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cinqque5tion interview with Jonathan Mangum (by: Jovin Tardif)

I always found improv to be quite fascinating.  I wonder if I can reach Jonathan Mangum.  Fun fact, back in the day, I used to go to different schools to compete in improv in both French and English. It gave individuals a chance to express themselves freely and to showcase different characters whether it be dramatic, comedic, etc… Teams would compete against other schools or even worked together to create magic. Wow! What a great memory. Good times!  I sat in a room and did some thinking. My wife smiled wondering what I was doing.  I wondered if I knocked if Jonathan Mangum would answer.  I was very pleased when Jonathan accepted the interview.  Jonathan Mangum started his comedy career at the SAK Comedy Lab. In 1995, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in comedy. You probably all know Jonathan as an improv comedian. I wanted to reach out to learn more about his journey.

Jonathan Mangum From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigationJump to search Jonathan Mangum Born	January 16, 1971 (age 49) Charleston, South Carolina, U.S. Occupation	Actor, comedian Years active	1993–present Spouse(s)	Leah Stanko (m. 2001) Children	2 Jonathan Mangum (born January 16, 1971) is an American actor and comedian. He was a cast member of the variety show The Wayne Brady Show and is the announcer for the game show Let's Make a Deal.   Contents 1	Early life 2	Career 2.1	Comedy 2.2	Television 3	Filmography 3.1	Television 3.2	Film 4	Personal life 5	References 6	External links Early life Mangum was born in Charleston, South Carolina and grew up in Alabama.[1] After high school, he moved to Orlando and graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in psychology.[1] While in Orlando, Mangum started his comedy career at the SAK Comedy Lab alongside Wayne Brady, whom he would later collaborate with in Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza, The Wayne Brady Show and Let's Make a Deal. He moved to Los Angeles in 1995 to pursue a career in comedy.[1]  Career Comedy Mangum guest-starred in several episodes as the owner of a web-based start-up company on The Drew Carey Show. He has toured with Drew Carey's Improv All-Stars, establishing himself as an improv comedian and was also a regular cast member on Drew Carey's Green Screen Show. At the beginning of 2011, he and Brady made guest appearances in the British comedy series Fast and Loose, an improv show similar to Whose Line Is It Anyway?. He was a regular performer in Drew Carey's Improv-a-ganza and performed in improvisational singing games, along with co-stars like Jeff Davis and Chip Esten. He is also one of the rotating guest performers on the revived CW Whose Line is it Anyway? which started in the summer of 2013.  Television Mangum made guest appearances on ER, Reno 911!, and Just Shoot Me!. In addition to his work in television and on stage, Mangum has also appeared in over 100 national American commercials. He has written for the Disney Channel and The N, as well as having twice written for director Ben Rock on the short films The Meeting and Conversations, which stars Curtis Armstrong.[1]  In 2012, Mangum starred in the ABC improv comedy series Trust Us with Your Life.[2]  Filmography Television Year	Title	Role	Notes 1993	Clarissa Explains it All	Blind date	Episode: "Blind Date" 1994	Fortune Hunter	Howard	Episode: "Red Alert" 1994	SeaQuest DSV	Covington	Episode: "The Sincerest Form of Flattery" 1996	Roseanne	Flip	Episode: "Hoi Polloi Meets Hoiti Toiti " 1996	Goode Behavior	Wyatt	Episode: "Goode Grades" 1996	Married... with Children	Hal	Episode: "God Rest Ye Merry Bundymen" 1998	Clueless	Garrick	Episode: "Labor of Love" 1998	USA High	Marvin	Episode: "Raphael's Proposal" 1999	Just Shoot Me!	Brian Toliver	Episode: "A Spy in the House of Me" 2000	ER	Ryan Bradford	Episode: "Homecoming" 2000–01	Strip Mall	Josh MacIntosh	22 episodes 2002–04	The Drew Carey Show	Scott	18 episodes 2003	Reno 911!	Yokel	Episode: "Dangle's Moving Day" 2006	Come On Over	Dr. Jonathan Silliness	Episode: "Brain Freeze" 2007	The 1/2 Hour News Hour	various	5 episodes 2007	Pushing Daisies	Bernard Slaybeck	Episode: "Dummy" 2008	NCIS	Special Agent Daniel Keating	Episode: "Last Man Standing" 2009– present	Let's Make A Deal	Announcer	Over 1900 one hour episodes 2010	The Sarah Silverman Program	Matt Markus	Episode: "A Slip Slope" 2011	Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza	Himself	20 Episodes 2012	Trust Us With Your Life	Himself	6 Episodes 2013– present	Whose Line Is It Anyway?	Himself	Recurring 2018	GLOW	Priest/Judge Eric	1 Episode 2019	Chicago Med	Delmer Brendl	Episode: "With a Brave Heart" Film Year	Title	Role	Notes 2007	The Bucket List	Richard	Comedy-drama film directed by Rob Reiner.[3] 2008	iCarly: iGo to Japan	Henri P'Twa	Three-part episode directed by Steve Hoefer turned into a film.[4] 2009	Imagine That	Franklin's associate	Comedy film directed by Karey Kirkpatrick.[5] 2018	I'll Be Next Door for Christmas	Bradley	Christmas comedy film written and directed by David Jay Willis 2019	A Patient Man	Starring	Psychological thriller written/ directed by Kevin Ward Personal life Mangum is married to Leah Stanko, a casting director; the couple has two sons.  References  "Bio". Jonathan Mangum. Archived from the original on February 1, 2019. Retrieved April 14, 2016.  "About this show: Trust us with your life". The Futon Critic. Retrieved July 7, 2012.  "The Bucket List". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved April 14, 2016.  "iGo to Japan". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved April 14, 2016.  "Imagine That". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved April 14, 2016.
Jonathan Mangum, Let’s Make A Deal, Over 1900 one hour episodes

