Joe Mande

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Joe Mande
Joe Mande.jpg
Mande performing at Bumbershoot in 2010
Birth nameJoseph Mande
Born (1983-03-16) March 16, 1983 (age 36)
Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
  • Stand up
  • television
  • internet
Alma materEmerson College
Years active2005–present
Kylie Augustine (m. 2015) Edit this at Wikidata

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]


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]

Personal life[edit]

Mande married Kylie Augustine in 2015.[7]

Prior to posting a note on his Twitter account stating that he would no longer use it,[8] Mande was most known for using social media to troll famous people and businesses. He claimed to have purchased many of his followers.[9] 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.[10][11][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 Episodes: "Charges and Specs"
"Serve & Protect"
2014 The Interview Joe
2015–2018 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"
2017–present The Good Place Toddrick Hemple (voice) Writer & Producer


  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 Married! Inside Low-Key Wedding Ceremony With Wife". Live Ramp Up. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Joe Mande Quits Twitter, Calls it a "Fucking Hellscape"". 17 October 2017.
  9. ^ "What Happens When You Buy 1 Million Twitter Followers?". 24 March 2016.
  10. ^ "Joe Mande Vs. Gilbert Arenas: Twitter Fight Between Comic And NBA Star Gets Personal". 30 August 2011.
  11. ^ "How Do You Solve A Problem Like Joe Mande?". 12 May 2014.
  12. ^ "Cruel and twisted attacks on Barron Trump expose the dangers of online bullying". 24 January 2017.

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