• Eugene Mirman, David Cross confirmed for inaugural Janelle James Comedy Festival in New York City

    After ten years, Brooklyn’s Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival is getting a rebrand. The inaugural Janelle James Comedy Festival will come to the Bell House this December. While the full line-up has not been announced, some of the talent that will be featured includes Eugene Mirman, Liza Treyger, David Cross, Mia Jackson, and Nore Davis. The festival will take place the weekend of December 4. Tickets and full lineups will come

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    Eugene Mirman on his comedy fest, Bob’s Burgers, Larry the Cable Guy (Laughspin interview)

    Since the sixth annual Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival is set to go down from Sept. 26 to Sept. 29 in Brooklyn, NY, I thought now would be an excellent time to catch up with the man at least partially responsible for the absurdly titled festivities. To be fair, it was actually comedian Mike Birbiglia and producer Julie Smith who, all those years ago, joked about the concept of a festival

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    Jim Gaffigan, Kristen Schaal, more announced for 6th annual Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival

    Guess what folks? Your favorite wittily named Brooklyn based comedy festival is back. The 6th Annual Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival announced its seven-show lineup, and it’s safe to say that you’ll want to get your tickets now. Running from Sept. 26-29, the fest includes shows with Kristen Schaal, Jim Gaffigan, Ira Glass, Wyatt Cenac, Jon Benjamin, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael Che, Kurt Braunohler, Leo Allen and according to the website,

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    Eugene Mirman on bringing festival to Boston: I don’t want to just sell out to any urinal company (Video)

    There’s been a recent surge in famous people using Kickstarter to fund their pet projects, and the trend is receiving quite a bit of backlash. But before you swear off donating to someone you’ve seen on television, consider helping Eugene Mirman bring his Brooklyn-based Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival to Boston this summer. And keep in mind, Mirman’s been producing his festival since 2008 and has used Kickstarter before to help

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    Video: Eugene Mirman uses Kickstarter to fund Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival

    Old and busted: corporate sponsorship. New hotness: Kickstarter-funded ventures. So that means Eugene Mirman’s on the cutting edge of hot. The comedian announced that the next installment — the fourth, as some might call it — of the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival will be funded by grassroots cash donated online, presuming they meet their $18,000 minimum. Even though Mirman says the fest started as a joke, it’s a big deal

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    Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival features Emo Phillips, Reggie Watts, David Cross, more

    For the third year in a row, alt comedy god Eugene Mirman is bringing his anti-comedy-festival comedy festival to the borough he calls home. This year’s festivities, which will run September 16-19, will once again be held at Union Hall in Park Slope and Bell House in Gowanus, with The Rock Shop in Park Slope added into the mix. Perks of Mirman’s off-beat comedy extravaganza have included free barbecue upon

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    Eugene Mirman launches second comedy fest

    How often do some of the world’s coolest comics get together for a wild comedy romp in one of the world’s coolest places? The answer, since last year’s Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, is at least once a year! Eugene Mirman is launching his second annual eponymous comedy fest, in which the hilarious and very well connected comic gathers a bushel of his funniest friends for a few nights of alt-comedy

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