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Joe Hanson : biography

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

Joe made his first TV appearance in 2005, in the first season of the show "The Beauty and the Geek".http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nswoxKj2rI Joe and his partner Erica were eliminated in the second episode.

In 2005, Joe and his production partner Hassan S. Ali created the Joe Gets series for Current TV,http://www.current.com/joegets 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.http://www.current.com/joegets 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,http://current.com/topics/76772342/what_s_wrong_with/new/0.htm the music video parody Viral Superstar,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4StwwI9awc 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.http://current.com/items/88024371/joe_meets_celebrities.htm

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.http://www.youtube.com/binowhite He did for this 52 weeks, breaking Crooked I's record for weekly rap songs.http://www.binowhite.com/search/label/Bino%20White%20Weekly

In 2009, Joe joined the cast of , a syndicated clip show on The CW and CBS affiliates.http://www.smashcutstv.com

In 2010, Joe started the Web series " in which he visits conventions, events and countries, to have funny interactions with people. The episode went viral, making the front page of the Huffington Post,http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/31/porn-star-interviews_n_700743.html and getting over 550,000 views combined on YouTubehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVgzh2r5rI0 and Funny Or Die.http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/24a0f55d5b/joe-goes-to-exxxotica-expo Other episodes have included visits to Anime Expo, Amsterdam, London, and the press junket for Tron: Legacy.http://www.youtube.com/badgeofshame

Joe also created the website Fake Rap News,http://www.fakerapnews.com 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.

Joe also appeared in March 2012 in the music video for the song by Julian Smith on YouTube "Eat Randy" featuring as 'Randy'. The video gained over a million views.

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