Eugene Mirman Makes the Coolest Malt Liquor Ad Ever on 'The Approval Matrix'
by Megh Wright Here's a sneak peek at Monday night's episode of SundanceTV's The Approval Matrix, in which host Neal Brennan wonders what happened to being cool and enlists Eugene Mirman to star in a malt liquor ad that updates the smoothness of '80s Colt 45 commercials with today's idea of coolnes... [Read More]
 
My Pod Week: Week ending 8/10/14
Mike Flinn (@realmikeflinn) isn't just a podcast producer and engineer; he's also an avid fan of the form. "My Pod Week" recaps and reviews the many varied comedy podcasts Flinn listened to or attended live tapings of during the previous week. Enjoy! THE STEVEN BRODY STEVENS FESTIVAL OF FRIENDSHIP&n... [Read More]
 
My Pod Week: Week ending 8/10/14
Mike Flinn (@realmikeflinn) isn't just a podcast producer and engineer; he's also an avid fan of the form. "My Pod Week" recaps and reviews the many varied comedy podcasts Flinn listened to or attended live tapings of during the previous week. Enjoy! THE STEVEN BRODY STEVENS FESTIVAL OF FRIENDSHIP&n... [Read More]
 
The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival announces its 2014 Brooklyn schedule
For the seventh year, Eugene Mirman is bringing his comedy festival back to Brooklyn, New York, September 18-22. The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival calls home to Boston as well, but Brooklyn is where it all started. This year, the festival has been extended to five days and will feature two nights of... [Read More]
 
The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival Announces Its 2014 Lineup
by Megh Wright The seventh annual Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival is set to take place at The Bell House and Union Hall in Brooklyn next month from September 18-22, and the full lineup was just announced. In addition to the return of Mirman's Pretty Good Friends show and two live recordings of the Sta... [Read More]
 
'The New Yorker' Profiles Eugene Mirman's Live Version of 'StarTalk'
by Megh Wright "Throughout the show, these jokes created pauses for laughter, welcome little breaks in the onslaught of science, that allowed our brains to track, like undersea robots, the terrain that was laid before us. When Nye asked Gallo a high-minded question about the ages of ice and of water... [Read More]
 
Eugene Mirman on The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival and WhiteHouse.Gov Petitions
by Bradford Evans Eugene Mirman is a master of incorporating his absurd humor into places you wouldn't expect to find it. Whether he's making silly WhiteHouse.gov petitions, like one in which he requested Barack Obama call the Ugandan president a "ding dong boob poopy," or coming up with amazin... [Read More]
 
Bumbershoot announces its 2014 comedy line-up, includes Ted Alexandro, Beth Stelling, and Rory Scovel
Seattle’s music and arts festival, Bumbershoot, recently announced its comedy line-up for this year’s festival. Over Labor Day weekend, August 30 – September 1st, Bumbershoot will host every type of comedy they can get their hands on: stand-up, improv, sketch, and podcast. Some of ... [Read More]
 
Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal’s “Hot Tub” variety show is recording two shows for a compilation album
Something that’s (unfortunately) not fairly common in comedy is compilation albums. Popular shows like LA’s late “Holy F*ck” and Denver’s “The Grawlix” have put out compilation albums in the past, and now one of the best weekly comedy showcases, “Hot T... [Read More]
 
Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen is recording a live album with Kill Rock Stars
After nine years of shows on two coasts, Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal's "Hot Tub" variety show will get the double-album treatment in both vinyl record and digital formats this fall, thanks to Kill Rock Stars. They'll be recording shows the following two Monday nights at The Virgil in Los Ange... [Read More]