Attention comedy fans! Attention science fans! The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival is coming to Seattle! Thursday March 29 through Saturday March 31 there will be shows at the Neptune Theatre and the Crocodile, all of them featuring the unassailably funny Eugene Mirman. If you were at his show at the Crocodile last year, then you’ll agree that this is an event that you don’t want to miss. Mirman is one of the oddball pillars of modern comedy, and this festival’s existence proves that Seattle loves the funny. Each show is $20 plus fees, and the tickets are available here.
Many of the guest comics are yet to be announced, but already there are some amazing names. Kurt Braunohler, Bobcat Goldthwait, and Todd Barry are all on the bill for the final show on Saturday at the Neptune, and on Friday there will be a live taping of Star Talk Live at the Neptune with Mirman, Paul F. Tompkins, and none other than Neal deGrasse Tyson.
From the Star Talk website:
StarTalk, from Curved Light Productions, is the first and only popular commercial radio program devoted to all things space and is hosted by renowned astrophysicistNeil deGrasse Tyson. As Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, Tyson makes regular appearances as the â€œnation’s expert on spaceâ€ on major news programs and popular shows (Daily Show, Colbert Report).
This should prove to be a fantastic confluence of comedy and science. When Tyson speaks in Seattle it’s usually standing room only. To have Star Talk occur as a part of the comedy festival is just a bit of icing on that particular cake.
Maybe you like your comedy intimate, with the chance to see some weirdness, and some possibly local comics. If that’s the case, then you want the shows at the Croc. Maybe you like it on a more grand scale, with more national acts on the bill. If that’s the case, then you’ll want the finale at the Neptune. Any way you slice it, there are several chances to see Mirman and friends. You should already be buying your tickets. They probably won’t be available for too long.