Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival plays Harvard Square, Boston in June
The Sinclair hosts the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival the last weekend in June in three chunks, including a $15 early show Saturday billed only as “Eugene’s friend Ben’s favorite Boston comics” and a later Saturday show ($20 in advance, $25 the day of the show) with Wyatt Cenac of “The Daily Show”; Emily Heller; Mehran Khaghani; and “special guests.”
On Sunday is “Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival: Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of Wonders,” a Cambridge iteration of a recurring vaudeville-style night led by musician and author John Wesley Harding that combines music, literature and, of course, comedy.
The Sinclair show includes Tanya Donnelly of Throwing Muses, The Breeders and Belly; Steve Almond, the short story writer, essayist and author of the nonfiction “Candyfreak”; Damon & Naomi, the dream pop/folk-rock duo and book publishers; and Bill Janowitz and Chris Colbourn of Buffalo Tom. It is $20 in advance, $25 the day of the show.
All shows are 18-plus.
The previous Friday brings Mirman’s Pretty Good Friends show to Boston’s Wilbur Theatre. It features Wyatt Cenac, Bobcat Goldthwait for $27 tickets ($33 with fees).
This is the fifth year for the mainly Brooklyn-based festival, which the comedian launched, as he told Splitsider last year, because “In general, I found it easier to start things than to break into something that exists.” For a look at some of the things he started in Cambridge and Somerville, click here.