For ten years, Brooklyn has played host to the little-festival-that-could, the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival. Coming from humble beginnings, the festival, hosted and curated by comedian Eugene Mirman (Bob’s Burgers, StarTalk), has turned into a delightfully weird event that provides attendees with a wide variety of acts and interactive extras (such as giant Jenga with Pilgrims and a Mike Pence look-a-like party) that sets it apart from the standard comedy festival. That unexpectedly long run, however, is coming to a close this summer, as Mirman has announced that this iteration of the event, taking place from Friday, September 15th — Tuesday, September 19th, will be its last.
Hoping to give the festival a memorable send-off, Merman has a great lineup of comics in store for fans that includes Bobcat Goldthwait, Janeane Garofalo, Wyatt Cenac, Mike Birbiglia, Aparna Nancherla, Jon Glaser, Joel Kim Booster, Caroline Rhea, Ophira Eisenberg, Derrick Brown, Robyn Hitchcock, Kyle Ayers, Sarah Vowell, Maeve Higgins and more. Also coming to the festival will be a special performance of StarTalk Live! with Neil deGrasse Tyson and to-be-announced special guests. Below is a list of some of the shows that attendees can expect to see take place at a couple of popular venues across Brooklyn; These shows always sell out, so be sure to grab your tickets as soon as they become available on Friday, June 28th at 12 p.m. ET at the festival’s website or via the links below so you can secure your spot!
Friday, September 15th
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: 7:30 p.m., $20
Tickets and info: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1531422
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: 9 p.m., $15
Tickets and info: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1531135
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: 10 p.m., $25
Tickets and info: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1531427
Saturday, September 16th
Maeve In America
With: Host Maeve Higgins and more!
Bell House: 3 p.m., $20
Tickets and info: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1531433
With: Host Kyle Ayers, Will Winner and more!
Bell House: 6 p.m., $20
Tickets and info: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1531437
With: Host Ian Fidance, Animator Bryan Brinkman, and more TBA!
Union Hall: 5 p.m., $15
Tickets and info: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1531141
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
Tickets and info: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1531176
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: 9 p.m., $30
Tickets and info: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1531442
Sunday, September 17th
You’re The Expert
With: Host Chris Duffy, Roy Wood Jr., and more!
Bell House: 2 p.m., $20
Tickets and info: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1531443
With: Host Eugene Mirman and guests TBA!
Bell House: 4:30 p.m., $25
Tickets and info: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1531444
With: Hosts Blythe Roberson, Madelyn Freed, and guest comics Bennett Ferris, Harris Mayersohn and more!
Union Hall: 5 p.m., $15
Tickets and info: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1531185
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: 7 p.m., $25
Tickets and info: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1531445
With: Host Seth Herzog and more!
Union Hall: 8 p.m., $15
Tickets and info: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1531199
With: Host Eliot Glazer and more!
Bell House: 9:30 p.m., $20
Tickets and info: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1531447
Monday, September 18th
With: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugene Mirman, special guests TBA
Kings Theater: 8 p.m., $35-$55
Tuesday, September 19th
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: 8 p.m., $30
Tickets and info: http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1531449