Friday, Apr 17, 2015 7:00p -
Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 9:00p
Brattle Theatre and Schubert Theatre
Boston and Cambridge, MA 02108
Date Idea, Festivals & Fairs, Film, Performing Arts
The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival returns with a packed line-up of shows at the Shubert Theatre in Boston and the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge.
PRETTY GOOD FRIENDS
FRIDAY, APRIL 17TH • SHUBERT THEATRE
SHOW: 8PM, DOORS: 7PM
with: Eugene Mirman, Jon Glaser, H. Jon Benjamin, Maeve Higgins, Dan Boulger, and more!
Pretty Good Friends is a Brooklyn-based comedy collective created by long-time collaborators Eugene Mirman and Julie Smith Clem. Their eponymous standup comedy show is hosted by Eugene Mirman, and features his funniest and most talented friends. Pretty Good Friends has appeared at SF Sketchfest, SXSW, Just For Laughs and had its own 10-night run at the Soho Theater in London, as well as its own tour in the U.S. The show was named “New York’s Best Indie Comedy Night” by New York Magazine, who called it: “The best mix of format and talent for a comedy show…screwball stand-up, stories, skits, and short films.” www.prettygoodfriends.com
TV GUIDANCE COUNSELOR
SATURDAY, APRIL 18TH • BRATTLE THEATRE
SHOW: 3:30PM, DOORS: 3PM
Host: Ken Reid. Guest: Eugene Mirman
TV Guidance Counselor is a new podcast about old TV, hosted by Boston-based comedian Ken Reid. The premise is: Ken owns every TV Guide from 1980-1995. His guest picks a random TV Guide, writes down everything in it that they want to watch, and the podcast is the discussion of their choices. The conversations include stories about growing up, people's relationship with television, and Ken spits out a lot of trivia. Past guests have included: Amy Sedaris, Christian Finnegan, Laura Kightlinger, Michael Ian Black, Kumail Nanjiani, Jonathan Katz, Hari Kondabolu, and many more. http://tvguidancecounselor.com/
YOU'RE THE EXPERT
SATURDAY, APRIL 18TH • BRATTLE THEATRE
SHOW: 6PM, DOORS: 5:30PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 19TH • BRATTLE THEATRE
SHOW: 5PM, DOORS: 4:30PM
Host: Chris Duffy. With: Special Guests!
You're the Expert is a new radio show on 90.9 WBUR, Boston's NPR news station. Hosted and produced by Chris Duffy, each show features an expert in a specialized field, along with a panel of 3 comedians. Through games, sketches, and hilariously misguided guesses, the comedians try to figure out what our expert studies all day. The show also features a discussion with our expert where we hear about their latest findings and why their field is important. You're the Expert bridges the gap between comedy and academia, in a show that's laugh-out-loud funny but also packed full of meaningful information. This very special installment is co-presented by the Cambridge Science Festival.
WYATT CENAC'S 39TH SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY COMEDY SHOW!
SATURDAY, APRIL 18TH • SHUBERT THEATRE
SHOW: 8:30PM, DOORS: 7:30PM
With: Eugene Mirman, Wyatt Cenac, Seaton Smith, Jessica Williams, Phoebe Robinson and more!
This very special comedy show is to celebrate Wyatt Cenac's 39th birthday. The evening will include stand up comedy from Wyatt, and some of his favorite comedians. Plus there will be surprises, and maybe a birthday cake.
STAR TALK LIVE!
SUNDAY, APRIL 19TH • SHUBERT THEATRE
SHOW: 7PM, DOORS: 6PM
Hosts: Bill Nye the Science Guy & Eugene Mirman. Guests: Rachel Dratch & more!
Science meets comedy and pop culture onstage at StarTalk Live!, the StarTalk Radio road show that’s entertaining and educating sold-out audiences around the country. Just like the award-winning podcast and radio show, StarTalk Live! explores current events from the frontiers of science and space exploration, and, like StarTalk Radio, includes scientists, celebrities and comedians as featured guests.
StarTalk Live! gets its DNA from StarTalk Radio, the iTunes chart-topping, award-winning podcast and radio program from Neil deGrasse Tyson and Curved Light Productions. Each episode bridges the intersection between pop culture and science with clarity, humor and passion, covering captivating subjects like space travel, human intelligence, sex, extra-terrestrial life, the Big Bang, the future of our Earth and the environment.
StarTalk Live! is a co-production of Curved Light Productions and Pretty Good Friends. This very special installment is co-presented by the Cambridge Science Festival.
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.