News for Eugene Mirman

NEWS : MON, MAY 9, 2016 at 7:30 AM

Flight of The Conchords Announce Support Acts For Summer Tour

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Flight of the Conchords are very pleased to announce support acts for their upcoming “Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour,” welcoming comedians Arj Barker, Sub Pop label mate Eugene Mirman, David O’ Doherty and Kurt Braunohler as direct support (select dates). 

 
“A tour, you say? Well, I suppose I still have a bandana around here, somewhere…” so says Arj Barker, Australia’s favorite American comic.
 
Eugene Mirman says of the reunion with his former castmates, “It is a pleasure to reunite with my TV tenants and tour America once again. It’s nice to see that they are alive and allowed to leave their country full of wizards and people living in trees. I look forward to fixing their faucet every night on tour. I also look forward to putting lipstick on them in their sleep.”
 
Meanwhile, Irishman David O’Doherty offered this anecdote,  “I am incredibly excited to go on the road with FOTC. I played some piano in their first show at The Edinburgh Fringe in 2002 and some nights there were more people on stage (3) than there were in the audience. Fingers crossed that won’t happen this time.”
 
Kurt Braunohler chimes in, “I’m excited beyond words to open for Flight of the Conchords! Really beyond words! To fully communicate my excitement I’ll be giving out full body massages before each show (while burning a “Margarita Time” Yankee Candle, as Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” plays).”
 
In further exciting news, the June 28th Forest Hills Stadium show will feature support from Barker as well as John Hodgman and Demetri Martin. Meanwhile, the July 20th Forest Hills Stadium show will include Mirman alongside Hodgman and Michael Che.

“I am very excited about doing this show. Flight of the Condors is the best bird-based, Australian comedy band around,” offers Demetri Martin.
 
And this from John Hodgman, “I am thrilled to rejoin my brilliant and foreign friends THE FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS. I have long considered myself “The fifth 
Conchord” and have been touring profitably under that name for several years. I am grateful they have dropped the lawsuit.”
 


For a complete list of support acts and performance dates, view the full routing below.
 
The fast-selling “Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour,” is their first since co-headlining 2013’s “Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Tour.” The Grammy Award-winning folk comedy duo has new material in the works, which they’ll showcase exclusively at these shows. The amphitheatre and concert hall tour will also make stops in Chicago, Philadelphia, Cleveland, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Seattle, Denver, Atlanta, and more.
 
The “Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour” now spans June 9th in Port Chester, NY at the Capitol Theatre and ends July 27th in Los Angeles, CA at The Greek Theatre.
 


More on Flight of the Conchords support acts: 
Arj Barker is best known for his role as “Dave” on Flight of the Conchords HBO series. He is also co-creator of the hit off-broadway show the Marijuana-
logues. A parody of the Vagina Monologues. As a stand-up he reached record sales at the Melbourne comedy festival and tours Australia playing to sold-out crowds at large theatres. His youtube clips have generated millions of views. If you’re not already an Arj Barker fan, you soon will be.http://www.arjbarker.com/
 
Eugene Mirman is currently known as the voice of “Gene” on Fox’s Emmy award-winning Bob’s Burgers. He’s also supporting I’m Sorry, You’re Welcome, his acclaimed 9-volume, 7-LP comedy set out now worldwide on Sub Pop. Mirman has also appeared on Flight of the Conchords HBO series, Adult Swim’s Delocated, and has had two comedy specials on Comedy Central. His latest comedy special is available on Netflix. Mirman is also a frequent co-host of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s science show Star Talk.http://www.eugenemirman.com/
 
Dublin, Ireland’s David O’ Doherty is both a comedic novelist and recording artist whose most recent show was entitled David O’Doherty: We Are All in the Gutter, But Some Of Us Are Looking at David O’Dohertyhttp://www.davidodoherty.com/
 
Kurt Braunohler is a comedian, skywriter, and jet-skier, who has committed his career (perhaps foolishly) to “inserting absurdity into stranger’s lives to make the world a better place. He has been seen (or heard) on Bob’s BurgersThe New Girl@midnightComedy Central PresentsDrunk History and more. He currently hosts The K Ohle with Kurt Braunohler podcast on the Nerdist network.http://kurtbraunohler.tumblr.com/
 
Michael Che is an award-winning comic, best known as a writer and co-anchor of Saturday Night Live’s iconic “Weekend Update.”  He’s been named one of Rolling Stone’s “50 Funniest People,”Buzzfeed’s “50 Hottest Men in Comedy,” and Variety’s “Top 10 Comics To Watch,” and is quickly leaving his mark on the media landscape. http://michaelche.com/

