“Is there one person I’m intimidated by? Yes. Mandy Stadtmiller.” — Paul Shaffer
After leaving a career in journalism behind (The Washington Post, The Village Voice, The Des Moines Register) to marry her college sweetheart, Mandy Stadtmiller created a blog in 2004 to rediscover her voice again. A year later (and all in the same week) she turned 30, got divorced and was hired as an entertainment writer for The New York Post, the fifth largest newspaper in the country.
In the six years since, she’s won the title of Funniest Reporter in New York, placed in the semi-finals of the Funniest Stand-Up in New York, created a “Sex and the City”-style dating column that became a Gawker.com sensation, ranked one of the Top 200 Most Influential Print Reporters, according to Mediaite.com, and become a frequent contributor to the gossip pages of Page Six. She has been described as “funny and sexy” by Punchline Magazine, Mediabistro.com calls her a “longtime favorite of ours,” and Gawker.com wrote, “Okay, Mandy: We get it. You win.”
In 2012, she became deputy editor at xoJane.com.
With her blog listed as one of the Top 10 by New York women and more than 100,000 followers on Twitter and more than 20,000 fans on Facebook, she is ranked in the Top 100 as a comedian on Wefollow.com and Topsy.com describes her as “highly influential.”
Comedian Jim Norton says her “writing is caustic and funny and her standup is the same,” Howard Stern’s sidekick Artie Lange once remarked in a revealing, hour-long interview she should be a “shrink” for her incisive style, and Andy Dick made worldwide headlines when he bit and groped her after a Comedy Central roast, saying, “Please baby, please baby please, put something nice, please,” an interview which sent him straight to rehab.
In 2010, she went undercover as a client to hire the nation’s first legal male prostitute, a story which ranked in the Top 10 most-read articles on nypost.com five days running, and resulted in media attention everywhere from “The Colbert Report” to “The Joy Behar Show” to the front-page of Turkey’s English language newspaper. Manhattan’s comedy blog The Apiary wrote, “While most people live in constant fear of one day becoming a New York Post cover story, ace Post writer Mandy Stadtmiller fully embraces it. With her naked body!” One month later the “prosti-dude” quit the business.
Published in “My Parents Were Awesome” (Villard, 2011) and the “Rejected” anthology (HarperCollins) which Publishers Weekly noted as “remarkable” and highlighted her contribution, Stadtmiller has contributed to Playgirl, The LA Times, The Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel and Comedy Central as a featured comedian blogger. Her TV appearances include “The Insider,” “Howard Stern TV,” “The Joy Behar Show,” “Fuse’s “Ten Great Reasons,” FOX’s “Good Day New York,” Fox’s “Red Eye,” VH1’s “Rockumentaries” and NBC-LX.
In February 2012, she quit The New York Post and announced her upcoming ebook in the style of “The Devil Wears Prada” about her time working for News Corp. — including her time appearing on the front page of the newspaper with a gigolo — called “News Whore.”
One of her friends calls her the “meanest nice person you will ever meet.” This is true.
New York Comedy Festival, moderating “The Craft of Comedic Storytelling (11/12/11)
Comedic Take on the Headlines (video), New York Comedy Festival, NY Post (11/10/11)
“‘My Parents Were Awesome’ featuring well-known New York writer Mandy Stadtmiller...”, NY1 @ :3:21 (6/14/11)
Valentine’s Day Heartbreak Haven: “…featuring Tom Shillue, Seth Herzog, Mandy Stadtmiller…” (2/14/11)
In The Flesh: “Comedy Sex Night” (11/4/10)
Jezebel: “Demi Lovato and the Disney Curse” (11/3/10)
Celebitchy: “Lindsay Lohan will be degraded, demoralized as Linda Lovelace” (5/31/10)
Gawker: “Julia Allison Leads New York’s women into cold, sexless future” (5/11/10)
Perez Hilton: “Quitter!” (3/27/10)
The Comics’ Comic “Gerard Butler Helps Godfrey With a Heckler” (3/27/10)
The Colbert Report: “Alpha Dog of the Week: Markus Bestin” (2/9/10)
Gawker: “Gynecology Saves Journalism” (2/2/10)
The Apiary: “Mandy Stadtmiller, Prosti-DudeÂ Bring New Meaning to Embedded Journalism” (2/2/10)
The Huffington Post: “The New York Post has the long and desultory audio from an interview Dick gave to reporter Mandy Stadtmiller backstage…” (1/26/10)
Monsters and Critics: “Author and comic Artie Lange’s revealing interview” (1/8/10)
Be Chic Mag: “10 Rules of Cheating?!” (10/23/10)
Deadspin: “…The real icing on the cake is Mandy Stadtmiller’s only somewhat tongue-in-cheek breakdown…” (10/22/09)
No Fact Zone: “More Quotes from the Second City Unscripted” (10/5/09)
Pop Rock Candy Mountain: “Comic of the Week: Mandy Stadtmiller” (1/26/09)
Publisher’s Weekly: “The overall quality of the work is remarkable…[from anthology Rejected]” (1/12/09)
Punchline Magazine: “…funny and sexy Mandy Stadtmiller…” (1/06/09)
Jossip:“How America Spilled Carrie’s Cosmo, and Ruined it Forever“ (4/14/08)
Fleshbot: “New Yorkers On Top (And Bottom)“ (4/2/08)
Mediabistro:“So The New York Post Goes to an S&M Club“ (4/2/08)
Gawker: “New York’s Casanova Paul Janka Uses Looney Tunes to Nail Girls“ (12/13/07)
Jezebel: “Some Sexy Men Actually Not So Hot“ (11/15/07)
Comedy Central: “Video: Mandy Stadtmiller“ (10/25/07)
The Apiary: “Inside with Mandy Stadtmiller“ (7/20/07)
Comedy Central: “Mandy Stadtmiller Asks The Hard Questions“ (4/24/07)
Push Creative: “Talent Spotlight, Mandy Stadtmiller“ (3/8/07)
Jossip: “Stadtmiller Standup“ (2/21/07)
Gawker: “Getting Inn“ (2/6/07)
A Socialite’s Life: “Video in the Morning: Mandy Stadtmiller“ (9/19/06)
The Washington Post: “The Male of the Specious“ (12/31/06)
Gawker: “Mandy Stadtmiller Just a Girl Who Can’t Say No” (12/21/06)
Best Week Ever: “One Big Dick“ (8/18/06)
Mediabistro: “What a Dick“ (8/16/06)
Comedy Central: “Comedian Guest Blogger Mandy Stadtmiller“ (9/12/06)