Before he decamped to LA to write for Parks & Recreation and the Kroll Show, Joe Mande lived in Brooklyn and regularly graced its stages with his hilarious brand of stand up. It was a huge loss when he moved, both because he performed reliably great sets at weekly comedy shows like Hot Tub and Big Terrific and because almost everyone else who ran in that circle seemed to leave us for LA at the same time. (We miss you, Kurt Braunohler, Kristen Schaal, Gabe Liebman, Gabe Delahaye, etc.) Of course we still have access to Mande’s brilliant Twitter feed, but a live local appearance—like Thursday’s show at the The Bell House–is something we can no longer take for granted. Mande is promoting his first-ever comedy album, Bitchface, and will be joined by Wyatt Cenac and Max Silvestri, a pair of brilliant comics and emcees who have thankfully stayed put in our borough (for the time being, anyway). Doors open at 7:30 and tickets are $14.