52 Church street
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Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival – Tickets – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA – June 29th, 2013

Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival

One Of Each!

Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival

Eugene Mirman, Wyatt Cenac, Stephin Merritt (of the Magnetic Fields), Mehran Khaghani, Claudia Cogan, and "Special Guests"

Sat, June 29, 2013

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

$20 advance / $25 day of show

This event is 18 and over

This is a partially seated show.
Tickets available at TICKETMASTER.COM, or by phone at 800-745-3000. No service charge on tickets purchased in person at The Sinclair Box office Tuesdays-Saturdays 12-7PM, or at the Royale box office Fridays from 12-6PM.

Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival
Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival
Eugene Mirman is bringing his Comedy Festival back to Boston for a second year featuring four nights of outstanding comedy May 1-4. Eugene is a comedian and hero who was raised in the Boston area and now lives in Brooklyn where he curates his hugely popular annual Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival. Last summer, Eugene brought his fantastic multi-night festival to Boston for the first time ever and it proved to be such a hit that this Spring he will be back with another line up of fantastic shows and talent.

The Sinclair and Berklee Performance Center will host the 2nd Annual Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival Boston. Joining Eugene will be fellow MA-raised humorist John Hodgman, “Bob’s Burgers” co-star Kristen Schaal, legendary UK comedian Daniel Kitson, Wyatt Cenac, Nick Thune, Ken Reid and a very special Boston edition of the hit live show and podcast StarTalk Live! with guest host Bill Nye The Science Guy, plus more special guests tba! Shows + ticket links below.

Comedian/actor Eugene Mirman voices "Gene" on Fox's hit animated series Bob's Burgers, now in its fourth season. He’s had roles on Flight of the Conchords and Delocated, and has two Comedy Central Specials. He was named Best New York City Comedian by the Village Voice, one of "50 Funniest" by Time Out New York, and one of the 10 best comedians of the last decade by Paste Magazine. He's released four comedy albums including Eugene Mirman: An Evening of Comedy in a Fake Underground Laboratory, available on cd/dvd on Comedy Central Records. He's also the author of an incredibly funny parody-ish self-help book, The Will to Whatevs. Named by Rolling Stone as "Hot Twitterer," Eugene also keeps over 311k followers entertained daily.
Eugene Mirman
Eugene Mirman
Brooklyn resident (and Russian immigrant) Eugene Mirman is a really great guy and comedian. Eugene has appeared on television, which is still a relevant medium for another few years. Some examples include: his own half hour special on Comedy Central, appearances on Conan O'Brien, a recurring role on HBO's Flight of the Conchords, Bob's Burgers, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Home Movies, Lucy, Daughter of the
Devil and the Adult Swim live action series Delocated.

Photo: Seth Olenick
Wyatt Cenac
Wyatt Cenac
Wyatt Cenac was born in New York City. After three years of big city life he had enough and moved to Dallas, Texas. Missing the big city life, Wyatt moved to North Carolina. After four years, he realized he got on the wrong plane and moved to the big city of Los Angeles where he would spend the next bunch of years doing comedy and getting into debt.

While in LA, Wyatt spent three seasons as a writer on FOX's animated show "King of the Hill" and also did stand up at shows like "Comedy Death Ray" and "The Tomorrow Show." To avoid his debt collectors, Wyatt spent most of his time performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade and Improv Olympic, where he did shows like "Rap Crisis Center," "The Armando Show" and did a regrettably terrible Barack Obama impression that found its way onto the Internet. In 2008, Wyatt starred in the film "Medicine for Melancholy" which was nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards and lost all three (Thanks a lot, "Synecdoche, New York").

Wanting to return to the big city he gave the finger to as a toddler, Wyatt moved back to New York in 2008 to join the news team of "The Daily Show" as a correspondent and writer. He forgot how cold it gets in the winter.

Wyatt's one hour stand-up special "Wyatt Cenac: Comedy Person" aired on Comedy Central last year.
Stephin Merritt (of the Magnetic Fields)
Stephin Merritt (of the Magnetic Fields)
Bubblegum purist Stephin Merritt has released seven albums by his band The Magnetic Fields, and two albums from The 6ths, all of them featuring extremely catchy songs.

Besides the Magnetic Fields and The 6ths, Stephin also creates music under the names Future Bible Heroes and The Gothic Archies. Merritt's five former Magnetic Fields albums --Distant Plastic Trees, The Wayward Bus, Holiday, and The Charm of the Highway Strip and Get Lost have placed him deep within the heart of the underground music community for nearly a decade. Now, with domestic sales of his latest album "69 Love Songs" reaching over 150,000, Merritt's work has brought him away from his former rarified status as "indie rock hero", and garnered him mainstream success.

Spin and Rolling Stone magazine, along with dozens of major national magazines and newspapers, have hailed "69 Love Songs" as one of the best albums of 1999. Merritt has gained official recognition as one of the country's best recent songwriters; the "Cole Porter of his generation".

Merritt credits much of his singular compositional ability to his early grounding in classic Top 40 pop, notably the shimmering structural perfection of ABBA (which he cites as his favorite band).

Merritt's lovely melodies are complemented by lyrics ripe with melancholy personal insights and bittersweet imagery. As the Village Voice pointed out, "These songs and their characters can get no closer to satisfaction than the margin, a memory or a daydream. Merritt sings obsessively about travel- alone in his living room sad shimmering music box melodies, he imagines a 'free love zone' somewhere far away."

Self- producing and arranging his songs, Merritt conjures meticulously crafted soundscapes using a variety of acoustic, electronic and improvised instruments. "Recording oneself allows the freedom to develop a production style other than the usual one," Merritt states. "As a producer, I'm not looking for a "realistic" effect. I like Phil Spector and ABBA records because they aren't striving for realism. I can't hear individual instruments, just the notes."
Mehran Khaghani
Mehran Khaghani
Mehran Khaghani is a standup comedian, emcee, actor, event producer, upstart, social advocate, serial yeller, trouble-maker, love-spreader, line-pusher and brain to be reckoned with who is currently living in the Boston area. Remarkably gay and of Iranian descent, Mehran has a well earned reputation as a performer who can make any event a raucous, joyous, memorable success.

He has raved extensively, bartended to the point where he’s burned every imaginable bridge in the restaurant industry and really threw his loved ones for a loop when, for a period of four years, he held a series of rather serious administrative positions at Harvard University. In 2007, he began his career in standup comedy and took to the medium like a fish to water. In his second year in comedy and first year competing, Mehran made the finals of the Boston International Comedy Festival. He has been nominated in the Best Comedian category of the Boston Phoenix’ Best of Boston poll every year since 2010, winning the title his first year. Word on the street is that he was slated to win in 2012, but the damn magazine went out of business. Ain’t that bout a bitch.

He has has worked with global acts such as Maz Jobrani, Eugene Mirman, Amanda Palmer and Tom Green and has no intention of ever stopping to regale the masses with his unique brand of highbrow vulgarity– not until he dies or he makes enough money to fund a private militia. Just like Celine Dion.

Mehran loves you.
Claudia Cogan
Claudia Cogan
Claudia Cogan is a comic on the rise. She's been on Last Comic Standing 7 as a semi-finalist, been nominated three times for an Excellence in Comedy in New York (ECNY) award and won the first ever Time Out New York Joke of the Year nod. Claudia is an alum of UCB Theater improv school and played on several house teams. She has performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival and at clubs and colleges around the country.
Venue Information:
The Sinclair
52 Church St
Cambridge, MA, 02138

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