Brooklyn Prepares Last Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival Ever!

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:

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:

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

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Saturday, September 16th

Maeve In America

With: Host Maeve Higgins and more!

Bell House: 3 p.m., $20

Tickets and info:

Boast Rattle

With: Host Kyle Ayers, Will Winner and more!

Bell House: 6 p.m., $20

Tickets and info:

Picture This!

With: Host Ian Fidance, Animator Bryan Brinkman, and more TBA!

Union Hall: 5 p.m., $15

Tickets and info:

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

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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:

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:

Hold On

With: Host Eugene Mirman and guests TBA!

Bell House: 4:30 p.m., $25

Tickets and info:

The Scientists

With: Hosts Blythe Roberson, Madelyn Freed, and guest comics Bennett Ferris, Harris Mayersohn and more!

Union Hall: 5 p.m., $15

Tickets and info:

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

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With: Host Seth Herzog and more!

Union Hall: 8 p.m., $15

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Haunting Renditions

With: Host Eliot Glazer and more!

Bell House: 9:30 p.m., $20

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Monday, September 18th

StarTalk Live!

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:


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Bill Tressler

Bill is a writer and comedy enthusiast from New York. An avid gamer and podcast fan, he strives to always toe the line between charming irreverence and grating honesty.
Bill Tressler
Bill Tressler
Bill is a writer and comedy enthusiast from New York. An avid gamer and podcast fan, he strives to always toe the line between charming irreverence and grating honesty.