From June 28th to the 30th, some friends and I are doing a Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival in Boston and Cambridge, MA at The Wilbur Theater and The Sinclair. We’ve done our half-sincere-half-ironic festival in Brooklyn for the last 5 years and I’m excited to bring it home (The Sinclair is 3 blocks from where I did standup for the first time right after high school and a few blocks from The Comedy Studio, where I essentially began my comedy career after college).
Along with great acts (Bobcat Goldthwait, Wyatt Cenac, Jon Benjamin, Wesley Stace, Tanya Donelly, Damon and Naomi, Bill Janovitz & Chris Colbourn, Ben Dryer and many more), we often try to do a bunch of free, silly things. This year, aside from covering the various expenses of bringing in and putting up several acts, we’d like to have a baby goat photo-booth, give out red caviar, have a cardboard VIP room open to the audience, bring in special guests and potentially a myriad of other random things, depending on how much extra money we raise. As we did a few years ago, we’re turning to Kickstarter. So, if any of the incentives appeal to you, feel free to give us a little money. If you’re an eccentric thousand-aire, maybe consider being the Official Caviar Sponsor? Thanks. See you in a few weeks.
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.