John Hodgman is a writer, comedian, and actor best known for his “Resident Expert” and “Deranged Millionaire” segments on The Daily Show and as the “PC” in a series of commercials for Apple computers. http://www.johnhodgman.com/
 
Demetri Martin is the former star of Comedy Central’s Important Things With…, in addition to being a New York Times best-selling author and actor. He recently made his directorial debut with the acclaimed Dean, which won Tribeca’s Founders Award for “Best Narrative Feature.” http://live.demetrimartin.com/
 


Tour Dates
Jun. 09 - Port Chester, NY - The Capitol Theatre [SOLD OUT]  *
Jun. 11 - Cleveland, OH - State Theatre [SOLD OUT] *
Jun. 12 - Philadelphia, PA - Mann Center for Performing Arts *
Jun. 13 - Washington, DC - Wolf Trap Filene Center *
Jun. 14 - Columbus, OH - Palace Theatre [SOLD OUT] **
Jun. 16 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre  [SOLD OUT] **
Jun. 17 - Minneapolis, MN - Orpheum [SOLD OUT] **
Jun. 18 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theatre [SOLD OUT] **
Jun. 19 - Chicago, IL - Pritzker Pavilion [SOLD OUT] **
Jun. 22 - Redmond, WA - Marymoor Park Concerts [SOLD OUT]**
Jun. 23 - Vancouver, BC - Orpheum [SOLD OUT] **
Jun. 24 - Portland, OR - Keller Auditorium [SOLD OUT] **
Jun. 25 - Portland, OR - Keller Auditorium [SOLD OUT]  **
Jun. 27 - San Francisco, CA - The Masonic [SOLD OUT] *
Jun. 28 - San Francisco, CA -  Shoreline Amphitheater !
Jul. 01 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl [SOLD OUT]  %
Jul. 02 - San Diego, CA - Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU [SOLD OUT]  %
Jul. 03 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre ^
Jul. 05 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre [SOLD OUT] ^
Jul. 07 - Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre ^
Jul. 09 - Austin, TX - Bass Concert Hall [SOLD OUT] ^
Jul. 10 - Austin, TX - Bass Concert Hall [SOLD OUT]  ^
Jul. 11 - New Orleans, LA - Saenger Theatre [SOLD OUT]  ^
Jul. 12 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheatre [SOLD OUT]  ^
Jul. 14 - Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater *   
Jul. 16 - Boca Raton, FL - Mizner Park Amphitheatre *
Jul. 17 - St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre *
Jul. 18 - Cary, NC - Koka Booth Amphitheatre *   
Jul. 20 - New York, NY - Forest Hills Stadium #
Jul. 22 - Newport, RI - Newport Folk 2016 (Fort Adams State Park) [SOLD OUT]
Jul. 23 - Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion [SOLD OUT] **
Jul. 24 - New York, NY - Central Park SummerStage [SOLD OUT] **
Jul. 26 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre *
Jul. 27 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre [SOLD OUT] *

Support Legend
* w/ Arj Barker
** w/ Eugene Mirman
^ w/ David O Doherty
% w/ Kurt Braunohler
# w/ Eugene Mirman, John Hodgman, Michael Che
! w/ Arj Barker, John Hodgman, Demetri Martin

Ticket links can be found right over here.


NEWS : FRI, OCT 30, 2015 at 3:00 AM

Eugene Mirman’s I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome): A monumental 9-volume, 7-LP comedy album is out now

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“Whether he’s signing up for Christian Mingle or forced into using an unfortunate password at a bar, it’s the latest entry in Mirman’s absurd discography.” - AV Club

“His third comedy album, I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome), is an absurd nine-volume, seven-LP opus ranging from “A Guided Meditation to a Thoughtful Body” to an “Introduction to Spoken Russian” to “Over 45 Minutes of Crying,” which features him—you guessed it—crying for over 45 minutes.” - Newsweek

“…Mirman’s subversive, brilliant comedy justifies the sumptuous settings.” [B+] - Consequence of Sound



Eugene Mirman’s I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome) is a hilarious 9-volume, 7-LP comedy album that’s now available worldwide as a lavish, 7-LP box set or digitally via Sub Pop Mega MartiTunes, and Amazon.  Additionally, limited-edition embroidered robes are also available to purchase from megamart.subpop.com (while supplies last). As for the chair with built in audio player, the option is currently sold out.


