For the last several years my friends, Julie Smith and Caroline Creaghead, and I have put on a small, silly, half-sincere/ half-parody comedy festival in Brooklyn. Last year we brought it to Seattle. This year we’re bringing it to Boston and Cambridge. We’re doing four shows (at The Wilbur and Sinclair): Pretty Good Friends (our super-fun former-weekly comedy show), Eugene’s Friend Ben’s Favorite Boston Comics (my friend Ben’s favorite comics!), One of Each (featuring comics of various ethnicities, races, genders, sexual orientations and religions!), and Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of Wonders (a music/ comedy/ literary variety show that I’ve done with Wes for many years in New York and on the road that’s now a live show on NPR). We’ll also probably have also lots of random silly things at the shows as well. More to come as we think of them/ do a small Kickstarter to pay for them (awkward party buses don’t pay for themselves). Here are the details of who is on what show, with more people being announced over the next few weeks, and some people not being announced until they are on stage:
Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival Boston + Cambridge Presents:
Sat, Jun 29, 6pm doors
Eugene’s Friend Ben’s Favorite Boston Comics. These are my friend Ben Dryer’s favorite Boston comics (which include me!!!!) Hosted by Ben Dryer and featuring Eugene Mirman, Guitler Raphael, Lillian DeVane, Katie McCarthy and Ken Reid and more! Tickets $15.
Sun, Jun 30
Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of Wonders featuring Wesley Stace (aka John Wesley Harding), Eugene Mirman, Tanya Donnelly, Steve Almond, Damon & Naomi, Bill Janovitz & Chris Colbourn (of Buffalo Tom) and special guests! Tickets $20.
We’re popping up at The Bell House next week with a show for you! Come and see me, John Hodgman, Wyatt Cenac, Emily Heller and H Jon Benjamin on Wednesday, April 3rd. Tickets are $15 and available HERE. See you then!
While backstage at Conan, I sat down with Aaron and Jason at Team Coco to do their podcast. Listen here!
You can now listen to Part 2 of the StarTalk Live with me, Sarah Silverman and Jim Gaffigan talking to Dr. David Grinspoon, a co-investigator on the Radiation Assessment Detector (one of the experiments on the Mars Science Laboratory) about the Curiosity Rover with Neil deGrasse Tyson live at The Bell House on September 14th last year. Check it out!
Neil deGrasse Tyson and I will be doing another StarTalk Live! on February 27th but this time we’re taking it to Town Hall with some VERY special guests. Tickets go on sale tomorrow but you can use this special ticket link and code DAZZLE to buy tickets today before everyone else!
Listen to me, Sarah Silverman and Jim Gaffigan talk to Dr. David Grinspoon, a co-investigator on the Radiation Assessment Detector (one of the experiments on the Mars Science Laboratory) about the Curiosity Rover with Neil deGrasse Tyson live at The Bell House on September 14th last year. Part 1 is below, stay tuned for Part 2!
Also check out this sneak peak of the series finale of Delocated on Adult Swim:
The extended CD/DVD combo of my Comedy Central hour-special, “An Evening of Comedy In a Fake Underground Laboratory,” is coming out February 5th! It’ll have some stuff that was cut from the broadcast, including me charmingly choking on water. It’ll also come with a highlight reel from my pilot, “Eugene!” that I did for Comedy Central last year. The show was a fake TV network run by me. Like Oprah, but also, not like Oprah. It has cameos from Kristen Schaal and a Bourne-esque fight scene starring John Hodgman. Here’s a link to the press release.
Hello friends, neighbors and comedy lovers!
I wanted to let you know that Caroline Creaghead, who has booked Pretty Good Friends at Union Hall on Sundays for the last several years is more formally taking over the night. The show will be called Creaghead & Company. The transition will be mild and the show will remain the informal pre-work-week comedy hot-cocoa it’s always been, with many of the same guests, both announced and unannounced, and the same level of probability of hooking up in the unisex bathrooms (around 15%). I’ll do the show as often as I’m around, but I will feel less bad about being away on occasion.
I’m going to be performing this Sunday the 6th and probably the one after, then I might miss a few. Pretty Good Friends (or Rich Pregnant Teenager, LLC as it is known to the IRS) will still do lots of shows at Bell House, Star Talk Live, EMCF, tour, outdoor shows, etc.
I have to be honest, I don’t think the chances of hooking up in the unisex bathroom are 15%. That’d be around 15 people after a show. Seems like a lot. BUT — on the other hand, considering it’d only take six couples and one threesome, maybe?
Okay, that’s it. Bye, see you Sunday.