In September, the Talent Show is proud to be part of the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival at the Bell House, in Gowanus, Brooklyn.

Featuring all of these people, drrrrrunk:

Boss of the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, Eugene Mirman!
Positive role model Jennifer “Jen” Kirkman!
Gentleman about town John Hodgman!
Public-radio DJ Ira Glass!
A fully grown man, Kurt Braunohler!
Special & beautiful princess Jessi Klein!

…and many more!

WIth your half-drunk hosts, Elna Baker & Kevin Townley!
Saturday, September, 9 PM.

Tickets: $20, available online.

Location: The Bell House
149 7th Street [map]
Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues, in Gowanus, Brooklyn.
Just a few blocks from the D, N, R, F and G trains.

Join us as we pay tribute to the greatest teen magazine of all time.

Featuring:

Live on videotape, Sassy editor-in-chief Jane Pratt!
Head of the KKK (Kool Kidz Klub), Tavi Gevinson!
Someone who doesn’t go online so we can say anything we want about her, Janeane Garofalo!
Cool Dad Ira Glass!
Belle blogeuse et phénomène Elizabeth Spiridakis!
Gold-dust woman Marisa Meltzer!
Public figure, student and iconoclast Kara Jesella!
Famous famousperson Dave Hill!
Living, breathing Cute Band Alert Supercute!
Grown ‘n’ sexy rock stars Bambï!
Fresh from her star turn as Mrs. Zodsworth in 1999′s “Fatty Drives the Bus,” it’s Jodi Lennon!
Former Chia Pet bass player Jessica Vitkus!
Once a Sassy intern, always a Sassy intern (not really), Christine Muhlke!
The eminently Googleable Mandy Stadtmiller!
Net Generation prom king Joe Coscarelli!
Teenage dream Luke Bergamini!

…and many more!

With the Sassiest Hosts in America, Elna Baker & Kevin Townley!
Wednesday, July 27, 8 PM.
Doors open at 7 PM.

Tickets: $5, available online (with a small service fee).

Location: Littlefield
622 Degraw Street [map]
Between 3rd and 4th Avenues, in Gowanus, Brooklyn.
Right by the R train. Not too far from the 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N and Q.
A little farther, but not crazy-far, from the F and the G.

Wherein we finally let our regulars and favorites stop agreeing to our cockamamie shenanigans and do whatever the eff they want!

Starring:

Our semi-celebrity crush Ira Glass!
Miss Congeniality, Todd Barry!
The girl most likely to, Julie Klausner!
Tasteful nude Dave Hill!
Hebrew hammer Jessi Klein!
Heartbreaker, love maker, dream taker Kurt Braunohler!
Style icon Cintra Wilson!
The sassiest girls in America, Supercute!

Wednesday, June 29, 8 PM.
Doors open at 7 PM.

Tickets: $5, available online (with a small service fee).

Location: Littlefield
622 Degraw Street [map]
Between 3rd and 4th Avenues, in Gowanus, Brooklyn.
Right by the R train. Not too far from the 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N and Q.
A little farther, but not crazy-far, from the F and the G.

We’ll talk about boys, make friendship bracelets and eat gross foods. Join us!

Our party guests:

Ira “J-Woww” Glass!
Ginger ninja Julie Klausner!
That one guy, Eugene Mirman!
Winner of the James Beard Award (of our hearts), Dave Hill!
Mover, shaker, motivator Starlee Kine!
Princess of pets Kurt Braunohler!
Tall and handsome comedian Roger Hailes!
The celeb you would most want to make out with, Hanna Cheek!
White Rhythmic Dog Liz Armstrong!

Wednesday, May 25, 8 PM.
Doors open at 7 PM.

Tickets: $5, available online (with a small service fee).

Location: Littlefield
622 Degraw Street [map]
Between 3rd and 4th Avenues, in Gowanus, Brooklyn.
Right by the R train. Not too far from the 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N and Q.
A little farther, but not crazy-far, from the F and the G.

Join us as we relive the glories of high school forensics! With our guests:

Higgletytown heroes They Might Be Giants!
Ray of sunshine Todd Barry!
International lover Kristen Schaal!
TV’s Eugene Mirman!
Gold medalist Dave Hill!
Secret weapon Jonathan Coulton!
Cultural X-ray Cintra Wilson!
Noted personality Mike Albo!
Blonde Bomber Virginia Heffernan!
The world’s most beloved storyteller, T-Berry!
Armchair comedian Matt Oberg!
Music-comedy weirdos Stuckey & Murray!
Roommates Ashley Ward & Nate Starkey!
and many more!

