Joe Mande

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Joe Mande
Joe Mande.jpg
Mande performing at Bumbershoot in 2009
Birth nameJoseph Mande
Born (1983-03-16) March 16, 1983 (age 37)
Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
  • Stand up
  • television
  • internet
Alma materEmerson College
Years active2005–present
Kylie Augustine
(m. 2015)

Joseph Mande (born March 16, 1983) is an American stand-up comedian, writer and actor.

Early life[edit]

Mande was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Louis Mande, a lawyer, and Deborah Mande, a judge.[1] He moved to St. Paul, Minnesota at the age of ten[2] and graduated from Central High School in 2001.[3][4] He attended Emerson College in Boston where he received a BFA in writing.[5]


In his early career, Joe Mande created website "Look at this Fucking Hipster" ( in April 2009 as a way to help his dad answer the question, "Is that a hipster?" Within months, with millions of followers and dozens of parodies, it became a cultural phenomenon, referenced in media, newspapers, blogs, and more, and he turned it into a book entitled, Look at This F*cking Hipster.[6]

Mande has appeared on such TV shows as Comedy Central's The Half Hour, VH1's Best Week Ever and Conan.[7]

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.[8] He has also written for the Comedy Central sketch series Kroll Show, and the Adult Swim series Delocated. He was a producer for the first season of Aziz Ansari's Netflix series Master of None and played Todd in James Franco's film The Disaster Artist. He writes for the NBC sitcom The Good Place, created by Parks and Recreation co-creator Mike Schur.[9]

In 2017, Mande released a Netflix comedy special called Joe Mande's Award Winning Comedy Special.


Mande released his first comedy album, Bitchface, on March 14, 2014. The album is in the style of a mixtape with voicemail messages from Fabolous, Roy Hibbert, Jenny Slate, Nick Kroll, Aziz Ansari, The RZA and Amy Poehler.[10][11]

Personal life[edit]

Mande married Kylie Augustine in 2015.[12]

Prior to posting a note on his Twitter account stating that he would no longer use it,[13] Mande was most known for using social media to troll famous people and businesses. He claimed to have purchased many of his followers.[14] Mande's activity on Twitter has led to a cease-and-desist letter from La Croix Sparkling Water, initiating an argument with former NBA player Gilbert Arenas and accusations of abusing his platform to promote cyberbullying.[15][16][17]


Year Title Role Notes
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
2014-2015 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Isaac Episodes: "Charges and Specs"
"The 9-8"
2014 The Interview Joe
2015–2018 Modern Family Ben 12 episodes[9]
2016 Animals. Branch (voice) Episode: "Pigeons."
2016 Love Jeffrey Episode: "Party in the Hills"
2017 Desus & Mero Himself Episode: S1 E145, August 14, 2017"
2017–2020 The Good Place Toddrick Hemple (voice) Also writer & Producer
2019 The Selection Spin-off of The Good Place
Episode: "The Takeout Order"


  1. ^ "Wilder Mande". Jewish Exponent. 30 October 2017.
  2. ^ Johnson, Joey (September 3, 2019). "Humor Us: Joe Mande's Reign Won't Let Up". Central Track.
  3. ^ Gustafson, Amy Carlson (October 28, 2016). "Comedian Joe Mande returns home to support Philando Castile (and the Timberwolves)". Pioneer Press.
  4. ^ Mullen, Mike (November 2, 2016). "Joe Mande on St. Paul, trolling, Philando Castile, and war with LaCroix". City Pages.
  5. ^ "Joe Mande | Authors | Macmillan". US Macmillan.
  6. ^ Luippold, Ross (30 August 2011). "Joe Mande Vs. Gilbert Arenas: Twitter Fight Between Comic And NBA Star Gets Personal". The Huffington Post.
  7. ^ Gavilanes, Erik (September 28, 2011). "Watch comedian Joe Mande's late night debut on "Conan"". Laughspin. Archived from the original on October 1, 2011. Retrieved February 6, 2012.
  8. ^ Evans, Bradford (9 January 2014). "10 'Parks and Rec' Writers Who Have Played Characters on the Show". Splitsider. Archived from the original on 27 April 2018. Retrieved 7 October 2018 – via Vulture.
  9. ^ a b "Joe Mande". IMDb. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  10. ^ Cathcart, Olivia (March 14, 2014). "Joe Mande releases his comedy mixtape 'Bitchface' today". The Laugh Button. The Laugh Button. Retrieved April 27, 2014.
  11. ^ Ham, Robert (March 20, 2014). "Joe Mande Review: Bitchface". Paste. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  12. ^ "Joe Mande Married! Inside Low-Key Wedding Ceremony With Wife". Live Ramp Up. February 8, 2018. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  13. ^ Danette, Chavez (17 October 2017). "Joe Mande Quits Twitter, Calls it a "Fucking Hellscape"". The A.V. Club. G/O Media.
  14. ^ Larson, Lauren (24 March 2016). "What Happens When You Buy 1 Million Twitter Followers?". GQ. Condé Nast.
  15. ^ Luippold, Ross (30 August 2011). "Joe Mande Vs. Gilbert Arenas: Twitter Fight Between Comic And NBA Star Gets Personal". The Huffington Post.
  16. ^ Beer, Jeff (12 May 2014). "How Do You Solve A Problem Like Joe Mande?". Fast Company.
  17. ^ "Cruel and twisted attacks on Barron Trump expose the dangers of online bullying". 10 Eyewitness News. 24 January 2017. Archived from the original on 2018-06-12.

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