Day: July 31, 2009

Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival has a partial 2009 lineup, seeks sponsors

Eugene Mirman is ready to host his second annual Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival this coming Sept. 17-20, 2009, in Brooklyn. As you can see, he's already got some great talent lined up to perform, and if its anything like last year — which included canvas bags and laminates to make you feel like it was a real comedy fest, which it was — then you should mark your calendars, and then when your calendar hits these days, then you should go to the festival. Among some of the themed shows on the program, Mirman has announced: "Why Talented People Create Such Terrible Shows,‚Äù ‚ÄúI‚Äôll Be Famous In Five Years (or a Copy Writer),‚Äù ‚ÄúThe Comedians of Law & Order,‚Äù a reunion of the former East Village comedy staple ‚ÄúInvite Them Up,‚Äù and many more, including an opening night super-gala featuring the world‚Äôs first cardboard VIP room." If you'd like to help out, and by help, contribute money, food and other fun things, then Mirman wants to hear from you. Just follow the instructions in the ad pictured...

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Paul Mecurio’s “Got No Game,” an HBO online sports comedy series

Every Friday from now through Sept. 4, Paul Mecurio will be wading into the murky waters of sport and satirizing it weekly online for HBO in his new series, Got No Game. Today's premiere sends Mecurio to Las Vegas for a behind-the-scenes look at boxing, talking to cutmen, famed ring announcer Michael Buffer, and ringside commentator Jim Lampley. Future episodes will include a look at football referees, and a spoof about an "Interracial Summit on Athletics" in which the races divvy up the sports. If it sounds a little bit like The Daily Show gone athletic, well, there's good reason for that. I talked to Mecurio today about his new series. But first, let's roll a clip! How'd you pitch HBO on doing sports comedy online? "I had done a sports comedy show, almost like a presentation pilot that they had seen a while ago," he said. In talking to Ross Greenburg, president of HBO Sports, Mecurio said "he liked what I did" and helped make it happen. How did your previous experience with The Daily Show come into play here?"Being a writer on that show, and performing…part of that, you almost end up doing a little bit of producing on segments too…just being around a TV show…understanding how TV has to be made is great on-the-job training. That and I learned from Jon (Stewart) how to do a...

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If it’s sunny, All Points West this weekend

Hey, if you're reading this and are near the New Jersey part of New York City, then perhaps you already are enjoying the comedy portion of this year's All Points West festival. If not, then here are some details about said comedy tent at Liberty State Park in Jersey City. I already feel like I'm missing it, because, technically, I am. There's also a ton of great musical acts lined up for all three days and nights, so check it out if you can. The comedy tent is open from 1:30-4:30 p.m., hosted by CollegeHumor. Friday: Bo Burnham, Baron Vaughn, Eugene Mirman, MC Mr. Napkins, Jake & Amir, Arj Barker Saturday: Jim Jeffries, Stuckey & Murray, Judah Friedlander, John Mulaney, Tim & Eric Sunday: Todd Barry, Freestyle Love Supreme, Christian Finnegan, Pete Holmes, Janeane...

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