EMCF 2017: Boast Rattle

EMCF 2017: Boast Rattle

With: Host Kyle Ayers, Will Winner, Eugene Mirman, Joel Kim Booster, Elna Baker, and more!

Saturday · September 16, 2017

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

$20

This event is 21 and over

*Please note this event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.

**This event will be filmed for a documentary about the festival. By attending you consent to the use of your photograph, image, voice and likeness to be photographed, recorded, exhibited, displayed, published distributed or otherwise reproduced for any purpose in any manner in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity, without any remuneration.

 

Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival 2017
Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival 2017
Founded in 2008 by Julie Smith Clem and Eugene Mirman, The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival is the world’s first sincere-and-ironic comedy festival that celebrates a close-knit comedy community, while making fun of the trappings of mainstream festival programming.
Boast Rattle
Boast Rattle
Boast Rattle: A roast-style competitive COMPLIMENT contest. Comedians go head to head seeing who can compliment the other better, and even a lucky crowd member gets to have their day improved with some on-the-spot boasting. With special guest judges and performances throughout.
Eugene Mirman
Eugene Mirman
Eugene Mirman is a comedian, actor and hero who lives in Massachusetts. He voices “Gene” on Fox’s Emmy Award winning animated series Bob’s Burgers and hosts the Audible podcast, Hold On. He appeared regularly on Flight of the Conchords, Adult Swim’s Delocated, and Archer, and has two standup comedy specials on Comedy Central. His latest comedy special is available on Netflix. Eugene is also a frequent co-host of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s science/ comedy show, StarTalk. His fifth comedy album, I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome), is available from Sub Pop Records in multiple formats — a 9 Volume Digital Set, 7LPs, a chair, and a robe.
Joel Kim Booster
Joel Kim Booster
Joel Kim Booster is a Chicago bred, Brooklyn based comedian and writer. He cares deeply about cats, appointment television, various feuds and more! He has been featured on Conan, Logo, Comedy Central and he desperately wants you to like him.
Elna Baker
Elna Baker
The Back Story: Elna Baker was born in Tacoma, Washington. She moved overseas when she was nine, and grew up in Madrid, London and New York City—where she attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Her parents now live in Siberia where her father runs a titanium factory. When she goes home to visit she runs down the halls of the factory and knocks things over while chanting, "it's Daddy's factory!" in a pretentious British accent.

Profession: When Elna used to answer the dreaded, "What do you do?" question she'd say: "actress" or "comedian." Now she says, "writer." In honor of this switch she purchased a bunch of button down cardigans and glasses, (see BLOG page for a visual explanation).

Her Credits: As a comedian and storyteller, Elna has performed with The Moth, on This American Life, Studio 360, Radiolab, BBC Radio 4, at the Upright Citizens Brigade, The PIT, The Magnet and at many other comedy clubs throughout New York City.

Her show IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING premiered at the NY Fringe Festival and under the direction of her mentor Elizabeth Swados, she also created MEXICAN-MORMON (La Mama Etc.) and A BOOK OF OVER-DRAMATIC CONFESSIONS.

She's written for ELLE Magazine, GLAMOUR, Five Dials and The Onion. She also appeared in The New Yorker…or a really bad picture of her did, but hey, that counts. In 2007 and 2008 Elna was awarded residencies at Yaddo and The MacDowell Colony.

The Future: Her book The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance will be published by Penguin Oct. 15th, 2009.
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/