Joe Mande

Joe Mande is a comedian and writer. He's been seen on Conan, Comedy Central, and VH1 Best Week Ever. He's also a writer for Parks and Recreation, Delocated, and the upcoming Kroll Show. He's also the brains behind the pitch-perfect project Look At This Fucking Hipster. When you're as brilliantly hilarious as Joe Mande, it's only a matter of time before you get sucked into Olde Man Los Angeles' bosom and have to leave NYC, which is precisely what he did recently much to the dismay of many people who love him, myself included.

I have been an avid fan of Mande since he was knee-high to a grasshopper and getting his start in the NYC comedy scene. There was a time where it seemed like you could catch him on a stage somewhere in this city at least 9-10 times a week. It is his simplest flourishes that kill me the most; for example, his twitter feed is the best. Among other tweet-skillz, he has a knack for re-tweeting the absolutely vapid and pointless horse-shit that a celebrity's pea-brain managed to fart out into cyberspace. And where else can you see a picture like this? I asked Joe for a Top Ten of 2012 list. The results, with accompanying YouTube videos, are below.


For some reason, the only music I listened to this year came from free mixtapes I downloaded from Here are my ten favorite mixtape songs of 2012 (in no particular order):

Good Pussy in Chicago - Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire

Soup Boys - Heems, Wild Water Kingdom

Check Me Out - Young Dro, Ralph Lauren Reefa

Experimental - Big Sean ft. Juicy J & King Chip, Detroit

Mirrors - Curren$y ft. Smoke DZA, Cigarette Boats

Walking Lick - Gucci Mane ft. Waka Flocka, Trap Back

Town Business - Kool A.D. ft. MondreM.A.N., Trackademicks, Dope G, 51

Larry Bird - Riff Raff, Summer of Surf

BBQ Brisket - Meyhem Lauren ft. Action Bronson, Respect the Fly Shit

Pop That Remix - Lil Poopy, Coke Ain't A Bad Word