Eugene Mirman

Eugene Mirman

Derrick Brown

Tuesday, August 7

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Washington's

$20.00 - $25.00

Eugene Mirman
Eugene Mirman
Massachusetts resident Eugene Mirman escaped the clutches of Russian communism at the age of four when his family immigrated from Moscow to Lexington, MA (where along with Paul Revere and John Adams he kicked off the American revolution). He attended Hampshire College and designed his own major of Comedy – doing a one-hour standup act as his thesis (for which he was made fun of, don’t worry).

Eugene currently stars as the voice of “Gene” on Fox’s hit animated series Bob’s Burgers. He is also known for portraying comedian/mobster Yvgeny Mirminsky on Adult Swim’s Delocated, Eugene the landlord on Flight of the Conchords, Dr. Eugene Mirman on Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Eugene, the Russian foreign exchange student, on Home Movies. He is a frequent co-host of Star Talk with Neil deGrasse Tyson and hosts the audio series Hold On with Eugene Mirman for Audible, which has featured such guests as Jim Gaffigan, “Weird Al” Yankovic, and Reggie Watts. Eugene has also appeared on Archer, @Midnight, Inside Amy Schumer, Late Night With Conan O’Brien, Russell Howard’s Good News, Late Night with Seth Myers, Broad City, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and more.

Eugene’s comedy special Eugene Mirman: An Evening of Comedy in a Fake Underground Laboratory aired on Comedy Central in 2012 and his most recent special, Vegan on His Way to the Complain Store, premiered on Netflix in 2015. In 2015 he also released a nine-disc vinyl box set on SubPop entitled I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome), which could also be purchased as a chair, a bathrobe, and a puppy.

Eugene was named Best New York City Comedian by the Village Voice, one of “50 Funniest” by Time Out New York, and one of the 10 best comedians of the last decade by Paste Magazine. Eugene was also named by Rolling Stone as “Hot Twitterer” and keeps his 426k+ followers entertained daily.

A pioneer of the comedy variety show since the days of Rififi, Eugene co-founded Pretty Good Friends along with Julie Smith Clem, which began as a weekly comedy show in Brooklyn, but grew into tours, large outdoor shows, and TV and radio projects. Out of these shows, Eugene and Julie also created (originally as a joke) the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, which is now a yearly institution in Brooklyn and beyond.
Derrick Brown
Derrick Brown
DERRICK C. BROWN first discovered poetry in a foxhole when he was enlisted as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne. His 2013 collection, “Strange Light” is the winner of the 2013 Texas Book of The Year Award. Strange light was commissioned by The Netherlands for the Noord Nederlandse Dans Collective to perform with 14 dancers, an orchestra and Brown reciting live.

He began touring nationally with his poetry after his honorable discharge in 1993 and has performed at over two thousand venues and universities, including national and international literary festivals such as the Berlin International Literature Festival, Glastonbury and AWP. He has toured with poets Anis Mojgani and Buddy Wakefield in the spoken word sensation known as the Poetry Revival, and with poet and actress Amber Tamblyn in a recurring show called The Lazers of Sexcellance. Brown’s poem, A Finger, Two Dots, Then Me, was made into a short film and screened at over 40 international film festivals, winning 28 awards. He is popular for blending other art forms with poetry.

Brown toured Europe as a poet opening for the band Cold War Kids, chronicled in the documentary poetry concert film You Belong Everywhere. He has collaborated and toured with comedian Eugene Mirman, David Cross, Kurt Braunohler, All Tomorrow’s Parties with The Flaming Lips, Delta Spirit, Richard Swift of The Shins and The Black Keys (Poetry and music) and with painter Blaine Fontana.

Brown is known for being an innovator in curating unique and creative poetry adventures like the Double Decker Poetry Bus Party and poetry shows at sea for Poetry Cruise. Brown performed his poetry on The Tonight show with Jay Leno, as well as for the Best American Contemporary Poetry Concert series,The Drums Inside Your Chest. He has curated literature festivals such as the Word x Word festival in Massachusetts.

Brown is a former weatherman and gondolier. He is currently the founder of Write Bloody Publishing, an independent book publisher on the outskirts of Austin, TX, in Elgin, whose main principle is that all authors must tour and write. They must craft poems that work as well on the page as they perform onstage. Write Bloody’s concept is that poets should tour and promote themselves like rock bands, and that the publisher should be the source of energy for the revitalization of live poetry in America.
Venue Information:
Washington's
132 Laporte Ave
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
http://washingtonsfoco.com/