Eugene Mirman [SOLD OUT]
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"Equal parts Andy Kaufman and Andy Warhol." - Esquire
"The man is so consistently, delightfully silly." - Time Out NY's Best of 2007
Brooklyn resident Eugene Mirman escaped the clutches of Russian communism at the age of four when his family immigrated from Moscow to Lexington, MA (where along with Paul Revere and John Adams he kicked off the American revolution). He attended Hampshire College and designed his own major of Comedy — doing a one-hour standup act as his thesis, for which he was made fun of, don't worry.
Currently, he does the voice of "Gene" on Fox's newest hit animated series Bob's Burgers. In the streets he's sometimes recognized as Eugene, the landlord, from Flight of the Conchords or from his role as comedian/mobster Yvgeny Mirminsky on Adult Swim's Delocated. On Aqua Teen Hunger Force he's Dr. Eugene Mirman and on Home Movies he was Eugene, the Russian foreign exchange student. "Eugene Mirman: An Evening in a Fake Underground Laboratory," his 2nd Comedy Central Special, aired on the channel in late 2012 and will be released on CD/DVD in February 2013.
Eugene was named Best New York City Comedian by the Village Voice, one of "50 Funniest" by Time Out New York, and one of the 10 best comedians of the last decade by Paste Magazine. He's released three comedy albums (the last two on Sub Pop records) and an incredibly funny parody-ish self-help book, The Will to Whatevs. Named by Roling Stone as "Hot Twitterer," Eugene also keeps his 270k+ followers entertained daily.
He is a frequent comedic co-host of Neil deGrasse Tyson's science radio show and podcast, Star Talk Radio.
Along with Julie Smith and Caroline Creaghead, Eugene created and curates Pretty Good Friends, which began as a weekly comedy show in Brooklyn, but grew into tours, large outdoor shows, runs in Montreal, London, San Francisco and various other projects. Out of these shows, Eugene, Julie and Caroline also created (originally as a joke) the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, which is now a yearly institution in Brooklyn.
Positive quotes about Eugene
"Best New York Comedian 2009"
"One of the 10 Best Comedians of the Last Decade"
Paste Magazine, 2010
"Eugene Mirman is the funniest man on the planet. That's not true. But he is really fucking funny."
"Mirman has a skewed observational wit rather than a sweaty Friar's Club shtick ... and kills with self-deprecating ease."
"Attention world press: I also have written for magazines and newspapers, so I know how hard it is to sniff out a 'good story.' Well let me tell you: a good story smells like Eugene Mirman. Not only is he one of the most consistently disarming, low-voiced, and funny people I have ever encountered, but he is also a very warm person who likes to drink scotch and stand near you at bars, and he is a foreign person who came to this land as a child with but one dream: to make people laugh, and thereby gain some kind of acceptance and avoid being deported. He also started a website, so there you have a tech angle as well. You can print what I say and put your name on it, and guess what?: article done. That's fine with me. The most important thing is that you, and I, and your magazine and/or e-mailing and/or newsletter spread the word about Eugene Mirman, the most heartwarming person I know."
John Hodgman, writer and minor TV personality