Joe Mande

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Joe Mande
Joe Mande.jpg
Performing at Bumbershoot, 2010
Born (1983-03-16) March 16, 1983 (age 31)
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Medium Stand-up, writer
Nationality American
Alma mater Emerson College
Years active 2005 – present

Joe Mande (born March 16, 1983) is an American stand-up comedian, writer, and Twitter rascal[1] based in Los Angeles.


Mande is an alumnus of Emerson College in Boston,[2] where he formed a sketch comedy group with Harris Wittels and Armen Weitzman.

Mande has appeared on such TV shows as Comedy Central's The Half Hour, VH1's Best Week Ever and Conan.[3] He is also the author of the book Look At This Fucking Hipster.

In 2009, Time Out New York named Mande the city's “Best New Comedian.”[4]

Mande is currently a writer for the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation. He has also written for the Comedy Central sketch series Kroll Show, and the Adult Swim series Delocated.

On July 14, it was announced that Mande had posted a Kickstarter for "The Milllion Dollar Podcast", saying that if he raised one million dollars he would interview "comedians and musicians and shit like that." [5] He was briefly held up by Kickstarter, who initially rejected the project, saying that it didn't "create something to share with others."[6] After reading Mande's appeal, the Kickstarter was finally allowed to begin.[7] It will ran from July 16 - August 15, 2014, and if you donate $1,000 Mande will "mention your name on the podcast or something." [8] Only $30,000 was raised.


Mande released his first comedy album, Bitchface on March 14, 2014. The album was done in the style of a mixtape with appearances by Fabolous, Roy Hibbert, Jenny Slate, Nick Kroll, Aziz Ansari, and voicemail messages from The RZA and Amy Poehler.[9]

Activity on Twitter[edit]

Joe Mande is a prolific user of Twitter, and has earned recognition as an "internet rascal."[1] In 2011 Mande rubbed NBA player Gilbert Arenas the wrong way when the comedian made several tweets referencing tweets Arenas had made about his poor treatment of women and the many ridiculous Twitter profile photos Arenas had used. He subsequently re-tweeted Arenas' malformed response tweets.[10]

Podcast guest[edit]

Mande has been a guest on numerous comedy podcasts such as How Was Your Week?,[11] How Did This Get Made?,[12] Sklarboro Country,[13] You Made It Weird,[1] Yo, Is This Racist?,[14] Call Chelsea Peretti[15] and WTF with Marc Maron.[16]


  1. ^ a b c "YOU MADE IT WEIRD: JOE MANDE". February 3, 2012. 
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  3. ^ "Watch comedian Joe Mande’s late night debut on "Conan"". September 28, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Joe Mande". 
  5. ^ Bradford, Evans. "Joe Mande Will Start a Podcast If People Give Him a Million Dollars Via Kickstarter". The Awl. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  6. ^ Mande, Joe. "Appeal". Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  7. ^ Mande, Joe. "WE DID IT, Y'ALL!". Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  8. ^ Mande, Joe. "The Million Dollar Podcast". The Million Dollar Podcast. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  9. ^ Cathcart, Olivia. "Joe Mande releases his comedy mixtape ‘Bitchface’ today". The Laugh Button. The Laugh Button. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "Joe Mande Vs. Gilbert Arenas: Twitter Fight Between Comic And NBA Star Gets Personal (TWEETS)". 2011-08-30. 
  11. ^ "How Was Your Week?". Neko Case, Joe Mande "All The Way To Canada" Episode 8. 
  12. ^ "Jingle All The Way". 
  13. ^ "Twitter King Me". 
  14. ^ Ti, Andrew. "Episode 45: Energy Drank". Yo, Is This Racist?. Earwolf. Retrieved 23 December 2012. 
  15. ^ "Call Chelsea Peretti". "What Do You Bring to the Table?". 
  16. ^ "Episode 142 - Joe Mande". 

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