photos by David Andrako

Eugene Mirman / Sarah Silverman at The Bell House 9/13/2012
Eugene Mirman 2012 Comedy Festival
Eugene Mirman 2012 Comedy Festival

The fifth-annual Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival kicked off last night at The Bell House with an evening titled "We Appreciate Ourselves: The Five Year Anniversary Celebration of The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival" that featured a VIP herring room, an opportunity to throw water balloons at a slam poet, plus the comedy stylings of John Mulaney, Delocated's Jon Glaser, Todd Barry, surprise guests Sarah Silverman and Jim Gaffigan, plus Mirman himself.

Tonight (9/14) the fest continues at the Bell House and Union Hall with the sold-out "Star Talk Live" which will feature Sarah Silverman again (she's busy this fall) as well as an unannounced line-up of cool celeb types. More pictures from Thursday night are below.

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Eugene Mirman 2012 Comedy Festival

Eugene Mirman 2012 Comedy Festival

Eugene Mirman 2012 Comedy Festival

Eugene Mirman 2012 Comedy Festival

Eugene Mirman 2012 Comedy Festival

Eugene Mirman 2012 Comedy Festival

Eugene Mirman 2012 Comedy Festival

Eugene Mirman 2012 Comedy Festival

The "throw a water baloon at a slam poet for $1" booth

Eugene Mirman 2012 Comedy Festival

Eugene Mirman 2012 Comedy Festival

Eugene Mirman

Eugene Mirman 2012 Comedy Festival

Eugene Mirman 2012 Comedy Festival

Eugene Mirman 2012 Comedy Festival
John Mulaney

Eugene Mirman 2012 Comedy Festival

Eugene Mirman 2012 Comedy Festival

Eugene Mirman 2012 Comedy Festival

Eugene Mirman 2012 Comedy Festival

Eugene Mirman 2012 Comedy Festival

Todd Barry

Eugene Mirman 2012 Comedy Festival

Eugene Mirman 2012 Comedy Festival

Eugene Mirman 2012 Comedy Festival

Eugene Mirman 2012 Comedy Festival

Eugene Mirman with Jon Glaser

Eugene Mirman 2012 Comedy Festival

Eugene Mirman 2012 Comedy Festival

Eugene Mirman 2012 Comedy Festival

Sarah Silverman

Eugene Mirman 2012 Comedy Festival

Eugene Mirman 2012 Comedy Festival

Eugene Mirman 2012 Comedy Festival

Eugene Mirman 2012 Comedy Festival

Eugene Mirman 2012 Comedy Festival

Jim Gaffigan

Eugene Mirman 2012 Comedy Festival

Eugene Mirman 2012 Comedy Festival

Eugene Mirman 2012 Comedy Festival

Eugene Mirman 2012 Comedy Festival