Cast Member

Vance Degeneres

He was born and raised in New Orleans, eventually moving to New York to begin his career in comedy as the original “Mr. Hands” of “The Mr. Bill Show” seen on Saturday Night Live. Vance was also a professional musician in several bands during the 80s, including “House of Schock” on Capital Records. He returned to TV in ’91, writing for a number of different shows, including sitcoms and creating several pilots.

Vance was a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart from 1999-2001. After leaving the show in 2001, Vance returned to Los Angeles and has been writing and producing, most recently writing for the 2007 Academy Awards.

Vance co-runs Carousel Productions, Steve Carell’s production company at Warner Bros.