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    Issue 40 Next Gen Mickey Meyer - P 2013
    Christopher Patey
    Mickey Meyer
    JASH, co-founder

    Meyer has been described as the Don Draper of the Internet.

    A pioneer in the digital space, the New York native co-founded JASH, an original programming portal featuring the work of some of comedy's hottest names, including Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Reggie Watts and Tim & Eric. His goal: to produce high-quality web content at a relatively low cost.

    Additionally, the married father of one, who graduated from USC and became an integral early employee at Maker Studios, helped launch and curate YouTube's first-ever comedy week. He also advises the White House on how to use YouTube to its advantage.

    FIRST JOB: Intern and then PA on The West Wing.

    20 YEARS FROM NOW: I hope I'll still be experimenting. That's the best part about the Internet now -- it's still the Wild Wild West. If you're not having fun right now in the digital space, you're not doing it right.

    IF I'M NOT WORKING: Playing with my son. I never thought that I'd be as obsessed with him as I am. We played Avengers for three hours the other night.

    IF I WEREN'T IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY: I play hockey, so in an ideal world I'd be playing hockey professionally.

    BOOK ON MY NIGHTSTAND: Tina Fey's Bossypants

    HUMILIATING PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: There were a lot of transsexual hookers who worked the corners at this one production company's office. Because we had a parking lot that was a little off the path, they would always go in the corner and poop. So my second week of working in that office, I had to go out and pick up poop.

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