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A solid piece of sound advice: if you're heading to Wilco's Solid Sound Festival, don't miss John Hodgman’s Comedy Stage...
06/21/2019

A solid piece of sound advice: if you're heading to Wilco's Solid Sound Festival, don't miss John Hodgman’s Comedy Stage on Saturday, 6/29! With Jean Grae, The Doughboys, Rhea Butcher, & Aparna Nancherla! #SOLIDSOUND2019

"Conceived as a concert film before life pulled it in another direction, this loving documentary about the Eugene Mirman...
06/12/2019
8 Hidden Indie Gems at This Year’s BAMcinemaFest

"Conceived as a concert film before life pulled it in another direction, this loving documentary about the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival — specifically its bittersweet final year — is a wonderful tribute to its big-hearted namesake (who you might know as the voice of Gene Belcher on “Bob’s Burgers”). Mirman sees comedy as an inclusive laugh-along as opposed to a competitive arena, and Julie Smith Clem and Ken Druckerman’s film makes it easy to appreciate why the hilarious likes of Kumail Nanjiani and John Hodgman are so eager to sing his praises."

NYC premiere on Thursday 6/20 at BAM. Tickets: bit.ly/2Eg2Rj8

Consider the annual summer festival a welcome respite from the boom and bustle of a season crowded with big, bigger, and biggest blockbuster films.

It Started as a Joke is a warm and generous inside look at Brooklyn’s alternative comedy community. Begun as, yes, a jok...
06/05/2019
BAMcinemaFest 2019 to Open With Lulu Wang’s ‘The Farewell,’ Announces Full Lineup — Exclusive

It Started as a Joke is a warm and generous inside look at Brooklyn’s alternative comedy community. Begun as, yes, a joke by Mirman in 2008, the festival went on to become a beloved annual tradition, a refreshingly DIY, anything-goes (one’s year’s theme: “The Drunk Show”) showcase for some of New York’s brightest comic talents, including Mike Birbiglia, Wyatt Cenac, Jim Gaffigan, Janeane Garofalo, Kumail Nanjiani, Kristen Schaal, Michael Showalter, and many others. Interweaving priceless standup sets from the festival alongside Mirman’s candid reflections on his creative process and his family’s personal struggles, this delightful documentary is a hilarious and heartfelt ode to the end of an era in New York City comedy.

https://www.indiewire.com/2019/05/bamcinemafest-2019-full-lineup-1202130454/

06/05/2019

Join us in Brooklyn on June 20th for "It Started As A Joke" as part of the BAMcinemaFest.

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06/05/2019

Pretty Good Friends's cover photo

It all started as a joke in Brooklyn, and now “It Started As A Joke” is on its way over! Tickets are on sale for our Jun...
05/17/2019

It all started as a joke in Brooklyn, and now “It Started As A Joke” is on its way over! Tickets are on sale for our June 20 screening at BAM Film: bit.ly/2vzewVQ
#bamcinemafest

You know him, you love him, and you're the first to hear that John Mulaney will be joining Eugene Mirman, Aparna Nancher...
05/02/2019

You know him, you love him, and you're the first to hear that John Mulaney will be joining Eugene Mirman, Aparna Nancherla, Negin Farsad & Ophira Eisenberg at our 6th Annual Grist Comedy Extravaganza on 5/8 at The Bell House! TICKETS: https://bit.ly/2G2e5Jp

Grist.org is telling critically important stories, so every year we invite our favorite comedians to do the opposite. Ti...
04/15/2019

Grist.org is telling critically important stories, so every year we invite our favorite comedians to do the opposite. Tickets are on sale now for the 6th Annual Grist Comedy Extravaganza, 5/8 at The Bell House! Hosted by Eugene Mirman, with Aparna Nancherla, Negin Farsad, Ophira Eisenberg, and more. Ticket link in the comments!

Boston friends: It Started As a Joke has been selected for Independent Film Festival Boston, April 24-May 1! Screening d...
04/05/2019
IFFBoston 2019: April 24–May 1

Boston friends: It Started As a Joke has been selected for Independent Film Festival Boston, April 24-May 1! Screening dates are TBA so go ahead and block off that whole week for now.

Independent Film Festival Boston brings the best new films and filmmakers to Boston year-round.

NYC - be sure to catch Therese Plaehn's performance in Nassim this Sunday at 2:30pm! Pictured here in an earlier career ...
03/29/2019

NYC - be sure to catch Therese Plaehn's performance in Nassim this Sunday at 2:30pm! Pictured here in an earlier career highlight, as Crying Woman on our Awkward Party Bus. Details & tickets: https://bit.ly/2T0hGfh

An archival no context Ira Glass to bless your timeline (photo by David Andrako)
03/22/2019

An archival no context Ira Glass to bless your timeline
(photo by David Andrako)

When it’s still winter on March 1st
03/01/2019

When it’s still winter on March 1st

An exclusive behind-the-scenes, in-front-of-castle glimpse of It Started As a Joke, premiering at SXSW in March! Screeni...
02/18/2019

