Mamrie Hart

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Mamrie Hart
Mamrie Hart at No Filter.jpg
Mamrie Hart singing at No Filter in 2013
Born Mamrie Lillian Hart
(1983-09-22) September 22, 1983 (age 30)
Boonville, North Carolina, U.S.
Residence New York, Los Angeles
Nationality American
Occupation Internet personality, actress, comedienne, singer.
Years active 2009–present

Mamrie Lillian Hart (born 22 September 1983) is an American comedic actress, writer, and performer.[1] She gained popularity in mid-2009 through her online Youtube show You Deserve A Drink. She co-wrote, co-produced and co-starred in the 2014 film Camp Takota.

Personal life[edit]

Hart was born in New Jersey and went to high school in Boonville, North Carolina. Her father is actor David Hart and her mother is a high school English teacher. She has a brother named David and a sister named Annie.[2] Her parents were divorced when she was nine years old.[3] While the pronunciation of her first name often confuses people, she has said it was a tribute to her great grandmother, Lillian Mamrie. Hart earned her Bachelor of Arts in theater from UNC-Chapel Hill. Upon graduation, she moved to New York City to pursue "serious acting."[4]

Career[edit]

In 1991 Mamrie sang on one song on the CD Christmas Time's A Comin' recorded by Alan Autry and members of the TV series In the Heat of the NIght. Mamrie joined her brother and sister along with a group of youth simply called "The Kids." Among the group were co-producer Alan Autry's daughter Lauren and co-producer Randall Franks's nieces Seantee, Tessy and Crystal and his nephew Robbie. "The Kids" joined Autry on his recording "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer."

Cudzoo and the Faggettes[edit]

Cudzoo and the Faggettes[5] is a band known for its humorous, innuendo-laden lyrical content and live shows.[6] Mamrie ‘Mametown’ Hart joined forces with Erin ‘E-Bomb’ McCarson and Jessica ‘J-Train’ Bartley and formed a band called Cudzoo & the Faggettes. They came up with the name because Cudzoo was a type of Japanese wine they liked, of which they altered the spelling. The Faggettes are their backing band. They refer to their own style as a mixture between dirty doo wop and vintage rock. They often perform in New York, although the band is currently on a hiatus because Hart is residing in Los Angeles for the time being. They have released two albums, The Prettiest Girls With The Filthiest Mouths (2009) and Daddy Issues (2012).[7] The most notable singles are "Daddy Issues" and "New York Girls".

YouTube[edit]

Mamrie joined YouTube on June 20, 2009. She began her main channel, You Deserve A Drink (YDAD), on March 13, 2011, where she primarily posts weekly instructional mixology videos, with a unique cocktail presented in each, allowing her to combine her past work experience as a bartender with performing.[8] The videos contain pop culture references, sexual innuendo and numerous puns, and occasionally she makes drinks for celebrities that she feels deserve a drink.[9] Once the drink is finished, Mamrie then encourages viewers to make the cocktail themselves then rewatch the video, using it as a drinking game wherein the participant takes a drink each time she makes a pun. Her favorite drink is a gin gimlet, straight up.

Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart onstage with Mamrie at No Filter in Portland, Oregon, in December 2013

Mamrie periodically collaborates with other YouTube personalities, such as Hannah Hart (no relation), Grace Helbig, and Tyler Oakley. She has also performed in videos by other YouTube entities like Rainn Wilson's Soul Pancake[10] and stars in Sing-A-Gram on My Damn Channel.[11]

On May 7, 2013, Mamrie introduced her audience to her second YouTube channel, Mametown, on her Tumblr page. Prior to this, the account did not contain any videos despite being created back in 2009. Hart aims to upload videos unrelated to YDAD. She initially requested viewers to recommend what she should post on the channel.[12]

Upright Citizens Brigade[edit]

Mamrie wrote and performed sketches with the Upright Citizens Brigade at the Chelsea location in New York, both live and in online shorts.[13] One recurring collaboration with Stephen Soroka under the title BOF (best of friends, rhymes with "oaf")[14] was nominated for Best Sketch Group at the 2010 and 2011 ECNY Awards.[15] She also wrote and starred with fellow alums Gabe Liedman and Jim Santangeli on the Cooking Channel's online sketch comedy show, Fodder.[16]

#NoFilter[edit]

In 2012, Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart, and Mamrie put together a live variety show which they named #NoFilter with comedy sketches, improv, giveaways and songs. In contrast with many live performances, they encourage documentation of the show by the audience.[17] They have also re-enacted fan fiction written by tumblr users which includes all three women.

