EMCF 2014: 5 COMICS TO WATCH GET ON VARIETY'S 10 COMICS TO WATCH LIST

EMCF 2014: 5 COMICS TO WATCH GET ON VARIETY'S 10 COMICS TO WATCH LIST

Maeve Higgins, Emily Maya Mills, Jena Friedman, Derrick Brown, Jim Tews

Sat, September 20, 2014

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

Union Hall - Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY

$10.00

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This event is 21 and over

** Please note this event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.

Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival 2014
Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival 2014
The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival returns to Brooklyn this September, with a packed line-up of shows at the Bell House and Union Hall.

Founded in 2008, 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 comedy festivals.

The independent and grassroots event is produced by Pretty Good Friends: Eugene Mirman and Julie Smith Clem. It takes place in Brooklyn every September and in Boston/Cambridge every spring.

Performers participate in the festival because of their enthusiasm for this dumb, but charming, annual tradition.

PAST PERFORMERS
Jim Gaffigan, Sarah Silverman, Aziz Ansari, Mike Birbiglia, Kristen Schaal, David Cross, Daniel Kitson, Fred Armisen, Sarah Vowell, John Hodgman, Michael Showalter, Janeane Garofalo, John Oliver, H Jon Benjamin, Jon Glaser, Yo La Tengo, Todd Barry, Reggie Watts, Louis CK, Neko Case, Ira Glass, Bobcat Goldthwait, Jonathan Katz, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Nick Kroll, John Mulaney and John Oates.
Maeve Higgins
Maeve Higgins
Maeve Higgins brings the pain - of laughter! She is a writer and comedian standing at 6”4 or thereabouts. Her second book of essays was published in Ireland and the UK in october. She lives in New York.
Emily Maya Mills
Emily Maya Mills
Emily Maya Mills is an actor, writer and stand-up comic based in Los Angeles. She's been seen on Parks and Recreation, Ellen, Conan, Childrens' Hospital, Key and Peele, Harry's Law, Comedy Bang Bang and The Birthday Boys on IFC, as well as many of television's weirder commercials.

A graduate of Emerson College, Emily's been a regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles since 2006. In 2013, her one woman show, God Hates Figs, recieved glowing reviews from the LA Weekly and played to sold out audiences over a six month run. Her three-woman sketch group, Birds of Prey, won Best Sketch Group in a Punchline Magazine survey and continues to produce exclusive videos for FunnyorDie.com and Cracked.com. As a stand-up she's performed at the Hollywood Improv, The Punchline, The Purple Onion, The Laugh Factory, The Meltdown Show, Hot Tub with Kurt & Kristen, Hannibal Buress' Knitting Factory Show, and thousands more.

Emily has been named an "Up-and-Coming Comedienne You Should Be Laughing At" by TheFrisky.com, 2013's Comics to Watch by SOmagazine.com, and a "Funny Female to Follow on Twitter" by the Huffington Post. She was once a spokesmodel for cherry tomatoes and has a PhD in parallel parking.
Jena Friedman
Jena Friedman
Jena Friedman is a stand up comedian, actor, writer and director based in New York. Jena served as a field producer at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and has written for Late Show with David Letterman. Her work has been featured at SXSW, The New York Fringe Festival, The Glasgow International Comedy Festival, in New York Magazine, Newsweek, Glamour, Salon, Gawker, Time Out New York and on Comedy Central.

Photo: Alex M. Smith
Derrick Brown
Derrick Brown
DERRICK c. BROWN is the winner of the 2013 Texas Book of The Year award for Poetry. He is a former paratrooper for the 82nd airborne and is the president of one of what Forbes and Filter Magazine call "…one of the best independent presses in the country", Write Bloody Publishing. He is the author of four books of poetry. The New York Times calls his work, "…a rekindling of faith in the weird, hilarious, shocking, beautiful power of words."
Jim Tews
Jim Tews
Comedian and writer Jim Tews has had an eventful 2014, he made his stand-up television debut on Last Comic Standing and was featured in an episode of Louie. Previously he was one of 2011’s New Faces at Just For Laughs Montreal and has performed in the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, as well as SF Sketchfest.

He recently created/ co-wrote and starred in The Undone Sweaters web series about a sociophobic Weezer cover band, which was featured on Funny or Die and Nerdist.com. He also created the HBO Labs’ web series The Opener and recently directed a feature length documentary about Cleveland’s independent comedy scene called Make Fun.

He has yet to completely accept his parents’ divorce.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/