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Joe Hanson

Joe Hanson
Born Fosston, Minnesota, USA
Occupation Comedian, host, rapper, writer

Joe Hanson (born February 23, 1983) is a writer/comedian living in Los Angeles. He is best known for his work on Current TV, Smash Cuts and "Joe Goes."

In 2005, Joe and his production partner Hassan S. Ali created the Joe Gets series for Current TV, which spanned 50 episodes and was sponsored by T-Mobile. The series involved Joe exploring fish-out-of-water situations, like entering a freestyle rap battle, visiting a dominatrix, and going to professional wrestling school. The series included trips to California, Indiana, Nevada, Missouri, South Dakota, Alabama and New York. Joe also made the satirical series What's Wrong With, the music video parody Viral Superstar, and interviewed celebrities at Elton John's Oscars Afterparty, including George Lucas, Eddie Van Halen, Prince, Carmen Electra, Carson Daly, John Waters, Salma Hayek and Rick Fox.

In 2008, Joe started "Bino White Weekly," in which he made a rap song every week as Bino White. The topics ranged from Nintendo to Twitter to Science, and each track was accompanied by a YouTube video. He did for this 52 weeks, breaking Crooked I's record for weekly rap songs.

In 2009, Joe joined the cast of Smash Cuts, a syndicated clip show on The CW and CBS affiliates.

In 2010, Joe started the Web series "Joe Goes," in which he visits conventions, events and countries, to have funny interactions with people. The episode "Joe Goes To Exxxotica Expo" went viral, making the front page of the Huffington Post, and getting over 200,000 views combined on YouTube and Funny Or Die. Other episodes have included visits to Anime Expo, Amsterdam, London, and the press junket for Tron: Legacy.

Joe also created the website Fake Rap News, which is like The Onion for hip hop.

Joe is a graduate of the University of Chicago and grew up in Fosston, Minnesota. In 2005, he appeared as a contestant on the first season of the reality show Beauty and the Geek.


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