Sarah Vowell, Eugene Mirman, Wyatt Cenac

Sunday · September 21, 2014

Doors: 4:30 pm / Show: 5:00 pm


Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

**Please note that this event will be mixed seating/standing. Please arrive early for the best seat selection.

Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival 2014
Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival 2014
The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival returns to Brooklyn this September, with a packed line-up of shows at the Bell House and Union Hall.

Founded in 2008, 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 comedy festivals.

The independent and grassroots event is produced by Pretty Good Friends: Eugene Mirman and Julie Smith Clem. It takes place in Brooklyn every September and in Boston/Cambridge every spring.

Performers participate in the festival because of their enthusiasm for this dumb, but charming, annual tradition.

Jim Gaffigan, Sarah Silverman, Aziz Ansari, Mike Birbiglia, Kristen Schaal, David Cross, Daniel Kitson, Fred Armisen, Sarah Vowell, John Hodgman, Michael Showalter, Janeane Garofalo, John Oliver, H Jon Benjamin, Jon Glaser, Yo La Tengo, Todd Barry, Reggie Watts, Louis CK, Neko Case, Ira Glass, Bobcat Goldthwait, Jonathan Katz, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Nick Kroll, John Mulaney and John Oates.
You're The Expert
You're The Expert
You’re the Expert features three hilarious comedians trying to guess what a professor studies all day. Over the course of the show, we hear about the latest findings and why their field is important. It’s a live show and podcast hosted by Chris Duffy and produced by Pretty Good Friends.
Sarah Vowell
Sarah Vowell
Sarah Vowell is the New York Times’ bestselling author of six nonfiction books on American history and culture. By examining the connections between the American past and present, she offers personal, often humorous accounts of everything from presidents and their assassins to colonial religious fanatics, as well as thoughts on American Indians, utopian dreamers, pop music and the odd cranky cartographer.
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.
Wyatt Cenac
Wyatt Cenac
Emmy and WGA Award winner Wyatt Cenac is a NY-based stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer. Armed with an “attentive, inquisitive perspective” (AV Club) and an “hilariously understated style” (Paste Magazine), he has become a favorite of audiences and critics alike. Wyatt’s second hour standup special, Brooklyn, which he also directed, premiered on Netflix in October 2014 and was also released as a limited edition vinyl-only album of the same title on Other Music. The hour was listed as one of the “11 Best Standup Specials of 2014” by Vulture and was praised as “some of his best, funniest insights” by The AV Club. Wyatt’s first hour special Comedy Person premiered on Comedy Central in May 2011, earning him a spot on Paste Magazine’s “Best Comedians” list of that year. The album of the special was named one of the “Best Comedy Albums of 2011” by Huffington Post.

From 2008 to 2012, Wyatt was a writer and popular correspondent on the hit latenight Comedy Central series The Daily Show with Jon Stewart where he earned 3 Emmy Awards and one WGA award. He also spent three seasons writing for FOX’s King of the Hill. On the big screen, Wyatt has appeared in Mike Birbiglia’s acclaimed film Sleepwalk With Me, David Cross’ feature Hits, Darren Grodsky’s independent film Growing Up (and Other Lies) and Barry Jenkins’ Medicine for Melancholy, which was nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards. He also served as Executive Producer alongside Jay-Z on the feature An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, which screened at Sundance in 2012 to rave reviews, with The New York Times describing the film as “a most lovely and meticulously handmade hodgepodge of art and feeling.”

Wyatt has appeared on IFC’s popular TV series Maron, Adult Swim’s cult favorite The Eric Andre Show, and Comedy Central’s John Oliver’s New York Standup Show. This year he will also be Executive Producing a topical comedy series for Pivot. He is a latenight favorite, with appearances on Conan, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and Last Call with Carson Daly. Wyatt performs standup to sold-out crowds nationally and internationally, and he has been featured as a performer at Bumbershoot, South By Southwest, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Bonnaroo, and the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival.
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215