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Treat Yourself to a Mystery Sack from H. Jon Benjamin and Eugene Mirman's New Online Store

H. Jon Benjamin and Eugene Mirman just opened up an online store. Called Flotsam General Store, the "post-structural online shopping experience" currently offers a small-sized "Mystery Sack" for $40 and free 6-8+ week shipping. What's in the sacks? According to the store's FAQ, "Flotsam sacks are stocked according to the principes of 'positive sourcing,' with three or more Flotsam products hand-conceived by the Flotsam Design Team." Benjamin said in an interview last month that the items included in each sack will be "products that will leave a legacy. Something to be proud of for time immemorial." Here's more information on Benjamin and Mirman's new business venture [...]

'The New Yorker' Profiles Eugene Mirman's Live Version of 'StarTalk'

"Throughout the show, these jokes created pauses for laughter, welcome little breaks in the onslaught of science, that allowed our brains to track, like undersea robots, the terrain that was laid before us. When Nye asked Gallo a high-minded question about the ages of ice and of water and their relation to the origin of life on Earth, Mirman said, 'Yeah—where did life begin? Just curious.' He added, 'And don’t say a really cool garden.'"

- from The New Yorker's new piece all about Eugene Mirman and Bill Nye doing a live version of Neil deGrasse Tyson's Nerdist web series StarTalk, which combines comedian guests with science experts.

'Eugene Mirman Day' Is Now an Official Holiday in the City of Boston

Comedian Eugene Mirman now has his own holiday. The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival is in Boston this weekend, and in honor of that, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has officially proclaimed May 3rd, 2014, as "Eugene Mirman Day" in the city. Mirman grew up in suburban Boston and started his standup career in the city before moving to New York.

Check out Boston's official proclamation about the holiday and a photo of Mirman with the Mayor (via his Twitter) below:

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 [...]

Eugene Mirman Makes the Coolest Malt Liquor Ad Ever on 'The Approval Matrix'

brightcove.createExperiences(); Here's a sneak peek at Monday night's episode of SundanceTV's The Approval Matrix, in which host Neal Brennan wonders what happened to being cool and enlists Eugene Mirman to star in a malt liquor ad that updates the smoothness of '80s Colt 45 commercials with today's idea of coolness — a Game of Thrones fan who gets really mad if you rudely take the "Cold 45" he wanted to give to his friend Xavier.

Eugene Mirman on The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival and WhiteHouse.Gov Petitions

Eugene Mirman is a master of incorporating his absurd humor into places you wouldn't expect to find it. Whether he's making silly WhiteHouse.gov petitions, like one in which he requested Barack Obama call the Ugandan president a "ding dong boob poopy," or coming up with amazing things for corporations to sponsor at his self-titled comedy festival, like a bouncy castle with a therapist inside, even Mirman's ancillary endeavors retains the same irreverent wittiness. So far this year, the Bob's Burgers voice actor and busy standup recorded his fifth comedy album, brought The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival to Boston (where the mayor made "Eugene Mirman Day" an official city holiday), and did a standup [...]

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? [...]

The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival Announces Its 2014 Lineup

The seventh annual Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival is set to take place at The Bell House and Union Hall in Brooklyn next month from September 18-22, and the full lineup was just announced. In addition to the return of Mirman's Pretty Good Friends show and two live recordings of the StarTalk Live! podcast with Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye, a bunch of performers and comedy people are slated to show up including H. Jon Benjamin, Michael Che, Michelle Wolf, Jon Glaser, Jessi Klein, Wyatt Cenac, Robyn Hitchcock, Nick Thune, and more.

Click through for the full schedule:

Eugene Mirman Talks About the Most Awkward Time He Was Recognized in Public

Here's a clip from A Night at Whiplash in which Eugene Mirman tells a story of being recognized in Guitar Center. It gets a little awkward.

For Eugene's full set as well as sets by Sheng Wang, Carmen Lynch, Janeane Garofalo, Jared Logan, Michael Che, and Sean Patton, check out A Night at Whiplash now for only $5.

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 [...]