EMCF 2017: Sweet

EMCF 2017: Sweet

T.J. Miller, Seth Herzog, Brett Davis, Greg Barris, and more!

Sun · September 17, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

**PLEASE NOTE: This event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.

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Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival 2017
Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival 2017
Founded in 2008 by Julie Smith Clem and Eugene Mirman, The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival is the world’s first sincere-and-ironic comedy festival that celebrates a close-knit comedy community, while making fun of the trappings of mainstream festival programming.
Sweet
Sweet
Over the last 13 years, “Sweet” has become a New York comedy institution. Created, hosted and produced by comedian/actor Seth Herzog, who is the current resident comedian & sketch performer at the “Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.” “Sweet” has always been an incredible mash up of stand up, characters, audience games & a large dose so spontaneous shenanigans—so much so it’s hard to classify it. Over the years, the show has hosted every great stand up you can think of as well as, Paul Rudd, Justin Long, Josh Charles, Fred Armisen, Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde and many more, including the late, great Joe Franklin. 
T.J. Miller
T.J. Miller
T.J. Miller is an American actor, stand-up comedian, producer, and writer. From 2014 to 2017, he starred as Erlich Bachman in the HBO sitcom Silicon Valley.
Seth Herzog
Seth Herzog
Stand up comedian & host of Sweet every Tuesday night.
Brett Davis
Brett Davis
Brett Davis performs under the guises of his many twisted characters both live and and on his public access variety show The Special Without Brett Davis. He was the 2015 Andy Kaufman Award winner was a featured act at SF SketchFest. He wrote and produced the IFC webseries Boy Band and has appeared on The Chris Gethard Show, The Best Show, Adult Swim and MTV.
Greg Barris
Greg Barris
Greg Barris is a staple in New York’s downtown stand-up scene and is the creator of Heart Of Darkness: a psychedelic showcase of comedy, live music and fringe scientists that has been a frequent Time Out New York critic’s pick, much loved by BrooklynVegan and hailed as ‘Excellent’ by The New Yorker. Comedians who have appeared on Heart of Darkness include Reggie Watts, Fred Armisen, Janeane Garofalo and Jim Gaffigan.

In Fall 2012, Barris announced the release of his debut comedy album SHAME WAVE. Recorded in the spring in NYC, SHAME WAVE features Barris, whom PAPER describes as “the perfect combination of very good looking, hilarious and super-weird,” at his charasmatic best. aspecialthing Records will release SHAME WAVE on October 9th.

In addition to curating and performing every sold out Heart of Darkness live show, Barris’ boundless talent and energy is also showcased on his pop fantasy comedy album as the Wigmaker’s Son. Wigmaker’s Son ‘Greatest Tits’ lp is the wholly original Zappa-meets-Lonely-Island creation from Barris and guitarist / visual artist Dima Drjuchin (Corrupt Autopilot) who leads The Forgiveness band at every Heart of Darkness show. The album, out Spring 2012 and featuring songs from Heart of Darkness, takes listeners on a magic carpet ride through time waves, anoints Tom Selleck as a baby saving mustachioed saint, makes things better, puts the reptilian army on notice and forgives all your sins.

The well-rounded Barris’ comedic shorts have been featured on Funny or Die, College Humor and Jay Leno’s Laugh Squad to name a few. He has been a commentator on MTV's All That Rocks and MTV's Warren The Ape.

“Greg Barris is the kind of man who believes the Universe tilts toward Justice AND that a quote from me means something. What a dear sweet fool.” – Janeane Garofalo

“Greg Barris takes his audiences to places they’ve never been before, inside the heart of a man who cares so much, you can taste his pain. Then he turns you around and covers you with his joy, just like in one of those sex movies, only its standup comedy.” – Rory Scovel

“Greg Barris strong and make people happy with charm powers. He good friend and tell good jokes. One time he help me kill hunger with pizza. His comedy best because him say stories that mostly true. Him like girls as much as I do and that make for fun talks. Because of Greg New York and LA is better place.” -Reggie Watts
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/