to note that the design of this document is not considered a "best practice." In fact, many people feel that it is an excessive waste of time, because it's a boring, type-written deluge of facts about a fairly unknown human. The advantages listed above do not come free: if this site does not attract graphics-hating customers, it will all have been in vane.


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Biography Notation

The key words 'BORN', 'OCCUPATION', 'COLOR', 'HEIGHT' and 'OPTIONAL' in this document are to be interpreted as described at the bottom of this page.


Born: 5/22/1989 in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

High School: Frank Scott Bunnell High School, Stratford, Connecticut

College: Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Current Location: New York City, New York

Occupation: Comedian

Hair Color: Brown

Height: 6'1"

Weight: 170 lb

Eye Color: Green, with some blue and orange in there

Favorite Food: Shrimp

Favorite Programming Language: Javascript

Favorite Book: A Confederacy of Dunces

Favorite Web Page:

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"I am embarrassed and ashamed"

-Mark's Dad, in reaction to a video he made one time

Mark Vigeant is a comedian, performer, and writer in New York City. Currently he is a writer for Live From Here 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 He was a featured performer in the 2018 Comedy Central Clusterfest Up Next showcase, which is "designed to spotlight the most exciting new voices in comedy."

You can watch him live at his monthly technology-themed comedy variety show Internet Explorers at Caveat where he invites audiences into the funniest, strangest pockets of the World Wide Web, or in OSFUG: The Fast Fuckin' Sketch Show at the Knitting Factory, which The New York Times lauds as a "...fantastically popular, frantically paced show." Mark also tours across the country with his solo show Let's Make a Website where he develops and launches a brand new website based on audience suggestions.

Mark has been a performer and writer at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre since 2013 where he has been featured in shows including OSFUG, Let's Make a Website, Maude Night, Dorothy Goes to Hollywood, Ocean's Lake, and License to Chill. 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 a former member of the Story Pirates, a non-profit 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.

A list of some comedy video links


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The author fully acknowledges that this page is very dumb, and that many people will not read this far down the page. We live in an age where text is hated, and quite frankly I could type whatever I want right here and literally nobody would notice. PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS CRAP DING DONG LOOK AT MY PENIS. And if you looked at that sentence only because you scrolled to the bottom of the page but skipped everything else, then you have beaten me. Kudos to you and your mastery of the scroll functionality on modern browsers.


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Author's Addresses

© 2016 Mark Vigeant
The Mark Vigeant Web Ring:
Let's Make a Web Site!:
Twitter: @markvigeant
Facebook: mark.vigeant.official
Instagram: @mark_vigeant
YouTube: Mark Vigeant


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