Posted in comedy | music | tour dates on August 14, 2009

by Klaus Kinski

Secret Wars @ All Points West 2009 (more by Tim Griffin)
Eugene Mirman

So we've got the Del Close Marathon happening this weekend (8/14-8/16) and we've got the New York Comedy Festival happening in November. And now it is with unbridled enthusiasm that I can achieve a comedy-festival-posting-hat-trick by announcing the EUGENE MIRMAN COMEDY FESTIVAL which is set to take over Brooklyn venues Union Hall and the Bell House from September 17 - September 20. OK, so we briefly mentioned the festival before, but with line-ups, showtimes, as well as venue and ticket info just released, it's time to spread the word.

Curated by the great Eugene Mirman, this year's festival has a gasp worthy line-up that is truly beyond belief and will feature stand-up, panels, videos, special guests, 'theme' shows, the occasional free drink, after-parties, and much more. The highlight of the festival for me are two Daniel Kitson headlining gigs at Union Hall. Daniel is a British Stand-up comedian who I've only had the opportunity to see once, but that one experience was epic. More monologuist than stand-up comedian, he is one of the smartest, funniest, most energetic and eloquent performers I have ever seen. We are blessed to have two chances to see him headline such an intimate room. Besides that, the festival boasts appearances by Reggie Watts, Todd Barry, John Hodgman, Bobby Tisdale, AD Miles, Kristen Schaal, Michael Showalter, Marc Maron, John Mulaney, Jon Benjamin, and many many more. And, of course, Eugene.

The schedule so far is below. According to the folks in charge, even more excitement will be announced in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!! Tickets for all shows go on sale Sunday August 16 Saturday, August 15 at noon via Ticketweb (Bell House, Union Hall).

Full lineup and more below...

Michael Showalter as Eugene Mirman

Sponsored by Planet Funny! "A made up comedy channel", with performances by Kristen Schaal, Pete Holmes, Jon Benjamin & Sal Lupo, Eugene Mirman and more! Plus videos from Leo Allen, Max Silvestri and many more! Featuring a whole roast pig, a cardboard VIP room, a special musical guest, and a big after party.

9/18, 7:30pm - Union Hall - DANIEL KITSON

9/18, 8:30pm - Bell House - INVITE THEM UP
Hosted by Bobby Tisdale with Eugene Mirman, Todd Barry, Reggie Watts, John Hodgman and special guests.

9/19, 6:00pm - Bell House * Early Show * - I'LL BE FAMOUS IN 5 YEARS (or a Copywriter / Audience Coordinator)
With Hannibal Buress, Kumail Nanjiani, Brent Sullivan, Patrick Borelli and more.

9/19, 7:30pm - Union Hall - DANIEL KITSON

9/19, 8:30pm - Bell House * Late Show * - THE COMEDIANS OF LAW AND ORDER
What is this show? Basically, it's comedians who we like who've been on at least one of the 9 different Law and Orders, including Zak Orth, AD Miles and more very special guests.

Eric Slovin and Leo Allen host a panel of comedians, executives and industry people discussing why so many talented people make such terrible shows.

9/20, 5:30pm - Union Hall - WITTY CARTOONS FOR SNOBS
Top cartoonists from The New Yorker and other crappier publications battle it out in a no-holds-barred cartoon-off with cartoons based on audience suggestions. Plus a surprise musical guest.

9/20, 6:00pm - Bell House * Early Show * - TEN DRINK MINIMUM - STORIES LEADING TO SOBRIETY
Hosted by Marc Maron with Michael Showalter, John Mulaney, Brett Gelman, Tony V and special guests. One drink included!

9/20, 8:30pm - Bell House * Late Show * - TEARING THE VEIL OF MAYA (and closing night bash)
With Eugene Mirman, Michael Showalter, Daniel Kitson, John Mulaney and special guests.


Like I said, as the show dates approach, even more awesomeness will be announced. If you want to get warmed up for this marathon of comedy, check out Eugene Mirman, John Oliver, Wyatt Cenac, Ted Alexandro and more at an 826NYC benefit at the Highline Ballroom on September 14.

Three days earlier (9/11), Eugene joins David Cross and The Jesus Lizard at ATP NY.

Eugene, who happens to be a published author has a NEW ALBUM coming out on October 6th via Sub Pop Records entitled God is a Twelve Year Old Boy with Asperger's. It was recorded at the Lakeshore Theater in Chicago late last year and loaded with new material. I can't wait. Here is the tracklist:

God Is a Twelve-Year-Old Boy with Asperger's
1. Hello and Several Jokes on Topics Ranging from Elevators to Goofing Around on a Whale Watch
2. My Gas Got Shut Off--Boo!
3. Vancouver, Detroit, and Bears!
4. Divisive Online Banner Ads
5. America Is Better than Abortion
6. The Questionable Polls of Russia Today
7. I Found an iPod
8. The Will to Whatevs Book Tour and an Amazing Boy with Asperger's
10. Sex, ??? AirLIES, and Videotape: A Three-Part Radio Play Very Based on a True Story
11. My Letter to ??? Airlines, Your Postcard to ??? Airlines
Eugene Mirman's Inbound Marketing Video




Comments (52)

Not enough Eugene Mirman coverage on BV......

