For the third year in a row, alt comedy god Eugene Mirman is bringing his anti-comedy-festival comedy festival to the borough he calls home. This year’s festivities, which will run September 16-19, will once again be held at Union Hall in Park Slope and Bell House in Gowanus, with The Rock Shop in Park Slope added into the mix.
Perks of Mirman’s off-beat comedy extravaganza have included free barbecue upon entry into a show, a limo to haul audience members to the subway stop from out-of-the-way Bell House, and shows with entertaining themes and high profile guests. This year’s offerings include shows like An Evening of Comedy From 1986, A Night of Gay or Foreign Comedy and Toddless Tinkle. Guests throughout the festival will include David Cross, John Mulaney, John Oliver, Marc Maron, Kristen Schaal, Reggie Watts, Emo Phillips, Mike Birbiglia, Kumail Nanjiani and many, many more.
This is always a great way to see some of the best comics in the world be funny and have a blast in a laid back atmosphere (something decidedly lacking in your average festival). Check out the festival website for schedules, tickets and specific lineups.