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Holy Crap, We Just Added Eugene Mirman To The September 30th Lineup, NBD, Gonna Go Faint, BRB

You guys! Just announced: EUGENE MIRMAN is making a special guest appearance on Wednesday's show so now you have to not miss it even more than you had to not miss it before he was even added. Here are the details:

The How I Learned Series Presents

Stories about parenting—or not parenting, and also other stuff because Blaise, your host, is not a parent. You're welcome.


(Voice of Gene, Bob's Burgers; The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival)
(Right NOW! with Carolyn Castiglia; Last Comic Standing; Sirius XM with John Fugelsang)
(The Moth Radio HourTED; A&E Biography)
(How to Be InappropriateShader: 99 Notes on Car Washes, Making Out in Church, Grief, and Other Unlearnable Subjects
(Moth Radio Hour; The Paris Review; The Clancys of Queens)
(Why I'm Like ThisLeave The Building Quickly; The Cynthia Kaplan Ordeal)

Hosted by:

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
8PM Show (7:30 Doors)
702 Union Street, Brooklyn
R to Union
B, D, N, Q, R, 2, 3, 4, 5 to Atlantic
F, G to 4th Avenue

$6 in Advance / $10 Day of the Show

EUGENE MIRMAN is a Brooklyn resident (and Russian immigrant) and a really great guy and a comedian. Eugene has appeared on television, which is still a relevant medium for another few years. Some examples include: his own half hour special on Comedy Central, appearances on Conan O'Brien, a recurring role on HBO's Flight of the Conchords, Bob's Burgers, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Home Movies, Lucy, Daughter of the Devil and the Adult Swim live action series Delocated

CAROLYN CASTIGLIA is a comedian and writer who has been seen on Comedy CentralVH1, MTV, HLN, NickMom, and the corner looking confused. She hosts New York's only live, late-night feminist talk show, Right NOW! with Carolyn Castiglia, and she recently appeared on Sirius XM with John Fugelsang.

ED GAVAGAN owns a design/build firm in Manhattan. He’s built homes and furniture for fancy people and humble folk on four continents, including The Moth headquarters in NYC. He’s shared his stories with live audiences across world, on the Moth Radio HourA&E BiographyTED, and elsewhere. 

DANIEL NESTER is the author of Shader: 99 Notes on Car Washes, Making Out in Church, Grief, and Other Unlearnable Subjects (99: The Press, 2015), How to Be Inappropriate (Soft Skull, 2010), and God Save My Queen I; II (Soft Skull, 2003; 2004). He has written for the New York Times, The Morning News, The Rumpus, Best American Poetry, and Third Rail: The Poetry of Rock and Roll.

TARA CLANCY's writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review Daily and The Rumpus. She is a Moth GrandSlam winner, occasional Moth host, and has been featured on The Moth Radio Hour, NPR's Snap Judgment and Risk!. Her memoir, The Clancys of Queens, will be published by Crown this coming year. 

CYNTHIA KAPLAN is the author of two acclaimed collections of essays, Why I'm Like This: True Stories and Leave the Building Quickly, and has written humor for newspapers, magazines, TV and film. She has appeared in many plays and some films, including Pipe Dream, starring Mary-Louise Parker and Martin Donovan, which she also produced. She has also performed with her band, The Cynthia Kaplan Ordeal, in clubs and theaters throughout the country. 

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