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2009 1:21 PM

this guy is fucking hilarious

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2009 1:30 PM

who is that fat fuck with the secret wars t shirt?

Posted by give me 10 | August 14, 2009 1:47 PM

that "fat fuck" is one of the funniest comedians around.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2009 1:54 PM

Is Eugene Mirman a vegan? He lives in Brooklyn...

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2009 2:11 PM

He's the worst not one bit funny. But this festival looks promising

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2009 2:22 PM

I don't see any 826 info.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2009 2:23 PM

"If you want to get warmed up for this marathon of comedy, check out Eugene Mirman, John Oliver, Wyatt Cenac, Ted Alexandro and more at an 826NYC benefit at the Highline Ballroom on September 14. "

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2009 2:29 PM

Eugene MirMEH

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2009 2:57 PM


I was given bad intel.


Posted by klaus_kinski | August 14, 2009 4:45 PM

Sal Lupo is an alias!

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2009 6:04 PM

are there fat vegan's?

Posted by $1 slice | August 14, 2009 6:11 PM

He looks like Ellen Degeneres' fat sister.

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2009 12:36 PM

Union Hall shows don't seem to be on sale yet-- I needs my Kitson!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2009 2:31 PM

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2009 2:33 PM

any word on daniel kitson tickets????????

best part of the festival and its not on sale!

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2009 12:35 PM

"any word on daniel kitson tickets???????? best part of the festival and its not on sale!"

Couldn't agree more. Trying to find out what's up with that.

Posted by Klaus_Kinski | August 17, 2009 10:00 AM

I emailed Union Hall yesterday (convinced that they had somehow already sold out) and this was the response I got this morning:

"Stay tuned, they should go on sale some time this week. I don't have a specific date. You may just check our website periodically. If you see the "Buy Tickets" button, they are for sale in advance."

File that under "Kind of helpful..."

Posted by Bottlekids | August 17, 2009 12:39 PM

Union Hall shows don't seem to be on sale yet-- I needs my Kitson!!

Posted by Resveratrol | August 21, 2009 4:51 PM

Thanks for sharing. His music will continue to rock!

Posted by louis | October 17, 2009 11:50 AM

i was there dat line wasn't that long

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Posted by vigrx plus | April 5, 2010 1:34 AM

"are there fat vegans"?

All the ones I know are fat.

Posted by Resveratrol Healthblog | April 9, 2010 4:23 PM

Nice lineup, to bad I totally missed it :(

Posted by sublingual b12 | May 12, 2010 1:32 PM

Eugene always puts on a fantastic show, and there is no better place to do it than in Brooklyn.

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Posted by zhaka | July 13, 2010 2:23 AM

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Posted by Blaise Tshibwabwa Kajomona | August 27, 2010 2:05 PM

funny guy.. :))

Posted by rezultate pariuri | September 19, 2010 5:16 PM

did anyone grab a recording of the daniel kitson set?
if so email me maynardkeynes AT yahoo DOT com

i have lots of rare kitson bootlegs to trade :)

Posted by maynard | September 20, 2010 8:49 AM

Very funny dude ... Hope he keeps up the good work

Posted by Wood Plans Projects | September 20, 2010 11:31 AM

This post is old , when will it happen this year, that what's I wanna know :)

Posted by Woodworking Plans | September 24, 2010 9:25 AM

This is definitely something that more celebs should be doing for their communities and the world. They have a lot of influence and it's nice to see that some are giving back in the form of charity donations and benefits.

Posted by Aquarium Live Rock | September 27, 2010 11:28 AM

Pretty funny stuff, it would be good to see more of it.

Posted by Gary J | October 16, 2010 7:51 PM

The time has arrived. Thanks for informing about the Eugene Mirman comedy show which is just a week ahead. I have marked your site information’s. As an actor, I want to be there and take participations.

Posted by Akea | December 16, 2010 2:29 AM

Too funny lol
I hope 2011 will be double that! :)

Posted by Blaise Tshibwabwa Don't Give Up | December 30, 2010 3:25 PM

good Thanks for informing about the Eugene

Posted by يوتوب | December 30, 2010 6:10 PM

This is totally true, thanks for making my morning slightly more bearable.

Posted by 365 | January 9, 2011 12:55 PM

Man, I wish i made it to that one...maybe I'll catch this years festival.

Posted by Silverfish | July 28, 2011 12:03 PM

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