Who or what is Eugene Mirman? Eugene Mirman is a comedian, writer, and film maker based in New York City (where, according to commercials, salsa is terrible). As a child, he emigrated from Russia and experienced a John Cusack 80's high school movie life. Eugene attended Hampshire College in Western Massachusetts, where he designed his own Comedy major.
Eugene has appeared on several TV shows, including Late Night With Conan O'Brien, Comedy Central's Premium Blend and Jump Cuts, VH1, Third Watch, Cartoon Network's Home Movies and more. He also played a spokes-potato on Food Network and other oddities on various programs.
Eugene recently released The Absurd Nightclub Comedy of Eugene Mirman, a CD/DVD on Suicide Squeeze Records. The album was voted one of the Best Albums of 2004 by both The Onion and Time Out New York.
Eugene has appeared at the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, Bumbershoot, and South By Southwest. His weekly standup-variety show Invite Them Up, which he co-produces with Bobby Tisdale and Holly Schlesinger, recently won a Nightlife Award from an organization called The Nightlife Awards. No one knows exactly who they are, but Tony Danza was there and so was one of the Golden Girls. Eugene is also a frequent guest at Tinkle, a show hosted by Todd Barry, David Cross, and Jon Benjamin.
Often touring the country, Eugene occasionally opens for the comedy troupe Stella (former members of The State), various bands, or with others. Eugene has opened for The Shins and toured with Modest Mouse and Yo La Tengo.