Manic Productions and Fistful of Jokes Present:
Kurt Braunohler, Derrick Brown
295 Treadwell Street
Hamden, CT, 06514
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is minors under 21 with parent or legal guardian
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). He attended Hampshire College and designed his own major of Comedy — doing a one-hour standup act as his thesis, for which he was made fun of, don’t worry.
Currently, he does the voice of “Gene” on Fox’s newest hit animated series Bob’s Burgers. In the streets he’s sometimes recognized as Eugene, the landlord, from Flight of the Conchords or from his role as comedian/mobster Yvgeny Mirminsky on Adult Swim’s Delocated. On Aqua Teen Hunger Force he’s Dr. Eugene Mirman and on Home Movies he was Eugene, the Russian foreign exchange student. “Eugene Mirman: An Evening in a Fake Underground Laboratory,” his 2nd Comedy Central Special, aired on the channel in late 2012 and will be released on CD/DVD in February 2013.
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. He’s released three comedy albums (the last two on Sub Pop records) and an incredibly funny parody-ish self-help book, The Will to Whatevs. Named by Roling Stone as “Hot Twitterer,” Eugene also keeps his 270k+ followers entertained daily.
He is a frequent comedic co-host of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s science radio show and podcast, Star Talk Radio.
Along with Julie Smith and Caroline Creaghead, Eugene created and curates Pretty Good Friends, which began as a weekly comedy show in Brooklyn, but grew into tours, large outdoor shows, runs in Montreal, London, San Francisco and various other projects. Out of these shows, Eugene, Julie and Caroline also created (originally as a joke) the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, which is now a yearly institution in Brooklyn.
Kurt has been seen on BUNK (IFC), Chelsea Lately (E!), Bob's Burgers (FOX), Delocated (Adult Swim), Comedy Central Presents, Jon Benjamin Has a Van (Comedy Central), The Heart She Holler (Adult Swim), Assy McGee (Adult Swim), Human Giant (MTV). He can also be heard on the radio on This American Life, telling a story which he is currently developing for television for HBO.
Kurt was recently named one of Variety's "10 Comics To Watch." He's also featured in Time Out New York's list of 50 Funniest New Yorkers, named as a "Comic to Watch" by Comedy Central, the New York Comedy Festival and TimeOut NY, as well as "Best Male Stand-Up" by the ECNY and "Best Unscripted Host" by the New York Television Festival.
As a stand up, Kurt debuted his high-energy, absurdist point-of-view on Comedy Central's John Oliver Presents this summer. As far as stages, Kurt has performed at the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival, Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and Chicago, New York Comedy Festival (named a "Comic to Watch"), SXSW, Bonaroo, All Tomorrow's Parties, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (IF.Comedy Award nominee), Melbourne Comedy Festival (Barry Award Winner), the HBO Vegas Comedy Festival, the Chicago Improv Festival ("Improv Ensemble of the Year" Award Winner) and he once performed at Radio City Music Hall.
Kurt co-created a pilot for Channel 4 in the UK with his comedy partner, Kristen Schaal, for their popular web-series, Penelope: Princess of Pets. The duo also have hosted the NYC staple variety show, Hot Tub, for the past 7 years.
"Braunohler is very funny" - USA Today
"So high wattage, he outshines everybody" - Tom Scharpling, The Best Show
"Trust me. You will not want to miss all the shenanigans" - SerialOptimist
"Do you like wunderkinds? Then you will LOVE KURT!" - BrooklynVegan
"Braunohler's brand of humour is insane, life-affirming, silly and above all hugely enjoyable." - Time Out London