An exclusive behind-the-scenes, in-front-of-castle glimpse of It Started As a Joke, premiering at SXSW in March! Screenings will be held 3/10, 3/12, and 3/14. More info available here: https://bit.ly/2T6Eptz
📷: David Andrako

Our documentary It Started As a Joke will premiere this spring at SXSW! If you'll be in Austin we hope you like it, and ...
01/17/2019

Our documentary It Started As a Joke will premiere this spring at SXSW! If you'll be in Austin we hope you like it, and if you won't be, we hope you like it a little later. More info here: https://bit.ly/2MjrApS

Incredible photo of NYC last night
12/28/2018

Incredible photo of NYC last night

Riding out of 2018 like🙋🏼: Bridget Everett📸: David Andrako
12/21/2018

Riding out of 2018 like

🙋🏼: Bridget Everett
📸: David Andrako

When you are the embodiment of holiday cheer
12/14/2018

When you are the embodiment of holiday cheer

Hope everyone had a lovely thanksgiving! Here’s the pie we baked (the Getty Images watermark crust is tricky but it came...
11/23/2018

Hope everyone had a lovely thanksgiving! Here’s the pie we baked (the Getty Images watermark crust is tricky but it came out nice)

Just a couple of American icons here to implore you to vote on Tuesday!🗽 📸: David Andrako
11/02/2018

Just a couple of American icons here to implore you to vote on Tuesday!🗽

📸: David Andrako

Us hearing a rumor that you missed the incredible live You're the Expert at National Geographic Museum. Hope it’s a vici...
10/26/2018

Us hearing a rumor that you missed the incredible live You're the Expert at National Geographic Museum. Hope it’s a vicious lie?Such a great night, we’ll see you at the next! 📸: Taylor Mickal

Us caught in the deluge of this news cycle but still laughing at the UB40 thing 📷: David Andrako
10/02/2018

Us caught in the deluge of this news cycle but still laughing at the UB40 thing
📷: David Andrako

Ready for a long weekend of quietly fuming about the patriarchy on the beach! ⛱
08/31/2018

Ready for a long weekend of quietly fuming about the patriarchy on the beach! ⛱

Tfw you see the shows we’ve got coming your way this fall 📸: David Andrako
08/24/2018

Tfw you see the shows we’ve got coming your way this fall

📸: David Andrako

Edinburgh looks like a city that’s prepared to run into its ex-boyfriend at any moment
08/17/2018

Edinburgh looks like a city that’s prepared to run into its ex-boyfriend at any moment

Thank you, comedians, that’s a wrap! Water will take it from here
08/10/2018

Thank you, comedians, that’s a wrap! Water will take it from here

In honor of the forecast, our patron saint of rainy weekends 📸: David Andrako 🌂🙅🏻: Kristen Schall
08/03/2018

In honor of the forecast, our patron saint of rainy weekends

📸: David Andrako
🌂🙅🏻: Kristen Schall

This Elmo blooper in the Robin Williams documentary is truly, as the kids say, a mood
07/27/2018

This Elmo blooper in the Robin Williams documentary is truly, as the kids say, a mood

We dipped back into the archives so you could have this nightmare (and eat it too) 📸: David Andrako🎂: Michael Showalter
07/20/2018

We dipped back into the archives so you could have this nightmare (and eat it too)

📸: David Andrako
🎂: Michael Showalter

Just a reminder to weirdly connect with someone this weekend📷: David Andrako👀: Eugene Mirman
07/06/2018

Just a reminder to weirdly connect with someone this weekend

📷: David Andrako
👀: Eugene Mirman

It’s been a rough week. Here’s a #tbt with Jon “Big Apple” Hamm! Rest your weary eyes here as long as you want, no quest...
06/29/2018

It’s been a rough week. Here’s a #tbt with Jon “Big Apple” Hamm! Rest your weary eyes here as long as you want, no questions asked.

An astronomical announcement: StarTalk Live returns to The Beacon Theatre on 11/14! Journey through an infinite universe...
06/22/2018

An astronomical announcement: StarTalk Live returns to The Beacon Theatre on 11/14! Journey through an infinite universe of science, pop culture, and comedy with Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Eugene Mirman. Tickets are on sale, and less infinite--claim yours now! https://bit.ly/2ytI3Eo

Brooklyn! Find a babysitter for May 7 before these comics snap up all the good ones. Standup Comedy From Parents Who Wan...
04/11/2018
Standup Comedy From Parents Who Want to Lie Down - Tickets - The Bell House - Brooklyn, New York - May 7th, 2018

Brooklyn! Find a babysitter for May 7 before these comics snap up all the good ones. Standup Comedy From Parents Who Want to Lie Down is just a few weeks away at The Bell House! With the very funny & almost certainly sleep-deprived Ophira Eisenberg, Eugene Mirman, Roy Wood Jr, and Iris Bahr. Tickets: https://bit.ly/2v2cwYN

Standup comedians with kids. It’s laughable. An evening of standup comedy from some of NYC's funniest comedians who happen to have kids and are likely very tired. Hosted by Ophira Eisenberg, fea

The Eugene Mirman Festival is coming up!! Check out our super fun poster designed by Nicole Anguish. Thanks, Nicole! Com...
09/05/2017

The Eugene Mirman Festival is coming up!! Check out our super fun poster designed by Nicole Anguish. Thanks, Nicole! Come join us September 15th-19th!!

