Eugene Mirman is a writer, stand-up comedian, the voice of Gene on Fox’s animated series Bob’s Burgers, Neil Degrasse Tyson’s partner in crime on the show Star Talk Radio, creator of the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival and proprietor of the post-structural online store Flotsam.
Virginia spoke to Eugene about growing up with a love of comedy, and he mentioned doing his first stand-up in a talent show in high school.
Things have changed a lot since Eugene majored in comedy at Hampshire College, and while he admits getting people to see the work is a problem that constantly needs to be solved, there are ever evolving ways to reach an audience.
Listen to the full interview with Virginia and check out some highlights of his work below.
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As Gene from Bob's Burgers
With Neil deGrasse Tyson discussing flying saucers
Full commencement speech at Hampshire College in 2012