Everyone has that one funny friend who could be a comedian.
Turns out Eugene Mirman just has a few more than average.
The award-winning comic may be the star of the appropriately-titled Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival
next weekend, but there are plenty of laughs to go around.
You've likely seen the Russian-born, Mass.-raised Mirman on stage doing stand-up
, on Adult Swim's Delocated!,
on HBO's Flight of the Conchords
, or maybe you've heard him as the voice of Gene Belcher on FOX's Bob's Burgers.
Yes, he's been busy,
and along the way he's made quite a
And like homies tend to do, these guys roll deep. The weekend-long mini tour of Boston and Cambridge kicks off Friday at the Wilbur Theatre,
where The Daily Show
's Wyatt Cenac
, Sterling Archer himself Jon Benjamin
, and the legendary Bobcat Goldthwait share the bill with Mirman.
The fest then moves across the river for two shows on Saturday at The Sinclair in Harvard Square
, where rising local comic Ben Dryer
headlines a showcase of homegrown talent.
And if you can't make either, drag your buddy to Sunday night's closing show at the Sinclair for Wesley Stace's Cabinet of Wonders, a musical and comedic variety show
that doesn't care if you show up unshowered and nursing a hangover after a long weekend.
After all, friends don't judge.