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Ken Burns Made a Short Documentary About Eugene Mirman

Here's a mini-documentary that Ken Burns made about Eugene Mirman for Hampshire College, a school they both attended. Watch Ken Burns bring the same attention he gave to the Civil War and American baseball to waking up Eugene Mirman with a camera crew hovering over his bed. (via The Comic's Comic)

Eugene Mirman, Ira Glass, and Yo La Tengo Star in a Music Video for a Cool New Comedy/Music Album

Here's "Toymageddon," the first video from the upcoming comedy and music album, 2776. The album, from The Daily Show's Rob Kutner and the Levinson brothers, tells the story of America's past, present, and future with all proceeds going to the childrens charity OneKid OneWorld. The 2776 album is set for release on the 4th of July next year, and it features appearances from a whole slew of amazing people, including Will Forte, Ed Helms, Paul F. Tompkins, Maria Bamford, Patrick Stewart, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Andrew W.K., Martha Plimpton, The Sklar Brothers, Simon Helberg, Jonathan Katz, and more.

Help Eugene Mirman Get Samuel L. Jackson to Read a Monologue He Wrote

Yesterday, Samuel L. Jackson asked the Reddit community to write him a 300-word monologue, promising that he'll record a video of himself reading the monologue that gets the most upvotes tonight. Comedian Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers, Flight of the Conchords) rose to the challenge and crafted the following crazy 300-word monologue, which you can go to Reddit and support before it's too late and Samuel L. Jackson chooses a boring monologue that isn't written from the perspective of a blowjob glove inventor:

God, I’m so sleepy. My elbow hurts. My knees are bruised. I’ve been up for hours trying to literally fill her pussy with cream cheese. Why? [...]

Eugene Mirman's Reddit AMA Session Got Really Weird

Comedian Eugene Mirman did a question-and-answer session on Reddit today, and things instantly got super weird. Right off the bat, Mirman was asked a question by a Reddit user who had been masturbating on the webcam site Chat Roulette when he got randomly linked up with Mirman doing a live comedy show and using Chat Roulette with a projector in front of an audience. On top of that, the internet masturbator recognized Mirman and asked if it was him, and it got written up in The Huffington Post. That's easily one of the weirdest interactions to ever happen on a Reddit AMA, but there's also a guy who [...]

Eugene Mirman's First Hour-Long Comedy Special Will Be in a Fake Underground Laboratory

Eugene Mirman just announced on Twitter that his first hour-long standup special, Eugene Mirman: An Evening of Comedy in a Fake Underground Laboratory, will be premiering on Comedy Central on December 14th at midnight. Hopefully, it'll set a standard and from here on out, all comedy specials will be filmed in fake underground laboratories.

Watch Eugene Mirman Do Standup on 'Late Night'

Eugene Mirman was Late Night's featured standup last night, and if the concept of sad Gandalfs, "Get Out of Hell Free" cards, or Mirman's paintings tailored specifically for the Whole Foods crowd appeals to you, then you're in for quite the treat.

Talking to Eugene Mirman About The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, 'Bob's Burgers', and the NYC Standup Scene

It's going to be an exciting weekend for Eugene Mirman. Not only is Bob's Burgers, the Fox animated comedy he lends his voice to, returning for its fourth season Sunday night, but also the sixth annual Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival is happening in New York from Thursday through Sunday. This year, The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival will feature the return of some influential New York standup shows, like Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal's Hot Tub and Mirman's own Invite Them Up, with Bobby Tisdale, as well as a bouncy castle with a therapist in it and delightfully-titled one-off shows like "Comics We Hope Don't Move to LA (Though We Understand There Is [...]

Watch Eugene Mirman Do Stand-Up on 'Conan'

Eugene Mirman returned to Conan last night to do a stand-up set, and most importantly, to answer some audience questions and to kick off what I'm assuming is his new career direction as an advice-giver to weird 22-year-olds.

Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: 'Eugene Mirman – An Evening of Comedy in a Fake Underground Laboratory'

Maybe you know Brooklyn comedian Eugene Mirman from his stand up or variety show hosting gigs, or perhaps you recognize his voice as weird kid Gene Belcher on Fox’s Bob’s Burgers. Either way, this week you can buy his first hour-long Comedy Central special An Evening of Comedy in a Fake Underground Laboratory on CD/DVD combo pack. The DVD special features include extra material cut from the show as well as a highlight reel from Mirman’s Comedy Central pilot Eugene! in which Mirman ran a fake television network — “like Oprah, but also, not like Oprah.”

Neil deGrasse Tyson Teaches Eugene Mirman, Kristen Schaal, and John Hodgman about Space

Here's StarTalk Neil deGrasse Tyson's new web show, which premiered this week on the Nerdist Network. It's based on Tyson's podcast of the same name and features a ton of comedians as guests, with Sarah Silverman and Jim Gaffigan slated to appear in the future. In this first episode, however, Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Eugene Mirman, Kristen Schaal, John Hodgman, and some astronaut in front of a live audience to educate them about space and to take their smartass questions.

Support Eugene Mirman's Uganda Petition on the White House Website (2ND UPDATE)

Comedian Eugene Mirman managed to sneak a vulgar petition past the folks at the open petition section of The White House's website. Mirman spread the word about it via Twitter, writing, "I'm somewhat surprised my petition to have Barack Obama tell Uganda to go fuck themselves was approved."

Here's what his petition says:

WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: To tell Uganda to go fuck themselves.

I would like Barack Obama to go on television and tell Uganda that their new anti-gay law is an outrageous crime against mankind and that they should go fuck themselves. I want him to keep saying "fuck you Uganda" until it [...]

The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival Announces Its Lineup

Eugene Mirman's comedy festival, aptly titled Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, just announced its 2013 lineup, and it's full of great comedians as usual. The Brooklyn- based festival is set to include comedians like Kristen Schaal, Jim Gaffigan, Wyatt Cenac, Jon Benjamin, Kurt Braunohler, Michael Che, and Leo Allen, along with the return of long-running show Invite Them Up and the New York return of Hot Tub, which Schaal and Braunohler brought to LA last year. In addition to that, there are delightfully titled shows like "Comics We Hope Don't Move to LA (Though We Understand There Is Much More Work There)" and "Comics Marc Maron Will Probably Resent in [...]

Jon Glaser on Being One of the Last Comedians Left in New York

"It’s weird. I mean, I bumped into Michael Showalter on the subway and we were having that discussion and came up with the funny idea of some type of show or web series about the last remaining few people in New York like me, him, you, H. Jon Benjamin. Even some people we have talked about have already moved to L.A. in the last few months … We had a funny idea for a show called Stayin Put!"

- Jon Glaser talking to Eugene Mirman for Vulture about being two of the last 15 comedians who still live in New York.

That's a Thing: How Eugene Mirman Cut His Own Path in Comedy

Eugene Mirman's first hour-long Comedy Central special, Eugene Mirman: An Evening of Comedy In a Fake Underground Laboratory, will be arriving on your television sets this Friday at midnight. Who is Eugene Mirman and what does it take to put together an hour of broadcast-worthy standup? Earlier this year I decided to find out. So for a few months, beginning in March, I followed Mirman as he prepared for his special in venues around Brooklyn. I tracked down his life story as well, to get a picture of a comedian's career in progress. I started at Pretty Good Friends, Mirman's weekly show: