Eugene Mirman @ ATP NY (more by Ryan Muir)
On October 6th, we at Sub Pop will once again celebrate the lonely art of stand-up comedy with the release of Eugene Mirman's new album God Is a Twelve-Year-Old Boy with Asperger's. This will mark only the 5th comedy record we've released in our entire history. With our catalog numbers soaring impressively skyward, numbering in the 800s now, that's a fact worth noting. 5 out of 800+? That means just about one half of one percent of our releases are from stand-up comedians. What I'm driving at here, people, is that we're really choosey about our comedy. God Is a Twelve-Year-Old Boy with Asperger's is Eugene Mirman's second record on Sub Pop and we couldn't be more proud.Check out the premiere of a new track off Mirman's record above. We're also running a contest where you can win a copy of the record, and more importantly a Eugene Mirman tote bag. Details below.
Nerve: What's the best way to pick up a comedian?Some of Eugene's recent accomplishments include performing at ATP NY (see above), holding his own comedy festival (Sept 17-19) (for the second year in a row), and appearing at the Julian Plenti show at the Gugg on September 25th. He also often appears on the TV program Flight of the Concords, and Sub Pop is releasing that new album too. I Told You I Was Freaky is out October 20th. And we have an exclusive musical track, "Sugalumps," from Season 2 of the show, which can also be found on that record, above.
Eugene: It depends where they are in their career. If they're just at the beginning, you can offer to buy them socks. That would probably cover it. And in the middle, you could either recognize them or pretend to recognize them, and they would be delighted. And then at the highest echelons, you would ignore them or be mean, say you've never heard of their movies, something like that.
We see you girls checkin' out our trunksComing up, Eugene can be found at the Highline Ballroom on November 17th with "Rumpus editor Stephen Elliott, Todd Barry, Rick Moody, David Rees, Jonathan Ames, Starlee Kine, Care Bears on Fire and more Special Guests tba."
We see you girls checkin' out the front of our trunks
We see you girls lookin' at our junk
Then checkin' out our rumps
Then back to our sugalumps
Contest details, and album art and tracklist for both discs are below...
"God Is a Twelve-Year-Old Boy with Asperger's" tracklist
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
"I Told You I Was Freaky" tracklist
1. Hurt Feelings
3. We're Both in Love with a Sexy Lady
4. I Told You I Was Freaky
5. Demon Woman
6. Rambling Through the Avenues of Time
7. Fashion Is Danger
8. Petrov, Yelyena and Me
9. Too Many Dicks (On the Dance Floor)
10. You Don't Have to Be a Prostitute
12. Carol Brown
Showmirman (Michael Showalter as Eugene Mirman)
TO WIN A COPY OF EUGENE MIRMAN'S God Is a Twelve-Year-Old Boy with Asperger's, a Eugene Mirman tote bag AND A POSTER, e-mail BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject line "Mirman." Include your first and last name. A winner will be picked at random and contacted for their address.