Performing at Bumbershoot, 2010
March 16, 1983 |
Albuquerque, New Mexico
|Alma mater||Emerson College|
In 2009, Time Out New York named Mande the city's “Best New Comedian.”
Mande was a writer for the final three seasons of the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, also appearing in seven episodes as Pawnee resident Morris Lerpiss. He has also written for the Comedy Central sketch series Kroll Show, and the Adult Swim series Delocated.
On July 14, 2014, it was announced that Mande had posted a Kickstarter for "The Million Dollar Podcast", saying that if he raised one million dollars he would interview "comedians and musicians and shit like that."  He was briefly held up by Kickstarter, who initially rejected the project, saying that it didn't "create something to share with others." After reading Mande's appeal, the Kickstarter was finally allowed to begin. It ran from July 16 - August 15, 2014, and if you donate $1,000 Mande will "mention your name on the podcast or something."  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 his friends Fabolous, Roy Hibbert, Jenny Slate, Nick Kroll, Aziz Ansari, and voicemail messages from The RZA and Amy Poehler.
Activity on Twitter
Joe Mande is a prolific user of Twitter, and has earned recognition as an "internet rascal." Mande is known for calling out celebrities for myopic and offensive Twitter and Instagram posts by retweeting or joking about it. 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.
Mande was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and grew up in Saint Paul, Minnesota, attending Saint Paul Central High School. He is Jewish. Passionate about rap music and basketball, Mande was admitted into Justin Bieber's crew in 2014. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife Kylie.
|2013||Money From Strangers||Himself||5 episodes|
|2012–2015||Parks and Recreation||Morris Lerpiss||7 episodes; Also Writer|
|2013||Kroll Show||Elon Faizon||2 episodes; Also Writer|
|2014||Brooklyn Nine-Nine||Isaac||Episode: "Charges and Specs"|
|2015||Modern Family||Ben||Episode: "Closet? You'll Love It!"|
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- Cathcart, Olivia. "Joe Mande releases his comedy mixtape ‘Bitchface’ today". The Laugh Button. The Laugh Button. Retrieved 27 April 2014.
- "Joe Mande Vs. Gilbert Arenas: Twitter Fight Between Comic And NBA Star Gets Personal (TWEETS)". huffingtonpost.com. 2011-08-30.
- "WATCH: Are Hanukkah And Christmas Equal? Joe Mande Doesn't Think So". Huffington Post. 21 December 2011.