I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome) is the culmination of a long-time dream of Eugene’s. It includes a vast array of sounds that can be described as varyingly poignant, erotic, practical, romantic, mind-altering, educational, and humorous. Need to learn Russian? Eugene provides. Meditation sounds? Eugene provides. The sound of a grown man crying? Eugene provides. Oh, also, this release contains a full set of live standup recorded at Columbia City Theater in Seattle, WA June 6, 7, & 8, 2014.  


Eugene Mirman begins the I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome) tour tonight, October 30th at Brooklyn’s Bell House and ends November 19th in Boston at the Paradise. Support will come from Derrick Brown and Josie Long (details + dates below).


I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome) has earned praise from the likes of The AV Club, Noisey, Mashable, Newsweek, GQ, Consequence of Sound, The Observer, PASTE, Exclaim, Village Voice, New York Magazine, and more.


I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome) contains the following collection of tracks on 7 LPs:

LP1 - Live In Seattle At The Columbia City Theater

Good-humored noticings from America’s “Master of the Noticing!”


LP 2A - A Guided Meditation For The Thoughtful Body

A calming meditation to cheer and sooth the cluttered mind, the injured heart and the anxious body


LP 2B - Fuckscape

An erotic soundscape for lovebirds and adventurous friends


LP 3 - Eugene’s Comprehensive Sound Effects Library

Tremendous, mouth-made sound effects for amateur and professional foley artists alike


LP 4 - Digital Drugs

A binaural acoustic pharmacy for the carefree or ill


LP 5 - Over 45 Minutes of Crying

A full-hearted 45-minute cry-a-thon


LP 6A - Introduction To Spoken Russian

The language of Pushkin as taught by someone who left Russia at the age of 4


LP 6B - Ringtones & Outgoing Voicemail Messages For Your Personal Use

Turn every phone call you miss or receive into a thousand-million smiles


LP7 - 195 Orgasms

Sorry.


Read more about Eugene Mirman and I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome) right over here.


Tour Dates

Oct. 30 - Brooklyn, NY - The Bell House *

Nov. 06 - Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest * ^

Nov. 11 - Los Angeles, CA - Largo * ^

Nov. 12 - Seattle, WA - The Neptune * ^

Nov. 14 - Portland, OR - Newmark Theatre *^

Nov. 19 - Boston, MA  - The Paradise * ^

* w/ Derrick Brown

^ w/ Josie Long


NEWS : THU, SEP 10, 2015 at 7:05 AM

Eugene Mirman’s I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome): A monumental 9-volume, 7-LP Comedy Album

Eugene Mirman’s I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome) is a 9-volume, 7-LP comedy album that will be available October 30th (on vinyl / digital / chair / robe) worldwide from Sub Pop.  The video trailer for this epic collection is available now via the good folks at Mashable (see premiere Sept. 10th).
 
I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome) is the culmination of a long-time dream of Eugene’s. It includes a vast array of sounds that can be described as varyingly poignant, erotic, practical, romantic, mind-altering, educational, and humorous. Need to learn Russian? Eugene provides. Meditation sounds? Eugene provides. The sound of a grown man crying? Eugene provides. Oh, also, this release contains a full set of live standup recorded at Columbia City Theater in Seattle, WA June 6, 7, & 8, 2014.  

I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome) includes:
 
LP1 - Live In Seattle At The Columbia City Theater
Good-humored noticings from America’s “Master of the Noticing!”
 
LP 2A - A Guided Meditation For The Thoughtful Body
A calming meditation to cheer and sooth the cluttered mind, the injured heart and the anxious body
 
LP 2B - Fuckscape
An erotic soundscape for lovebirds and adventurous friends
 
LP 3 - Eugene’s Comprehensive Sound Effects Library
Tremendous, mouth-made sound effects for amateur and professional foley artists alike
 
LP 4 - Digital Drugs
A binaural acoustic pharmacy for the carefree or ill
 
LP 5 - Over 45 Minutes of Crying
A full-hearted 45-minute cry-a-thon
 
LP 6A - Introduction To Spoken Russian
The language of Pushkin as taught by someone who left
Russia at the age of 4
 
LP 6B - Ringtones & Outgoing Voicemail Messages
For Your Personal Use

Turn every phone call you miss or receive into a
thousand-million smiles
 
LP7 - 195 Orgasms
Sorry.

I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome) will be available digitally, or as a lavish, 7-LP box set from Sub Pop Mega Mart.  Additionally, limited-edition embroidered robes and an armchair - all with embedded audio players - will be available to purchase from megamart.subpop.com (while supplies last).
 

