The lineup announcement for this year’s Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival — an annual event held in Brooklyn by the stand-up and voice actor — is bittersweet: along with the fest’s 10th lineup came the news that this will be its last.
Ten years ago, the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival debuted, and it was immediately unlike any other comedy event out there: with incredible guests from far beyond the confines of the comedy world, hilariously named shows, and tongue-in-cheek “perks” like a therapist on hand to dispense advice to attendees, Mirman’s fest was both a collection of incredible artists and a pretty accurate representation of the beloved alt comic’s own sensibilities.
This September 15th – 19th, Mirman will kick off his event for the 10th and final time, with a well-curated lineup that includes legendary comics, classic musicians, bestselling authors, up-and-coming stand-ups, and, of course, Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Plus, more! According to the fest:
As per EMCF tradition, attendees will be treated to fun extras including career advice from a unicyclist, giant Jenga with pilgrims, a Mike Pence look-a-like afterparty and more. There will also be A Day of Cardboard where companies can sponsor a cardboard box: S, M, L, XL ($500, $1000, $5000, $10000). Eugene will write a very short blurb about your company on a cardboard box for all to see during the festival’s special full day of cardboard, which will feature just these boxes near a small pile of cardboard.
There are always lots of surprises — whether it’s an unexpected guest dropping in or an unexpected bounce house outside the venue — so you won’t want to miss your last chance to experience the magic.
More shows and performers will be announced closer to the event. All events take place at Brooklyn’s Bell House and Union Hall, except for Monday night’s special StarTalk! event.
Here’s the fest’s full schedule (for now), with links to snag tickets:
Friday, September 15th
SH!T SHOW: Comedy from Humans Rearing other Humans hosted by Ophira Eisenberg with Emily Flake, Eugene Mirman and more
These Comics Will Be The Stars Of Some Weird, Helmet-Based VR Platform with Kyle Ayers, Emmy Blotnick, Tanael Joachim, and Julio Torres
These Comedians Would Rather Buy a New Air Conditioner Than Repair Their Old One with Eugene Mirman Jo Firestone, Josie Long and more
Saturday, September 16th
Maeve In America with host Maeve Higgins and more
Boast Rattle hosted by Kyle Ayers with Will Winner and more
Picture This! hosted by Ian Fidance with animator Bryan Brinkman and more
with Phoebe Angle, Joel Kim Booster, Casey James Salengo and more
A Festival That Was Just Supposed to Be a One Year Joke: The 10th Year Anniversary Show hosted by Eugene Mirman with Derrick Brown, Janeane Garofalo, Bobcat Goldthwait, Robyn Hitchcock and Caroline Rhea
Sunday, September 17th
You’re The Expert hosted by Chris Duffy with Roy Wood Jr. and more
Hold On hosted by Eugene Mirman
The Scientists hosted by Blythe Roberson and Madelyn Freed with guest comics Bennett Ferris, Harris Mayersohn and more
Please Help The Next Salman Rushdie Who Is Only 9-years-old and Currently Writes Like A Slightly Drunk John Grisham hosted by Wyatt Cenac and Sarah Vowell with Eugene Mirman and more
Sweet hosted by Seth Herzog
Haunting Renditions hosted by Eliot Glazer
Monday, September 18th
StarTalk Live! with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugene Mirman and more
Tuesday, September 19th
This Is Probably The Last Show Of Our Last Festival, But Who Knows, The Eagles Got Back Together and I Only Moved To Massachusetts, Anniversary Show Pt 2 hosted by Eugene Mirman with Jon Glaser, Mike Birbiglia, Aparna Nancherla and special guests