Monday, August 28, 2006

this is a bag of dandelions.

I've decided to make this a special week at no one is awake. It's going to stray from the general theme of this place, but upliftingly so. Because as pleasant as it is to find a person or group of people with a similar taste in music, the conversations can head south to dullsville rapidly. So, it's far more enjoyable to find a group of people with a similar sense of humor. Thusly, I present to you several days of laughter and spirited monologues and jokes.
Ladies and gentlemen...

As an introduction, a man who helps introduce new and innovative comedians to the world through the weekly comedy show, Invite Them Up, in New York's East Village. Alongside the energetic Bobby Tisdale and Holly Schlesinger, Eugene Mirman has drawn quite a following with his inventive and bizarre videos on his own website. His first album was released by the ever-surprising Suicide Squeeze, while his latest effort is in good comedic company on Seattle's Sub Pop Records.
Listen to samples from both of his albums and watch two of my favorite Mirman videos right here. But there are plenty more (read: "all") at Eugene's website, right here.

Eugene Mirman's "Hello, Credit Card, Fidelity, Kids Say The Darndest Things"
from The Absurd Nightclub Comedy of Eugene Mirman

Eugene Mirman's "Joking and Lying, Jack in the Box, Extreme Bowling"
& "Letters to Nouns"
from En Garde, Society!

Eugene Mirman's "Secret Agent" Video

Eugene Mirman's "Canada" Video


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