Announcing: Our 10th Annual Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival Friday, September 15th to Monday, September 18th in Brooklyn, ...
06/27/2017
Top Secret Pretty Good Friends Mailing List

Announcing: Our 10th Annual Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival Friday, September 15th to Monday, September 18th in Brooklyn, NY. Join our mailing list to be alerted when tickets go on sale and pick up a vintage EMCF merch freebie at the festival!

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Heyo! You're The Expert returns to #Boston this Sunday, June 4th @ 4pm est @rockwellthtr in Davis Square with Ken Reid C...
06/01/2017

Heyo! You're The Expert returns to #Boston this Sunday, June 4th @ 4pm est @rockwellthtr in Davis Square with Ken Reid Christine Cuddy & Corey Rodrigues. Ticket link in bio. || #bostoncomedy #bostonevents #bostonshows #bostonscience

Tickets Here: http://bpt.me/2948539

Announcing StarTalk Live! at Awesome Con with guest host Chris Hadfield. http://awesome-con.com/guests/colonel-chris-had...
04/27/2017
Colonel Chris Hadfield

Announcing StarTalk Live! at Awesome Con with guest host Chris Hadfield.
http://awesome-con.com/guests/colonel-chris-hadfield/

Colonel Chris Hadfield Astronaut | First Canadian Commander of the International Space Station (2013)“Good morning, Earth!” That is how Colonel Chris Hadfield—writing on Twitter—woke up the world every day while living for five months aboard the International Space Station. Through his 21-years as a...

You're the Expert is heading to Washington, DC this Thursday 03/30 at National Geographic at 7:00pm! Hosted by Chris Duf...
03/28/2017

You're the Expert is heading to Washington, DC this Thursday 03/30 at National Geographic at 7:00pm! Hosted by Chris Duffy featuring comedians Aparna Nancherla, Hari Kondabolu, and Maeve Higgins with guest expert Clare Fieseler.

Ticket and more info: http://bit.ly/2ndnQI6

You're the Expert is heading to the Atlanta Science Festival this Tuesday, March 21st at 7:30pm at  7 Stageses with Chri...
03/18/2017
Event Details

You're the Expert is heading to the Atlanta Science Festival this Tuesday, March 21st at 7:30pm at 7 Stageses with Chris Duffy (National Geographic), featuring comedians Shalewa Sharpe (Red Clay Comedy Festival) and Josh Sharp (UCB), and Chuck Bryant (Stuff You Should Know)!
Tickets: http://atlscifest.org/events/event/134890

You're the Expert is a live show and podcast. Through game show segments and hilariously misguided guesses, a panel of comedians including Atlanta native

Maeve In America Live! is just a week away. Hosted by Maeve Higgins with guests Mona Chalabi (The Guardian), Aminatou So...
02/22/2017

Maeve In America Live! is just a week away. Hosted by Maeve Higgins with guests Mona Chalabi (The Guardian), Aminatou Sow (Call Your Girlfriend), comedian Naomi Ekperigin - Blacktress Comedy, poet Yosimar Reyes, musician Emmy The Great and more! SubCulture on Wednesday, March 1st at 8pm.
Tickets: http://subculturenewyork.com/event/maeve-in-america-live/

Maeve In America
02/14/2017
Maeve In America

Maeve In America

“There are many beautiful things still possible in America, and if you look through an immigrant’s eyes, you can really see them.” - Maeve Higgins shares the small, familiar details that remind us that immigrants are simply people in The Guardian.

Maeve In America is back for Season 2 with a very special Valentine’s Day episode! Spread the love & subscribe here: htt...
02/14/2017
Maeve in America

Maeve In America is back for Season 2 with a very special Valentine’s Day episode! Spread the love & subscribe here: http://bit.ly/2lcQ6NA

A new podcast hosted by comedian Maeve Higgins

"The comedian Maeve Higgins' podcast isn’t about politics, exactly; it’s about people. But because those people are immi...
02/02/2017
Six Podcasts to Help You Survive the Trump Era

"The comedian Maeve Higgins' podcast isn’t about politics, exactly; it’s about people. But because those people are immigrants, their personal stories now sound more political than ever." --The Village Voice

http://www.villagevoice.com/news/six-podcasts-to-help-you-survive-the-trump-era-9629718

Plug into these podcasts and tune out the noise. The FourFiftyOne “I was looking for a podcast that was a direct response to Trump, and I couldn’t find one,” says Summer Brennan, one of the hosts of the new show The FourFiftyOne (as in Fahrenheit), which calls itself “a podcast...

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