With expert guest judge Mark Oppenheimer!
Hosted by Elna Baker and Kevin Townley!

Wednesday, April 27, 8 PM.
Doors open at 7 PM.

Tickets: $5, available online (with a small service fee).

Location: Littlefield
622 Degraw Street [map]
Between 3rd and 4th Avenues, in Gowanus, Brooklyn.
Right by the R train. Not too far from the 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N and Q.
A little farther, but not crazy-far, from the F and the G.


They Might Be Giants

Todd Barry

Kristen Schaal

Eugene Mirman

Dave Hill

Cintra Wilson

Mike Albo

Virgina Heffernan

Jonathan Coulton

Mark Oppenheimer

T-Berry

Matt Oberg

Stuckey & Murray

Ashley Ward

Nate Starkey

Elna Baker &
Kevin Townley

It’s Mother’s Day in March! Come see a bunch of really talented people being totally embarrassed by their mothers and/or children.

With:

The people’s princess, Dave Hill!
Little twin stars Lucy Wainwright Roche and Suzzy Roche!
Hilarious humoredian Kurt Braunohler!
Most valuable player Chris Gethard!
Daily Show muckity-muck and well-bearded man Miles Kahn!
Dueling banjos Shaina and Mary Feinberg!
Rapper, lover, dreamer Che Grand!
Comedian and mommy Calise Hawkins!
Living doll Seth Herzog and his mommy!
Cutehead funnyperson Leo Allen!
From the Stern show and our dreams, Michael Dempster!

And, believe it or not, many more!

Hosted by Christine Baker’s daughter and Ashley Stevens’s son!

Musicked by our house band, Bambï!

Wednesday, March 30, 8 PM
Doors open at 7 PM.

Tickets: $5, available online (with a small service fee).

Location: Littlefield
622 Degraw Street [map]
Between 3rd and 4th Avenues, in Gowanus, Brooklyn.
Right by the R train. Not too far from the 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N and Q.
A little farther, but not crazy-far, from the F and the G.


Suzzy Roche

Dave Hill

Lucy Wainwright
Roche

Kurt Braunohler

Chris Gethard

Miles Kahn

Seth Herzog

Che Grand

Shaina & Mary Feinberg

Calise Hawkins

Leo Allen

Michael Dempster

For our one-year anniversary, we’re taking everyone who was in our first show, in February 2010, and making them compete in a DANCE CONTEST.

THE CONTESTANTS:
Human speedball Ira Glass!
Standing in for John Hodgman, it’s the thinking man’s John Hodgman, Mike Albo!
Superheroic songbird Lucy Wainwright Roche!
New York City’s best-smelling comedian, Dave Hill!
Illusionist (OR IS HE?) Alex Stone!
Lover/fighter Shaina Feinberg!
Classic with an edge Henrietta Mantooth!
Comedy person Luke Bergamini!
Dark angel Elna Baker!
Sweater girl Kevin Townley!

Plus our CELEBRITY JUDGES:
Macaroni rascal Eugene Mirman!
Celebutante David Rakoff!
Actual professional dancer Monica Bill Barnes!

Wednesday, February 23, 8 PM
Doors open at 7 PM.

Tickets: Only 5 macaronis, available online (with a small service fee).

Location: Littlefield
622 Degraw Street [map]
Between 3rd and 4th Avenues, in Gowanus, Brooklyn.
Right by the R train. Not too far from the 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N and Q.
A little farther, but not crazy-far, from the F and the G.


David Rakoff

Lucy Wainwright
Roche

Dave Hill

Mike Albo

Eugene Mirman

Ira Glass

Henrietta Mantooth

Alex Stone

Shaina Feinberg

Monica Bill Barnes

Luke Bergamini

Elna Baker &
Kevin Townley

Featuring:

Евгений Борис Мирман, aka Eugene Boris Mirman!
From Radio Lab and most mornings at the Edison Deli, Robert Krulwich!
The Cat Whisperer, Julie Klausner!
Rock star and semiotician Damian Kulash!
Unironic juggler Michael Moschen!
The king of late night, Sean O’Connor!
Tall glass of just what you ordered, Julian McCullough!
Welder by day, stripper by night Lucy Wainwright Roche!
The Wright Brothers, the Brothers Lucas!
Living dolls Carla Rhodes & Cecil Sinclaire!
…and many more!!!

In the category for Best Host it’s Elna Baker vs. Kevin Townley!

