Raised by hippies in the woods of northern California, Mo Mandel used to lie awake at night listening to his mother's samba band practicing in the room next door. This is when Mo first considered performing himself, more specifically, performing matricide.....Flash forward to 2010, Mo Mandel has established himself as one of the most talented and entertaining entertainers in entertainment. Though not good at writing bios, Mandel first gained national attention by winning Comedy Central's "Open Mic Fight" in 2007, and has since made numerous appearances on the network, including a stand out performance on "Live at Gotham," as well as starring in all eight episodes of the cult hit show, "Reality Bites Back." Mandel has also made numerous on "Chelsea Lately," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," appeared at the Montreal Comedy Festival, sold his own television show to FX, and has a highly rated half-hour special playing in rotation on Comedy Central. Most recently Mandel was chosen to play one of the leads in a new sitcom pilot for FOX by the creators of "Will and Grace," opposite Emmy award winning actress Laurie Metcalf and Jere Burns.