That Eugene Mirman documentary

Eugene Mirman spent some extra time last weekend in the Boston area, not only catching up with old friends but also filming a documentary about his life (thus explaining Michael Showalter following him with a video camera). Mirman told me that process will culminate next year when he travels back to his native Russia and performs a comedy show there.

In the meantime…Mirman’s on a brief national tour — Stand-Uppity — with Marc Maron and Andy Kindler. Buy tickets for Sunday in Portland, Ore., May 20 in San Francisco, or May 22 in Los Angeles.

His weekly Sunday night show with Showalter at Union Hall, Tearing the Veil of Maya, most likely will take a month off, he tells me, returning in July to coincide with their (and the venue’s) 2-year anniversary. Last year’s first anniversary bash filled the upstairs and the bocce courts with guest performances by Todd Barry, Janeane Garofalo and David Cross. And don’t fret, comedy fans. Union Hall doesn’t appear to be closing anytime soon, despite an odd campaign to revoke its liquor license by a competing bar owner?! A community board meeting last night at Brooklyn’s Borough Hall supported Union Hall.

Sean L. McCarthy

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