They were two bartenders with one shared affliction - Mansy. American Mansy.
Years in the making, they now produce one of the fastest growing podcasts and blogs in the world. 60 countries, thousands of monthly downloads - and counting.
'Uncle' @Todd_Behrend, a recovering Mansy-holic, was born and raised in New York. After swimming for the University of Miami Hurricanes he became an actor in Chicago, understudying and performing in three productions with the great Steppenwolf Theatre. He had the honor of working with Rondi Reed, Frank Galati, Austin Pendleton, Jessica Thebus, Martha Lavey, Ian Barford, and John Malkovich, among others. Also a writer, he is an expert on travel to Spain and on Los Toros — La Fiesta Brava. His podcast and blog on travel to Spain debuts this year.
Dave 'The Masshole' Friedrich, the original Mansy-holic now in full recovery on the other side, was born the youngest of eight in Massachusetts. Growing up at the mercy of his older brothers, as a child they woke him up with Right-Guard aerosol showers and stuffed him into a barrel, rolling him down Brownheart's Hill. Many times. At the bottom of that hill, however, The Masshole was born. An over twenty-year veteran of the restaurant business from dishwasher to regional manager, he has interacted with over a half-million people, witnessing firsthand the Mansification of America in the habitat where people most let their guards down — where they eat and drink. He believes in ghosts, the New England Patriots, and the Boston Red Sox.