Eugene Mirman

Eugene Mirman

Maeve Higgins

Thu. April 6, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Underground Arts

$20.00 - $22.00

This event is 21 and over

Eugene Mirman
Eugene Mirman
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.
Maeve Higgins
Maeve Higgins
A TV star in her native Ireland, Maeve Higgins has performed all over the world, including in Edinburgh, Melbourne and, most recently, Erbil. Now based in New York, she’s made a name for herself there too. In a good way! She co-hosts Neil deGrasse Tyson’s StarTalk on National Geographic and has appeared in Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer. Maeve hosts a live show every month with author Jon Ronson and is a frequent guest at the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival. She is writing a book of funny essays for Penguin, due for publication in late 2017. Maeve also makes great radio and is currently hosting a podcast about immigration called ‘Maeve In America’ for First Look Media. Maeve says ‘yikes’ a lot and her favorite food is peanut butter.
Venue Information:
Underground Arts
1200 Callowhill Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19108
http://undergroundarts.org/

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