Founded in 2008 by Julie Smith Clem and Eugene Mirman, The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival is the world’s first sincere-and-ironic comedy festival that celebrates a close-knit comedy community, while making fun of the trappings of mainstream festival programming. The festival takes place in Brooklyn every year and in addition to the comedy on stage, you may also find a bouncy castle with a therapist inside, a roaming CPA dressed like a clown giving tax advice, or a station where you can throw a water balloon at a slam poet.
Past performers include A.D. Miles, Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari, Bill Nye, Bobcat Goldthwait, Chris Gethard, David Cross, David Wain, Demetri Martin, Fred Armisen, Hannibal Buress, Jemaine Clement, Jim Gaffigan, John Mulaney, Kumail Nanjiani, Marc Maron, Mike Birbiglia, Mike Lawrence, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Nick Kroll, Reggie Watts, Sarah Silverman, Tig Notaro, Wyatt Cenac, and Yo La Tengo.
Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival 2016 Lineup and Schedule:
Thursday, September 15th 8pm The Beacon Theatre
StarTalk Live! with Neil deGrasse Tyson & Eugene Mirman
with: special guests TBA!
Friday, September 16th 7:30pm Union Hall
You Get A Spoon
with: Chris Duffy, Phil Kaye, and more!
Friday, September 16th 9pm The Bell House
Comics Famous Enough To Sometimes Get Free Appetizers At Nice Restaurants
with: Comedians TBA!
Friday, September 16th 10pm Union Hall
Stars Of A Future Internet Streaming Platform That Old People Will Probably Mispronounce
with: Comedians TBA!
Saturday, September 17th 6:30pm The Bell House
You’re The Expert
with: host Chris Duffy, Jo Firestone, and more!
Saturday, September 17th 7:30pm Union Hall
These Comics Need An Agent Or Manager And We’re Trying To Help
with: Shalewa Sharpe, Steve Macone, Al Park, and more!
Saturday, September 17th 9pm The Bell House
Haunting Renditions Live: All Glazers Edition
with: host Eliot Glazer, Ilana Glazer, Jon Glaser, Aaron Glaser, and more Glazers!
Saturday, September 17th 10pm Union Hall
Comedians You’ll See In A Cell Phone Or Cream Cheese Commercial In 2-3 Years
with: Ahmed Bharoocha, Ashley Brooke Roberts, and more!
Grab tickets to all of the shows at the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival website right here.