4th Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival Presents: Eugene Mirman & Jon Glaser
Thursday, Jun 01, 2017 9:30 PM CDT
(9:00 PM Doors)
Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL
17 years and over
truTV, The Onion, The A.V. Club and Clickhole are proud to present, Eugene Mirman and Jon Glaser, during the 4th Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival.
Brooklyn resident Eugene Mirman escaped the clutches of Russian communism at the age of four when his family immigrated from Moscow to Lexington, MA (where along with Paul Revere and John Adams he kicked off the American revolution).
Eugene currently stars as the voice of Gene on Fox’s hit animated series Bob’s Burgers. He is also known for portraying comedian/mobster Yvgeny Mirminsky on Adult Swim’s Delocated, Eugene the landlord on Flight of the Conchords, Dr. Eugene Mirman on Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Eugene, the Russian foreign exchange student, on Home Movies. He is a frequent co-host of Star Talk with Neil deGrasse Tyson and hosts the audio series Hold On with Eugene Mirman for Audible, which has featured such guests as Jim Gaffigan, “Weird Al” Yankovic, and Reggie Watts. Eugene has also appeared on Archer, @Midnight, Inside Amy Schumer, Late Night With Conan O’Brien, Russell Howard’s Good News, Late Night with Seth Myers, Broad City, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and more.
Eugene’s comedy special Eugene Mirman: An Evening of Comedy in a Fake Underground Laboratory aired on Comedy Central in 2012 and his most recent special, Vegan on His Way to the Complain Store, premiered on Netflix in 2015.
Eugene 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. Eugene was also named by Rolling Stone as “Hot Twitterer” and keeps his 400k+ followers entertained daily.
Jon Glaser is an actor and writer who created, starred in, and co-wrote the TV shows Neon Joe Werewolf Hunter, Jon Glaser Loves Gear, and Delocated. Other TV credits include Parks and Recreation, Girls, Inside Amy Schumer, Louie, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Wonder Showzen. Film credits include Trainwreck, Be Kind Rewind, and Pootie Tang. Cartoon voice work includes Bob's Burgers, Archer, Lucy: Daughter of the Devil, TV Funhouse, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. He appeared as Video Cowboy in the ESPN web series Mayne Street, and he created, wrote, directed and starred in a series of web shorts for Comedy Central called Tiny Hands.
As a writer and consultant, Jon's credits include Inside Amy Schumer, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Dana Carvey Show, Human Giant, and Cheap Seats. He has written several stories for The New York Times Magazine, and his writing has also appeared in ESPN The Magazine, The Onion A.V. Club, and on-line for New York Magazine. His first book, My Dead Dad Was In ZZ Top, was published by Harper Perennial, and he wrote and directed the music video for Bob Mould’s “Star Machine.”