• My first time performing was in the black box theater of my high school's basement as a member of 'Clownaz,' the school's improv team. We charged money for tickets, saying the proceeds went to our school's recycling program. Then, immediately after the show, we divided up all the money and kept it.

    "10 Comics to Watch: Joe Mande Q&A". Interview with Daniel Lehman, July 9, 2012.