On Friday, Eugene will release his new 9-volume, 7-LP album I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome), a comedic compilation unlike anything you’ve ever laid ears on. The album opens with a full stand-up set recorded live last summer in Seattle and quickly turns into an absurd audio experience, including a guided meditation, an erotic soundscape, a digital drug pharmacy, 45 minutes of crying, an introduction to spoken Russian and 195 orgasms. To be honest, it’s probably the perfect soundtrack for a Brooklyn house party.
We talked to Eugene about what it costs to make a super-sized concept album, what he spends his Fox primetime paycheck on and some of his favorite spots in the borough. (more…)
We can’t promise you won’t end up at the bottom of a human pyramid, but it’ll totally be worth it.
There’s no scarcity of comedy shows here in Brooklyn, which could make you think you’ve filled your laugh quota. No. You are wrong. Stop being wrong. The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival is back for its 7th year and once again it’s got some pretty funny names, or rather some normal names that represent funny people. (more…)
3. It’s time for the New York City Burlesque Festival, and where better to have the premiere party than Brooklyn, where everyone from your bartender to your accountant is secretly a burlesque dancer (Friday) (more…)
He’s bringing back Kurt and Kristen! Photo by Mandee Johnson, via Facebook
Well OK, we goofed when we wrote up the Brooklyn Comedy Festival and said that Brooklyn hadn’t had a comedy festival yet. And now that mistake is coming around to hit us in the face like so many cream pies, because the lineup and dates for the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival have been announced, and holy moly. It looks good enough to skip your friend’s wedding to see it. (more…)
various times (thru sun): the annual eugene mirman comedy festival takes over the bell house and union hall for four days with guests neil degrasse tyson, john hodgman, ira glass, jessi klein, leo allen, michael showalter, hannibal buress, marc maron, sarah vowell, more. $10-20. (more…)