Also featuring music from Bambï!

Wednesday, January 26, 8 PM
Doors open at 7 PM.

Tickets: Only 5 macaronis, available online (with a small service fee).

Location: Littlefield
622 Degraw Street [map]
Between 3rd and 4th Avenues, in Gowanus, Brooklyn.
Right by the R train. Not too far from the 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N and Q.
A little farther, but not crazy-far, from the F and the G.


Eugene Mirman

Julie Klausner

Robert Krulwich

Damian Kulash

Michael Moschen

Sean O’Connor

Julian McCullough

Lucy Wainwright Roche

Carla Rhodes
& Cecil Sinclaire

The Brothers Lucas

Wayne Federman

Dave Hill

An all-out, 250 person GIFT SWAP, y’all, featuring:
The young Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Hill!
The beautiful and talented Ira Glass!
Lock up your daughters, it’s Sarah Nowak!
Whore with a heart of gold Lucy Wainwright Roche!
The saucy ‘n’ sassy Sean O’Connor!
…and many more!

Featuring extra special sexy guest host Jane Feltes, same-old same-old Kevin Townley and our sensational house band Bambï!

Bring a gift to swap! You might leave better than you came (but certainly no worse)!

Wednesday, December 29, 8 PM
Doors open at 7 PM

Tickets: $5, available online (with a small service fee).

Location: Littlefield
622 Degraw Street [map]
Between 3rd and 4th Avenues, in Gowanus, Brooklyn.
Right by the R train. Not too far from the 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N and Q.
A little farther, but not crazy-far, from the F and the G.


Dave Hill

Lucy Wainwright Roche

Ira Glass

Jane Feltes

Sean O’Connor

Sarah Nowak

Starring:
Your girlfriend’s boyfriend, Mike Birbiglia!
The rich man’s Judge Judy, John Hodgman!
Don’t get us started on Dave Hill!
Know-it-all/do-it-all Mike Albo!
Big bowl of sunshine Sean Patton!
Armenian national treasure Ali Farahnakian!
Guitar hero and current running-man champion Thao Nguyen!

And, as always, your hosts, Elna Baker & Kevin Townley, and our house band, Bambï!

Wednesday, November 24, 8 PM
Doors open at 7 PM

Tickets: $5, available online (with a small service fee).

Location: Littlefield
622 Degraw Street [map]
Between 3rd and 4th Avenues, in Gowanus, Brooklyn.
Right by the R train. Not too far from the 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N and Q.
A little farther, but not crazy-far, from the F and the G.


Mike Birbiglia

John Hodgman

Dave Hill

Mike Albo


Sean Patton

Ali Farahnakian

Kevin Townley

Thao Nguyen

Bambï

Starring:
Semi-famous television talker John Hodgman!
Everything right with America, Dave Hill!
From EugeneMirman.com, the legendary Eugene Boris Mirman!
Niche broadcaster Ira Glass!
Cha-cha masters Shaina and Mary Feinberg!
Outlier, early adopter, social maven and tipping point Jane Feltes!
Writer, joke sayer and brigadier Jessi Klein!
Teacher of children and maker of beats Shockwave!

Plus, as always, our hosts, Elna Baker and Kevin Townley, and our house band, Bambï!

Wednesday, October 27th, 8 PM
Doors open at 7:00 PM

Tickets: $5, available online

Littlefield
622 Degraw Street [map]
Between 3rd and 4th Avenues, in Gowanus, Brooklyn.
Right by the R train. Not too far from the 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N and Q.
A little farther, but not crazy-far, from the F and the G.


John Hodgman

Eugene Mirman

Dave Hill

Jane Feltes

Ira Glass

Shaina & Mary Feinberg

Jessi Klein

Bambï

Shockwave

Starring:
Big bowl of wonderful Jeff Garlin!
Quickly becoming the Talent Show mascot Dave Hill!
Your new unrequited love Jane Feltes!
The author of Backstreet Boys, Kathie Bergquist!
Comedy hurricane Kurt Braunohler!
Ass-pummeling rock-and-roll inferno Supercute!

Thursday, June 24th, 8 PM
Doors open at 7:30 PM

The Gershwin Hotel
7 East 27th St., between 5th & Madison


Jeff Garlin

Bambï

Dave Hill

Jane Feltes

Kurt Braunohler
Kathie Bergquist
Kathie Bergquist

Elna Baker

Supercute

Kevin Townley

Starring:
Rock god Dave Hill!
America’s most beloved storyteller, Ira Glass!
Human catnip Edith Zimmerman!
The Buddhist Miss Lonelyhearts, Susan Piver!
Fresh-faced comedian and Detroit native Leopold Rufus Allen!
Mother-and-daughter songbirds Shaina and Mary Feinberg!
Actor, scribe and gadfly David Kodeski!
The hottest sister act out of Minnesota, Vickie & Nickie!