Eugene Mirman will soon embark on the I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome) Tour, which spans October 30th - November 19th. Support will come in the form(s) of Derrick Brown and Josie Long (select dates - see below).


 

About Eugene Mirman’s I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome):
Feel yourself going inward. You’re a piece of hot chocolate, sinking through the marshmallow of yourself. Cutting through everything, into a warm hugzone.
 
Let Eugene Mirman’s new album I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome)center you with “A Guided Meditation for the Thoughtful Body,” teach you conversational Russian, and soundtrack your next intimate getaway with “Fuckscape.” Or just listen to him crying for 45 minutes.
 
The monumental 9-volume/7-LP set, due October 30th on Sub Pop Records, is much more than a comedy album, and much less than the 100 CD-album that Mirman originally conceived for the project 10 years ago. In addition to Mirman’s brilliant stand-up performance at Seattle’s Columbia City Theater in June 2014, the collection includes more than 500 tracks featuring: a guided meditation for various body parts; an erotic new age “Fuckscape” for sexing to; a comprehensive sound effects library, voiced by Mirman, including everything from “rain” to “zoo with nothing to lose”; an aural pharmacy of “digital drugs” from marijuana to apple cider vinegar; over 45 real minutes of real crying; an introduction to possibly useful Russian phrases; ringtones and outgoing voicemail messages for your personal use; and 195 consecutive orgasms. It is, as comedian Daniel Kitson writes in the set’s liner notes, “a parade of excellence punctuated with benevolent explosions of the purist, uncut, nonsense.”
 
“I’ve wanted to make this album for a long time,” says Mirman, best known for his roles on Bob’s BurgersFlight of the Conchords,Delocated, and for the annual Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival in Brooklyn, NY. He brainstormed dozens of ideas for discs, including some that sounded funnier than they turned out to be in execution (“you quickly run out of secrets to whisper to your dick,” for example). “Since so much of what I wanted to do seemed sort of simple, I bought a moderately good podcasting microphone and actually recorded myself crying for 45 minutes on a sun porch in Cape Cod. A lot of people ask me if the crying is looped, which it is not. I cried for 45 minutes.”
 
Mirman quickly realized, however, that he needed professional help, and enlisted musicians and longtime friends Christian Cundari and Matthew Savage to record and engineer the album in their Boston studio. “What began as an inquiry, turned into a long, amazing collaboration,” says Mirman. “For the next few years, I’d take the train up to Boston and we’d record, drink, eat authentic Chinese food, record more and edit.”
 
Conceiving and editing hundreds of sound effects, ringtones, and orgasms was hard work, but also a lot of fun, and highly improvised.
 
“‘Fuckscape’ came from the fact that there’s a 24-hour soundscape in the elevator at the hotel that I would often stay at when I’d go to Boston to work on this, and I made some joke like ‘I’m going to make a soundscape for fucking,’” says Mirman. “A lot of it was just trying to make friends in the other room who were listening to me record this thing laugh. It’s definitely pretty funny to say that an album features 195 orgasms. I don’t know that I want people to listen to them, and there’s people I definitely want to not be aware that I’ve done this, but I do think it’s funny.”
 
I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome) will be available on vinyl, digitally and in various atypical physical formats including a run of collectible chairs and robes that play the album.
 
“One of the things that I’d originally told [Sub Pop A&R head] Tony Kiewel was that I wanted it to come out in all sorts of formats, and by that I meant a chair, a robe, and other objects,” says Mirman. “Basically, in today’s music industry, it makes sense to have it be a chair but not a CD.”
 
The first LP, the stand-up album itself, features Mirman’s signature sharp, absurd commentary including “The Time I Was Mugged In Mexico With Michael Stipe” and “Not Happy About A Parking Ticket I Got In Portsmouth, NH,” destined to become a classic for repeated listening.
 
As for what to do with the rest of it, the possibilities are infinite. “If you make a mix you should throw in 10 orgasms or sound effects, and I think you’d be surprised how fun that would be,” says Mirman. “I think it’ll be a spice that people add throughout their lives.”
 
To quote one of many discarded titles for the album, please enjoy this dumb, weird thing.
 
Tour Dates
Oct. 30 - Brooklyn, NY - The Bell House *
Nov. 06 - Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest 
Nov. 11 - Los Angeles, CA - Largo * ^
Nov. 12 - Seattle, WA - The Neptune * ^
Nov. 13 - Portland, OR - Newmark Theatre *^
Nov. 19 - Boston, MA  - The Paradise * ^
* w/ Derrick Brown
^ w/ Josie Long