Small Town Throw Down is telecast Wednesday, May 20, 10pm on Discovery. Touring the country doing stand-up, comedian Mo Mandel (pictured at top) has seen much of America. It was during those travels that his fascination with the reputations many of the places he visited was born, and he began wondering what makes a place the 'The Drunkest', 'The Smelliest', or 'The Most Boring' town in America? So Mandel set about to unveil the truth behind the monikers giving rise to the Discovery Channel special Small Town Throw Down. "I grew up in the tiny town of Boonville, CA, that has about 700 people," Mandel explained during an exclusive interview with MediaVillage. "Because it's called Boonville, and it's a small place and a little like The Boonies, I'd always get made fun of. Still, I had a real appreciation for the place, how great it was, and that's something that always stuck with me. So as a standup comedian always out on the road, there were these towns around America that people made fun of without ever checking out how great they were; towns I loved, and I'd ask myself, 'Why do people make fun of them?' They were great places and [to me] that sucked.
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