Bring Your Checkbook: The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival Fundraiser w/ Brendon Small (Metalocalypse) James Adomian (Comedy Bang Bang), Wyatt Cenac (The Daily Show) and more surprise guests at the Bell House @ 8:30
Comedian, author and filmmaker, Eugene Mirman is unlike any other performer to emerge in the comedy world. A local NYC comedy staple since the early 2000s, Mirman is a modern example of the best kind of comic; the hard-boiled, go fuck yourself persona, but that also isn’t into hockey and thinks that creepy Canadian dudes stuck in a quarter-life crisis who want to travel abroad to sleep with hookers as per recomeneded by Facebook-is weird:
“Do you like hockey? Get a 20% discount on hookers when your in Spain…I targeted this to Men 25-35 in Quebec who like hockey and Belle & Sebastian.”
Co-hosting the legendary LES show Invite Them Up (from 2005-2008) that weekly showcased some of the best established performers and gave, back then, local heroes like Zach Galifianakis, Reggie Watts and Aziz Ansari a chance to regularly take the stage, Mirman remains a respected figure in the comedy world for putting on really good shows and for his unique brand of absurd, observational humor. He has appeared on several awesome TV shows, including Flight of the Conchords, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Delocated, has released three comedy albums (two of which were put out by Sub Pop: 2006’s En Garde, Society and 2009’s God Is a Twelve-Year-Old Boy with Asperger’s), published a subversive self-help book and regularly performs at his Park Slope staple Pretty Good Friends at Union Hall. Mirman recently recorded his 2nd Comedy Central special (due to come out early 2013) and coming up this September 13-16 is the 5th Annual Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival. It’s worth making the trip out for
Some highlights include, “recognizable celebrities walking around avoiding eye contact…A Slam Poet that you can throw water balloons at.” And also, Uh Oh: Dangerous, Inappropriate Comedy For Teenagers. That and Sarah Silverman.