1. Jonathan Mangum, can you tell us about your experiences on Married…with Children, Just Shoot Me, and ER? Do you have any interesting stories?

“They were all super fun. The first 2 are Multicam with a live audience— always super fun and exciting with a live audience. ER was great in that it never felt like you were on a film set— It felt like you were in a real hospital with cameras around.”

2. What was it like to work with Jack Nicholson in ‘The Bucket List’ and Eddie Murphy in ‘Imagine That’?

“Two amazing legends. I got to sit with Jack for a while on the set. He was super nice to me. Eddie was low key until they yelled action, then he sprang to life with incredible energy.”

3. Jonathan Mangum, what is the funniest costume you have ever seen on ‘Let’s Make a Deal’ on CBS where you co-host with Wayne Brady? Please describe.”

“Since it’s like Halloween every day, you become immune to it. After 1900 shows with 200+ people in each show. That’s almost 350,000 costumes… They all blend together in my mind and I can’t remember a single one.”

Let's hear it for two of the best bros in Daytime! In honor of #FriendsDay, we've compiled some of the best reasons why Wayne Brady and Jonathan Mangum are some of the coolest friends on TV. So, grab your bestie and click through to celebrate friendship with dancing, singing, and plenty of laughs!
Jonathan Mangum and Wayne Brady, Let’s Make A Deal

4. When I read your bio, I noticed you are very passionate about writing. Jonathan Mangum Do you have any projects coming out soon?

“I am writing/producing a short animated series on Facebook called ‘Cooter’s News’

Cooter’s got all the unfake news
All the latest redneck news from Cooter Tucker Williams, Jr.
created by Jonathan Mangum
additional content by Lauren Pritchard, JD Walsh, Kelly Holden


Jonathan Mangum began performing while in college in Orlando, Fla., with the SAK Theatre, a local improv show. He performed 13 improv shows each week and began to work with a tight-knit group of improvisers that included Wayne Brady. Mangum’s television credits include “The Wayne Brady Show,” “The Drew Carey Show,” “Drew Carey’s Improv-A-Ganza,” and “Drew Carey’s Green Screen Show.” In addition, he has made appearances on “Reno 911,” “Pushing Daisies,” “NCIS,” and “The Sarah Silverman Program.” Also, he recurs on “Celebrity Name Game” and “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” After two seasons working with Drew Carey on “The Drew Carey Show,” he was invited to join the “Drew Carey Improv All-Stars.” The group went on to tour in more than 60 venues, including Carnegie Hall. He has also toured internationally with Wayne Brady, performing improv since 2000. Mangum’s feature film credits include appearing with Jack Nicholson in “The Bucket List” and with Eddie Murphy in “Imagine That.” In addition, he’s starred in the kids’
Jonathan Mangum Cooters News on Facebook

“I also am the lead in a new drama movie now on-demand in iTunes or Amazon Prime called ‘A Patient Man’ “

A Patient Man (2020) 1h 32min
In the aftermath of a terrible car accident, a man’s attempt to reclaim his life leads him to the perfect opportunity to enact revenge for what he lost. Terrified at the idea of getting back into a car, Tom takes the train to work. It’s there he makes a friend. But is this meeting a chance encounter? Is Tom trying to move on with his life or does he have a darker agenda in mind? Genres: Drama, Suspense; Director: Kevin Ward; Starring: Jonathan Mangum, Tate Ellington.”

Jonathan Mangum In the aftermath of a terrible car accident, a man attempts to reclaim his life while hampered by imperfect memories of the tragic event. Initial release: 2019 Director: Kevin Ward Screenplay: Kevin Ward Producers: Kevin Ward, Katherine Von Till, Harrison Reynolds, Jason Moyer
Jonathan Mangum A Patient Man on Amazon Prime

5. Just for fun. Have you ever pulled a prank on your fellow colleagues?

“No. All of the pranks were pulled in full seriousness.”

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Jovin Tardif is a freelance writer, storyteller, interviewer, reviewer and conversation starter.

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Jovin Tardif is a freelance writer, storyteller, interviewer, reviewer and conversation starter.