FFF Comics We Heart: Eugene Mirman

You most likely know Eugene Mirman as the voice of Gene Belcher, the youngest child from FOX’s amazing animated family on Bob’s Burgers. On the show (just renewed for a fourth season!), he’s the ideal projection of an eager, stream-of-conscious, booger-covered kid that you can’t help but love.

But in real life, Russian-born Mirman (his middle name is Boris!) is the epitome of New England articulation and hipster-inspiring cleverness. He notices the things you don’t in everyday conversation. His sets often involve visual aides.

Here, his definition of “alternative comedy”:

Mirman is no stranger to touring, and often does so at rock clubs and music venues. He’s opened for Modest Mouse and The Shins and also toured on the Comedians of Comedy Tour with Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn and Maria Bamford.

He has his OWN festival called the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival.

Still, he’s been kind enough to visit Austin a few times. He’s been at SXSW twice now, once at a secret show at Frank with Aziz Ansari. And last year, almost the entire Bob’s Burgers cast came to perform at a couple of show’s at Esther’s Follies.

We’re pleased as punch to get to see him and his endlessly evolving set list yet again on the Moontower Comedy Yellow Stage at Fun Fun Fun Fest. He performs on Sunday at 4:40pm, nestled right in between Har Mar Superstar and Doug Benson!

If you’ve got a wristband, make sure to give this guy a listen. You won’t be disappointed.

 

Michael Graupmann

Michael Graupmann is the Senior Editor of Arts and Entertainment at CultureMap Austin and a blogger for The Moontower Comedy Festival. He is a producer of The Encyclopedia Show Austin, Mortified Austin and The Austin Story Slam. When he's not writing or attending one of Austin's endless bounty of performance ventures, he's sleeping or on his way to another show.

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