10th and final Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival planned for Brooklyn in September 2017

Eugene Mirman, who helped spur the growth of comedy in Park Slope, Brooklyn, a decade ago, has since married, had a child and moved to Massachusetts.

Mirman will come back to Park Slope this September, though, to mount his 10th and final Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival. It has been both a sincere and an ironic gesture. Celebrating his comedy friends while also mocking the conventions of comedy fests.

Joining Eugene for this final go ‘round will be Bobcat Goldthwait, Caroline Rhea, Jon Glaser, Mike Birbiglia, Janeane Garofalo, Robyn Hitchcock, Wyatt Cenac, Sarah Vowell, Ophira Eisenberg, Aparna Nancherla, Maeve Higgins, Derrick Brown, Joel Kim Booster, Kyle Ayers and more. Monday night also features StarTalk Live with Neil deGrasse Tyson at King’s Theater (tickets now on sale).
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.
SH!T SHOW: Comedy from Humans Rearing other Humans
(because if you don’t laugh, you’ll die screaming)
 With: Host Ophira Eisenberg, Emily Flake, Eugene Mirman and more!
 Bell House: 7:30pm, $20
These Comics Will Be The Stars Of Some Weird, Helmet-Based VR Platform
With: Kyle Ayers, Emmy Blotnick, Tanael Joachim, and Julio Torres
Union Hall:  9pm, $15
These Comedians Would Rather Buy a New Air Conditioner Than Repair Their Old One
With: Eugene Mirman Jo Firestone, Josie Long and more!
Bell House: 10pm, $25
Maeve In America
With: Host Maeve Higgins and more!
Bell House: 3pm, $20
Boast Rattle
With: Host Kyle Ayers, Will Winner and more!
Bell House: 6pm, $20
Picture This!
With: Host Ian Fidance, Animator Bryan Brinkman, and more TBA!
Union Hall: 5pm, $15
Yikes! Most of These Comedians Were Born After Police Academy 2 Was in Theaters
With: Phoebe Angle, Joel Kim Booster, Casey James Salengo and more!
Union Hall:  8pm, $15
A Festival That Was Just Supposed to Be a One Year Joke: The 10th Year Anniversary Show
With: Host Eugene Mirman, Derrick Brown, Janeane Garofalo, Bobcat Goldthwait, Robyn Hitchcock and Caroline Rhea
Bell House: 9pm, $30
You’re The Expert
With: Host Chris Duffy, Roy Wood Jr., and more!
Bell House: 2pm, $20
Hold On
With: Host Eugene Mirman and guests TBA!
Bell House: 4:30pm, $25
The Scientists
With: Hosts Blythe Roberson, Madelyn Freed, and guest comics Bennett Ferris, Harris Mayersohn and more!
Union Hall:  5pm, $15
Please Help The Next Salman Rushdie Who Is Only 9-years-old and Currently Writes Like A Slightly Drunk John Grisham
With: Hosts Wyatt Cenac, Sarah Vowell with Eugene Mirman and more!
Bell House: 7pm, $25
Tickets and info: https://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1531445
With: Host Seth Herzog and more!
Union Hall: 8pm, $15
Haunting Renditions
With: Host Eliot Glazer and more!
Bell House: 9:30pm, $20
StarTalk Live!
With: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugene Mirman, special guests TBA
Kings Theater:  8pm, $35-$55
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
With: Host Eugene Mirman, Jon Glaser, Mike Birbiglia, Aparna Nancherla and special guests!
Bell House: 8pm, $30
The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival is produced by Pretty Good Friends.

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