Joe Mande

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Joe Mande
Joe Mande.jpg
Performing at Bumbershoot, 2010
Birth name Joseph Mande
Born (1983-03-16) March 16, 1983 (age 35)
Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
Medium Internet
Alma mater Emerson College
Years active 2005–present

Joseph Mande (born March 16, 1983) is an American stand-up comedian, writer and actor. He is best known for his stand-up comedy and as a TV writer for NBC's Parks & Recreation and The Good Place.

Early life[edit]

Mande was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Louis Mande, a lawyer, and Deborah Mande, a judge.[1]


Mande has appeared on such TV shows as Comedy Central's The Half Hour, VH1's Best Week Ever and Conan.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4]

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.[5][6]

Twitter account[edit]

Prior to posting a note on his Twitter account in October 2017 where he stated that he would no longer use the account,[7] Mande was known for using social media to troll famous people and businesses. He claimed to have purchased many of his followers.[8] Mande's activity on Twitter has led to a cease-and-desist letter from La Croix Sparkling Water, an argument with former NBA player Gilbert Arenas and accusations of cyberbullying among other things.[9][10][11]

Personal life[edit]

Mande married Kylie Augustine in 2015.[12]


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 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Isaac Episode: "Charges and Specs"
2014 The Interview Joe
2015–present Modern Family Ben 12 episodes[4]
2016 Animals. Branch (voice) Episode: "Pigeons."
2016 Love Jeffrey Episode: "Party in the Hills"
2017 Desus & Mero Himself Episode: S1 E145, August 14, 2017"


  1. ^ "WILDER MANDE". 30 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Watch comedian Joe Mande's late night debut on "Conan"". September 28, 2011.
  3. ^ "10 'Parks and Rec' Writers Who Have Played Characters on the Show". 9 January 2014. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Joe Mande". IMDb. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  5. ^ Cathcart, Olivia. "Joe Mande releases his comedy mixtape 'Bitchface' today". The Laugh Button. The Laugh Button. Retrieved 27 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Joe Mande Review: Bitchface". Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Joe Mande Quits Twitter, Calls it a "Fucking Hellscape"". 17 October 2017.
  8. ^ "What Happens When You Buy 1 Million Twitter Followers?". 24 March 2016.
  9. ^ "Joe Mande Vs. Gilbert Arenas: Twitter Fight Between Comic And NBA Star Gets Personal". 30 August 2011.
  10. ^ "How Do You Solve A Problem Like Joe Mande?". 12 May 2014.
  11. ^ "Cruel and twisted attacks on Barron Trump expose the dangers of online bullying". 24 January 2017.
  12. ^ "Joe Mande Married! Inside Low-Key Wedding Ceremony With Wife". Live Ramp Up. Retrieved 10 October 2018.

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