photos by Tim Griffin

Mr. Brownstone
Eugene Mirman

You include actual examples from your own life growing up. How did you decide how much to divulge of your own background? "One of the things I liked about the book is that it's partially truth and partially a lie and it's not revealed except what you could believe reasonably to be true," he said. "I like the format of the book...I think that it's good to have real stories and things, and then also good to make lots of stuff up. It sounds like I will enjoy my book." [the comic's comic]

Eugene Mirman celebrated the release of his new book The Will To Whatevs with a sold out show at the Bell House in Brooklyn on Tuesday night (2/10). John Oliver didn't show up, but John Hodgman, Larry Murphy, Kristen Schaal, Paul F. Tompkins, Todd Barry, David Cross, and Guns N Roses cover band Mr. Brownstone did. In addition to their comedy sets, many of the comedians also joined the band on stage. More pictures from the night below...

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Eugene Mirman - 2009 BOOK tour dates
Feb. 13, Chicago, Book Cellar
Feb. 17, Austin, BookPeople
Feb. 19, Seattle, University Bookstore
Feb. 20, San Francisco, Booksmith
Feb. 25, Boston, Brookline Booksmith
Feb. 26, Washington, D.C., Barnes & Noble