Brooklyn’s Got Two Weeks of Festivals with 2017 Cinder Block and Final Eugene Mirman Comedy Fests


This weekend and next, Brooklyn will have two big comedy festivals that you might want to check out (there are some great LA comics paying a visit as well!).

The 2017 Cinder Block Comedy Festival will run this week Thursday 9/7-Sunday 9/10 in several venues throughout Brooklyn. 

On the line-up:
Janeane Garofalo
Jeffrey Joseph
Judy Gold
Nikki Carr 
Aida Rodriguez
Amy Miller  
Carole Montgomery
Jo Firestone
Shalewa Sharpe
Aaron Chasteen
Alex Fleming
Alison Klemp
Alvin Irby
Amanda McQueen
American Express (improv)
Amy Shanker
Arish Singh
Astronomy Club (sketch & improv)
Barbara Bush (sketch)
Bill Larkin
Brian Mitchell
Brian Parise
Caitlin Durante
Caitlin Peluffo
Cameran Hebb
Camille Theobald
Cara Connors
Carolyn Castiglia
Carter Deems
Cassandra Dee
Catherine Zini
Cathy Humes
Chloe McGovern
Christina Catherine Martinez
Christina Galston
Christopher Crespo
Coree Spencer
Danielle Thralow
Derrick Lemos
Drew Anderson
Ed Galvez
Elsa Waithe
Emily Winter
Emmett Montgomery
Erin Lynn O’Connor
Erin Spencer
Fantasy Grandma
Gastor Almonte
Gianmarco Soresi
Hana Michels
Harris Alterman
Irene Merrow
J Smitty
Ja-Ron Young
Jacky Beren
James Huessy
Jenn Wehrung
Jenn Welch
Jes Tom
Joanna Briley
Kara Buller
Kat Herskovic
Kate Willett
Katherine Jessup
Katie Barbaro
Katie Boyle
Kelli Dunham
Khalid Rahmaan
Kristee Ono
L Michelle
Laura Merli
Lauren Faber
Lauren Hope Krass
Lynn Bixenspan
Maddy Smith
Mamoudou N’Diaye
Marie Faustin
Marisa Douenias
Mark James Heath
Mark Pagán
Marlon Jean-Baptiste
Maurice Licorish
Molly Kornfeld
Mostly Sara(h) (improv)
My Dark Little Corner
Nanie Mendez
Nasser Khan
Nick Chambers
Nicki Wright
Nina Manni
Patrick Holbert
Pedro Gonzalez
Rae Sanni
Raghav Mehta
Raj Sivaraman
Rhonda Hansome
Riley Silverman
Rosa Escandón
Sam & Bill
Sammie James
Sarah Kennedy
Sarah Sherman
Sharron Paul
Shelly Colman
Sonya Vai
Steven DeSiena
Steven Castillo
Stine An
Subhah Agarwal
Sydnee Washington
The Gay Trauma Archives (sketch)
The Unconventional Lesbians
Took Edalow
Tyler Snodgrass
Whitney Chitwood
Will Winner
Yogi Paliwal
Zack Hammond

More specifically, there will be an “Educated Guess Science Fair” and another round of “What a Joke!”, a comedy showcase that raises funds for the ACLU.

Get more details, schedule, etc. here.

The 10th and final Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival will run from Friday 9/15-Tuesday 9/19 at The Bell House, Union Hall, and King’s Theater. 

On the line-up: 
Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Ian Black, Reggie Watts, Todd Barry, TJ Miller, Ira Glass, Michelle Wolf, Scott Adsit, Michael Showalter, Bobcat Goldthwait, Caroline Rhea, Jon Glaser, Mike Birbiglia, Janeane Garofalo, Robyn Hitchcock, Wyatt Cenac, Sarah Vowell, Ophira Eisenberg, Aparna Nancherla, Maeve Higgins, Derrick Brown, Joel Kim Booster, Kyle Ayers plus StarTalk Live with Neil deGrasse Tyson, career advice from a unicyclist, a Mike Pence look-a-like afterparty, and more. 

Also, part of Eugene’s signature hijinks, he’ll be doing a “A Day of Cardboard” where companies can choose to sponsor a box for hundreds or thousands of dollars where Eugene will write about that company on said box.

Get more details and tickets here.