Featuring our bitchin’ house band, Bambï!

Hosted by the beautiful and talented Elna Baker and Kevin Townley.

Thursday, May 27th, 8 PM
Doors open at 7:30 PM

The Gershwin Hotel
7 East 27th St., between 5th & Madison

Tickets
$5 at the door
$6.75 online (because of service fees)


Dave Hill

Edith Zimmerman

Ira Glass

Susan Piver

Leo Allen
Shaina and Mary Feinberg
Shaina & Mary Feinberg

David Kodeski

Vickie & Nickie

Bambï

Mysteries of the Unknown: Aliens, Cults and Terrifying True Tales

Starring:
Comedian, author and debonair man-about-town Eugene Boris Mirman!
Figure-skating champion and funnyman Dave Hill!
TV-writing genius and real-life superhero Marti Noxon!
Alchemist and father of Kevin Townley Kevin Townley!
What you get when you cross a Lite-Brite with an Etch-a-Sketch, Shantell Martin!
Dreamy opera singer Joseph Keckler!
Gentleman scholar Cliff Doerksen!
Poet, comedian and adorable human Sommer Browning!

Hosted by the beautiful and talented Kevin Townley and Elna Baker.

Thursday, April 29th, 8 PM
The Gershwin Hotel
7 East 27th St., between 5th & Madison

Tickets for The Talent Show are $5 at the door, $6.75 online (because of service fees).


Eugene Mirman

Dave Hill

Marti Noxon

Kevin Townley

Shantell Martin

Joseph Keckler

Cliff Doerksen

Sommer Browning

Bambï

Our sophomore slump show, “D.I.Y.,” stars:

Amazing and strangely British-seeming comedian Dave Hill!
Laugh machine Mike Birbiglia!
The other painter of light, Shantell Martin!
Radio producer by day, professional manhunter by night Jane Feltes!
Musician and rabble-rouser Jessica Delfino!

Hosted by the awesome (and comely) Elna Baker and Kevin Townley.

Do not miss this fabulous event, on Thursday, March 25th at 8 PM at the Gershwin Hotel, 7 East 27th St., between 5th and Madison.

Tickets for The Talent Show are $5 at the door, $6.75 online (because of service fees) and are available below.


Mike Birbiglia

Dave Hill

Shantell Martin

Jane Feltes

Jessica Delfino

Elna Baker

Kevin Townley

Bambï

 

Years from now, when the names of Oprah Winfrey and Angelina Jolie, Barack Obama and Madonna are long forgotten, when even the name of the United States of America is a distant memory and all that remains of our culture is one Season 5 DVD of The Wire, half a copy of a Philip Roth novel and some old video of The Talent Show, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you attended the very first evening of the longest-running, most-beloved entertainment in the history of this continent (since white people arrived).

Starring:

Handsome comedian Mike Birbiglia!
The awesome-at-everything John Hodgman!
Amazing and strangely British-seeming comedian Dave Hill!
Writer/performer/It girl Shaina Feinberg!
Hypnotically appealing singer/songwriter Lucy Wainwright Roche!
Hilarious teenage comedian Luke Bergamini!
Mind-bending magician Alex Stone!
Poor man’s Garrison Keillor Ira Glass!
Devastatingly charming writer/artist Henrietta Mantooth!
And the only band in New York City, Bambï!

Hosted by the awesome (and comely) Elna Baker and Kevin Townley.

Do not miss this fabulous event, on Thursday, February 25th at 8 PM at the Gershwin Hotel, 7 East 27th St., between 5th and Madison. Or else you will have nothing to talk about after the apocalypse.

Tickets for The Talent Show are $5 at the door, $6.75 online (because of service fees) and are available below.


Bambï

Mike Birbiglia

John Hodgman

Dave Hill

Shaina Feinberg

Lucy Wainwright Roche

Luke Bergamini

Alex Stone

Ira Glass

Henrietta Mantooth

Elna Baker

Kevin Townley

ONLINE TICKETS TO THIS EVENT ARE SOLD OUT.
ADDITIONAL TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE DOOR,
BEGINNING AT 7 PM.