INSIDE JOKE

A comedy festival that can laugh at itself

Oddball jokester Eugene Mirman—who has appeared on Flight of the Conchords (as Eugene the landlord), opened rock shows for the Shins and Modest Mouse, and has two hit comedy CDs under his belt—now adds festival figurehead to his résumé with his very own Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival. Kicking off tonight with an awards ceremony of silly accolades, the tongue-in-cheek affair features performances by Mirman and his alt-comedy pals, including Mike Birbiglia, Michael Showalter, Fred Armisen, Dave Hill, David Wain, and Janeane Garofalo. Highlights include the showcase One of Each (which features, explains the festival’s MySpace page, “an Indian person, a black person, a Jewish person, a white guy, a gay lady, and more”); The Apartment 2F reunion, in which the Sklar brothers, with Zach Galifianakis, discuss and screen clips from their short-lived 1997 MTV series; and The Very Best Supporting Television Cast Members Live, featuring comedians from Conan and Flight of the Conchords.
Sept. 25-28, 2008
 
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