Posted in books | comedy | music | pictures on March 24, 2010

photos by Tim Griffin, words by Klaus Kinski

Joe Mande @ Club DeVille
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2007 ECNY Emerging Comic Award winning comedian Joe Mande is a major favorite of mine, and he's no stranger to the Brooklyn Vegan Live Event Planning Committee (not a real committee). Not only was he on the bill of the very first installment of our epic comedy / music show Rock n' RoFL, Joe (who also performed at the Stereogum party on Saturday) was also one of two comedians to perform to a chatty crowd at the BrooklynVegan / DailyMotion SxSW Day Party on Friday March 19th, 2010. Tig Notaro was the other comedian on our show, and another personal favorite (you may know her as officer Tig on the Sarah Silverman Program).

I didn't realize until very recently that Joe has been working on a book and that it is set to drop on Tuesday March 30, 2010. The book, entitled Look At This Fucking Hipster, began as a modest Tumblr blog but quickly ballooned into a heavily followed phenomenon.

Look at this Fucking Hipster (LATFH.com) was born in April 2009 as a way to help author Joe Mande help his dad answer the question, "Is that a hipster?" Months later, with millions of followers and dozens of parodies, it has become a cultural phenomenon, referenced in media, newspapers, blogs, and more.

Look at This Fucking Hipster is a collection of photos, snarky captions and short essays exploring--and, let's be honest, poking fun at--the wide world of hipster culture, from Williamsburg to Silver Lake and points between. Chapters cover types of hipsters, celebrity hipsters, hipsters through the ages, hipster love connections, and the next generation of hipsters (AKA hipster babies).

To celebrate the release of the book (which you can get at Amazon), the March 31, 2010 installment of Totally J/K with Joe and Noah at NYC's UCB Theater will be devoted to celebrating its release with guests including Reggie Watts, Kurt Braunohler & Kristen Schaal (who you can also catch this Friday, 3/26 at Karma Lounge), BEEAAAANNSSS, and MANY MORE. And don't forget that the UCB theater is a dark, dank, subterranean venue that always has $2 hipster champagne (PBR). So grab your mom's glasses, your tightest jeans, your daddy's Red Wings (that may have actually seen some hard labor in their past), and your terrible cassette tape / bird / star tattoos and join the fun!

P.S. By BEEAAAANNSSS we assume they mean they got the actual Darren Mabee (a regular character on the latfh site) to make an appearance.

More pictures from our SXSW party, and a video of Joe interviewing Ben Gibbard at the Stereogum party (with Scott from Stereogum), below....

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Tig Notaro (on the inside stage)

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Joe Mande (on the outside stage)

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Comments (16)

I read this post, then scrolled down, and when I saw the pic of the bass player for Oh No Ono, I thought, "Look at that fucking hipster."

Posted by soy salami | March 24, 2010 1:18 PM

He should have turned to the camera and did a "look at this fucking hipster" about the Stereogum guy. What an incredibly smugly unfunny Gibbard interview that was.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2010 1:28 PM

REALLY? 4 pictures of a guy speaking into a microphone? really?

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2010 1:45 PM

I saw some guy walking down Bedford a few months back, 5 o'clock shadow, wearing converse and a purple hoodie while listening to his iPod, and thought to myself, "look at this fucking hipster"...then realized that it was Joe Mande.

true story.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2010 1:53 PM

Joe Mande is funny. But this interview sux

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2010 1:54 PM

What Mande doesn't realize is that his site has done more for the hipster meme than any Amery Appy sale or PBR bar special ever could.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2010 2:54 PM

Mande really looks like he's knockin' em dead, judging by the audience reaction.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2010 2:55 PM

It is hard to knock dead a room full of people who aren't listening

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2010 3:11 PM

what a douche.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2010 3:15 PM

Well if they're all staring at him, what are they listening to?

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2010 3:41 PM

just like the book on emo a few years back, this is pointless. Brand hipster is a reality sadly. ick.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2010 3:53 PM

Whoa anonymous, did Joe Mande rape your dog or something?

Cause he raped mine.


That guy's a dog rapist.

Posted by kirk | March 24, 2010 4:26 PM

I also had a small pet animal raped by Joe Mande. He did it in a really funny way though.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2010 4:38 PM

I want to be clear that I was totally kidding about Joe raping my dog.

She's a total slut and was asking for it. No judgement, Joe.

Posted by Kirk | March 24, 2010 6:11 PM

dude looks like he got wax lips

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2010 3:57 PM

That guy Tig Notaro is a crazy douchebag.

Posted by rod | May 27, 2010 11:24 AM

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