TV and film[edit]

Mamrie has appeared in several television commercials, including a campaign for La-Z-Boy featuring Brooke Shields.[18] She appeared in an episode of "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" season 2 episode "Ocupado" as Theresa.

She was also involved in YouTube's Comedy Week program which began on May 19, 2013.

On August 2, 2013 Hart announced on the main stage at VidCon 2013 that she would be starring in her first feature film alongside friends Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart.[19] Hart co-wrote the script with Lydia Genner. Camp Takota stars Helbig as a young woman who is forced to leave her big city job and head back to her old summer camp where she is reunited with old friends played by Hannah and Mamrie. The film, directed by Chris & Nick Riedell, began shooting in California on August 12, 2013.[20] The film's official trailer was released on December 24, 2013 on Hart's, Helbig's and Hannah's respective main YouTube channels, as well as on the film's official website.[21][22][23][24] On February 5, 2014, an extended trailer was released on Helbig's it'sGrace channel and on the Camp Takota website [25][24] Camp Takota was released via digital download on February 14, 2014.[26][27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UCB Theatre • Mamrie Hart". Newyork.ucbtheatre.com. Retrieved 2013-09-17. 
  2. ^ "sistas are doing it for themselves! | Mamrie's Weblog". Mamrie.wordpress.com. 2009-03-30. Retrieved 2013-09-17. 
  3. ^ Patel, Sahil (January 21, 2014). "Exclusive: Mamrie Hart to Bring Boozy Memoir ‘You Deserve a Drink’ to Fans in 2015". Video Ink. Retrieved March 29, 2014. 
  4. ^ O'Keefe, Meghan. "Inside With: Steve Soroka and Mamrie Hart of BoF". The Apiary. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Cudzoo and the Faggettes home page". Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  6. ^ Matthews, Cameron. "Cudzoo and the Faggettes Own Their Crazy With 'Daddy Issues'". Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Cudzoo & the Faggettes". AllMusic.com. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  8. ^ Main, Sami. "Had A Hard Day? YouTube’s Mamrie Hart Believes 'You Deserve A Drink'". Buzzfeed. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  9. ^ Brogan, Taylor. "A Mamrie After My Own Hart". Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  10. ^ "Family Business - The Flipside". SoulPancake. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  11. ^ "Sing-A-Gram". My Damn Channel. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  12. ^ Hart, Mamrie. "May 7, 2013". Tumblr. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  13. ^ "UCBcomedy.com Performers: Mamrie Hart". Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  14. ^ "BoF: It's Pronounced Boaf!". Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  15. ^ "UCBcomedy.com Talent: Mamrie Hart". Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  16. ^ Martineau, Chantal. "Fodder Takes the Piss out of Foodie-Ism". Food Republic. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  17. ^ Nick Zaino (May 23, 2013). "With 'Daily Grace' videos, comedian builds fan base". Boston Globe. Retrieved 24 May 2013. "subscription required" 
  18. ^ "Neighbor". Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  19. ^ Gutelle, Sam (2013-08-02). "Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart, Mamrie Hart to Chill at 'Camp Takota'". Tubefilter.com. Retrieved 2013-09-10. 
  20. ^ "Camp Takota". Chill. Retrieved 2013-09-10. 
  21. ^ "The Offical Camp Takota Trailer". YouTube. 2013-12-24. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  22. ^ "CAMP TAKOTA TRAILER - Harto Version". YouTube. 2013-12-24. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  23. ^ "Camp Takota's Trailer! I'm Freaking Out!". YouTube. 2013-12-24. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  24. ^ a b "Camp Takota". Camp Takota. 2014-02-14. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  25. ^ "Camp Takota Official Extended Trailer". YouTube. 2014-02-05. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  26. ^ "Camp Takota Trailer: Redux". YouTube. 2014-01-14. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  27. ^ "CAMP TAKOTA RELEASE DATE ANNOUNCED!1!". YouTube. 2014-01-14. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 

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