Joe Mande

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Joe Mande
Joe Mande.jpg
Performing at Bumbershoot, 2010
Born (1983-03-16) March 16, 1983 (age 34)
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Medium Internet
Nationality American
Alma mater Emerson College
Years active 2005–present

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


Mande graduated from private school Emerson College in Boston,[1] 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.[2] He is also the author of the book Look At This Fucking Hipster.

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.

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." [4] He was briefly held up by Kickstarter, who initially rejected the project, saying that it didn't "create something to share with others."[5] After reading Mande's appeal, the Kickstarter was finally allowed to begin.[6] It ran from July 16 - August 15, 2014, and if you donate $1,000 Mande will "mention your name on the podcast or something." [7]


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.[8][9]

Personal life[edit]

Mande is Jewish.[10]


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 5 episodes
2016 Animals. Branch (voice) Episode: "Pigeons."
2016 Love Jeffrey Episode: "Party in the Hills"


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  2. ^ "Watch comedian Joe Mande's late night debut on "Conan"". September 28, 2011. 
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  4. ^ Bradford, Evans. "Joe Mande Will Start a Podcast If People Give Him a Million Dollars Via Kickstarter". The Awl. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Mande, Joe. "Appeal". Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  6. ^ Mande, Joe. "WE DID IT, Y'ALL!". Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  7. ^ Mande, Joe. "The Million Dollar Podcast". The Million Dollar Podcast. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  8. ^ Cathcart, Olivia. "Joe Mande releases his comedy mixtape 'Bitchface' today". The Laugh Button. The Laugh Button. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "Joe Mande Review: Bitchface". Retrieved 11 December 2016. 
  10. ^ "WATCH: Are Hanukkah And Christmas Equal? Joe Mande Doesn't Think So". Huffington Post. 21 December 2011. 

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