Sub Pop allows Eugene Mirman to tour as long as he sticks to telling jokes

Sub Pop allows Eugene Mirman to tour as long as he sticks to telling jokes

For centuries, comedy and music have gone together like oil and vinegar, and the brilliant combination has opened the doors for such acts as The Darkness, Eddie Murphy, Dane Cook, Machine Gun Kelly, and Fleetwod Mac. Sub Pop is a label that is no stranger to having a few comedians in their lineup, and those dudes at the Sub Pop factory think it’s funny as shit to make these joke-tellers go on tour, opening up for bands.

Eugene Mirman (not to be confused with Donald Merman, the “Mermaid” comedian) is being forced to open for that savvy whistleblower, Andrew Bird, and he may or may not perform some of his famous jokes from Sub Pop albums like God Is a Twelve-Year-Old Boy with Asperger’s (ruh-roh Christian community, that sounds offensive!).

Mirman is best known as the landlord, Eugene, from Flight of the Conchords and the Russian kid, Eugene, from Home Movies who pees in Coach McGuirk’s canteen. My hunch for this specific Mirman tour is that he and Andrew Bird would be more than happy to play a duet rendition of Lou Reed’s “Women” if you shout the request obnoxiously 48 times in a row.

Tourdates:

01.20.12 - San Francisco, CA - Cobb’s Comedy Club (Pretty Good Friends @ SF Sketchfest) *
01.21.12 - San Francisco, CA - Cobb’s Comedy Club (Pretty Good Friends @ SF Sketchfest) *
01.21.12 - San Francisco, CA - Cobb’s Comedy Club (Delocated Witness Protection Program Variety Show @ SF Sketchfest) #
03.15.12 - Dallas, TX - Majestic Theater $
03.16.12 - New Orleans, LA - Howlin Wolf $
03.17.12 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle $
03.19.12 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Audiotorium $
03.20.12 - Columbus, OH - Southern Theatre $
03.22.12 - St. Louis, MO - Pageant $
03.23.12 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater $
03.24.12 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater $
05.19.12 - Amherst, MA - Hampshire College

* Bobcat Goldthwait, Michael Showalter, Paul F. Tompkins, and more
# Jon Glaser, David Cross, Paul Rudd, Brett Gelman, Jessi Klein, Andy Blitz, and more
$ Andrew Bird

• Eugene Mirman: http://eugenemirman.com
• Sub Pop: http://www.subpop.com

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