Hold On with Eugene Mirman
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  • Ep. 3: Neil deGrasse Tyson Dances with Fate | Eugene Mirman, Neil deGrasse Tyson

    Ep. 3: Neil deGrasse Tyson Dances with Fate

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    • By Eugene Mirman, Neil deGrasse Tyson
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    [Contains explicit content] Neil deGrasse Tyson is the most famous astrophysicist to ever tell a story to Eugene Mirman on a show called Hold On. He's also probably the most famous astrophysicist ever to tell a story to any Eugene for any reason, but it's the story he told THIS Eugene that you'll want to hear. In it, a pre-fame Neil weighs a potential graduate school job. If you were given as many guesses as there are stars in the universe, you probably couldn't guess what that job was!

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  • Bridgetown Comedy Festival: Guy Branum, Karen Kilgariff, & Kyle Kinane | Eugene Mirman, Guy Branum, Karen Kilgariff, Kyle Kinane

    Bridgetown Comedy Festival: Guy Branum, Karen Kilgariff, & Kyle Kinane

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    • By Eugene Mirman, Guy Branum, Karen Kilgariff, and others
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    [Contains explicit content] Maybe you couldn't make it to Portland for the 2017 Bridgetown Comedy Festival, but now, with the help of modern technology, you can have a virtual simulation of being in the audience for a live episode of Hold On with Eugene Mirman from that very festival.

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  • Ep. 5: Jonah Ray Has a Historically Bad Day | Eugene Mirman, Jonah Ray

    Ep. 5: Jonah Ray Has a Historically Bad Day

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    • By Eugene Mirman, Jonah Ray
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    [Contains explicit content] Jonah Ray (Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail) is the exact sort of guy you would expect to find working in a record store. You might also expect that 9/11/2001 was not a great day to have to go to work, but what you might not expect is that Jonah's workday had its own unpleasant surprises. Tragedy plus time equals comedy and host Eugene Mirman brought Jonah into the studio to go over his experiences on that infamous day.

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  • Sasheer Zamata's School of Crime and Punishment | Eugene Mirman, Sasheer Zamata

    Sasheer Zamata's School of Crime and Punishment

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    • By Eugene Mirman, Sasheer Zamata
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    [Contains explicit content] Sasheer Zamata went to a Christian elementary school where discipline-by-paddle was a looming threat for ill-behaved students. Reflecting upon the inconsistencies of parochial punishment from an adult's perspective, Sasheer found a lot to question about how and why paddlings were meted out, as you can hear in the story she told for RISK!

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  • Ep. 7: Nick Thune Argues About Ultrasounds | Eugene Mirman, Nick Thune

    Ep. 7: Nick Thune Argues About Ultrasounds

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    • By Eugene Mirman, Nick Thune
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    [Contains explicit content] Nick Thune doesn't go looking for fights, but fights seem to find him anyway. When they do, though, it's his inability to let some things slide that causes his momentary anger to boil over into small acts of passive-aggression: snarky rejoinders, anonymous notes, and the occasional sarcastic email. Find out which option Nick chose when confronted with an unprofessional doctor in his story live at SF Sketchfest for Porchlight, A Storytelling Series.

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  • Ep. 8: Just For Laughs Festival: Katherine Ryan, Gina Yashere, Kurt Braunohler and Lauren Cook | Eugene Mirman, Katherine Ryan, Gina Yashere, Kurt Braunohler, Lauren Cook

    Ep. 8: Just For Laughs Festival: Katherine Ryan, Gina Yashere, Kurt Braunohler and Lauren Cook

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 2 mins)
    • By Eugene Mirman, Katherine Ryan, Gina Yashere, and others
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    [Contains explicit content] If you thought Eugene Mirman would only travel to Montreal for the Just For Laughs Festival in order to do a special, live Hold On event once, you thought wrong! No need to beat yourself up over it, though. Instead, enjoy a night of stories and questions from this year's festival featuring: Katherine Ryan telling the horrifying tale of a radio contest gone wrong, Gina Yashere recounting a disastrous Acapulco trip, and Kurt Braunohler and Lauren Cook go halfsies on their own tricky travel tale.

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  • Ep. 9: Mark Normand Found Love in a Homeless Place | Eugene Mirman, Mark Normand

    Ep. 9: Mark Normand Found Love in a Homeless Place

    • ORIGINAL (16 mins)
    • By Eugene Mirman, Mark Normand
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    [Contains explicit content] Mark Normand doesn't have a filter: in his stand-up he isn't afraid to dip into darker topics and shock laughter out of audiences. When Eugene Mirman brought Mark into the studio to tell a story, it came as no surprise that things went to several dark places: a bad break-up in a tiny apartment, the bottom of a bottle or two, and a homeless shelter.

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  • Ep. 10: Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival: Michael Showalter, Caroline Rhea, Ira Glass | Eugene Mirman, Michael Showalter, Caroline Rhea, Ira Glass

    Ep. 10: Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival: Michael Showalter, Caroline Rhea, Ira Glass

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    • By Eugene Mirman, Michael Showalter, Caroline Rhea, and others
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    At the tenth and final Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, a motley crew of daring storytellers boldly ventured onstage to have their stories cross-examined by the festival's very namesake.

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  • Ep. 11: Josie Long Reckons with Life and Love Bites | Eugene Mirman, Josie Long

    Ep. 11: Josie Long Reckons with Life and Love Bites

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    • By Eugene Mirman, Josie Long
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    Josie Long is an award-winning comedian, but that doesn't mean she has accomplished everything in life that she'd like to. For example, she hasn't settled down with anyone or had any kids, and sometimes air travel proves a little difficult.

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  • Ep. 12: Hands Off Julie Klausner | Eugene Mirman, Julie Klausner

    Ep. 12: Hands Off Julie Klausner

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    • By Eugene Mirman, Julie Klausner
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    [Contains explicit content] Julie Klausner (Difficult People, author of I Don't Care About Your Band) is a sharp-tongued comedian whose ability to dress down celebrities is well documented. When caught off guard by a rude stranger when she was visiting Italy, Julie responded in a less articulate but no less effective manner. Eugene Mirman brought her into the studio to share the ordeal and have a few laughs about it.

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  • Ep. 13: Just For Laughs Festival: Aisling Bea, Todd Barry, Rhea Butcher | Eugene Mirman, Aisling Bea, Todd Barry, Rhea Butcher

    Ep. 13: Just For Laughs Festival: Aisling Bea, Todd Barry, Rhea Butcher

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    • By Eugene Mirman, Aisling Bea, Todd Barry, and others
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    [Contains explicit content] Eugene Mirman ventures once more into the Great White North to hold court over another night of storytelling at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. Special guests and stories abound! Aisling Bea recalls an encounter with an awkward birthday party stripper, Todd Barry remembers his days as a substitute teacher, and Rhea Butcher explains her lack of swimming prowess and the odd situations it has put her in.

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  • Ep. 14: Jon Glaser's Inflight Faux Pas | Eugene Mirman, Jon Glaser

    Ep. 14: Jon Glaser's Inflight Faux Pas

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    • By Eugene Mirman, Jon Glaser
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    [Contains explicit content] Jon Glaser (Parks and Recreation, Girls, Delocated) is a pretty cool guy, but even cool guys make mistakes. On this airborne episode of Hold On, Jon revisits the time he mistook a fellow passenger in first class for someone else and the awkward flight that ensued. Host Eugene Mirman is on board for the awkwardness, to ask some questions, and land a few jokes.

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  • Ep. 15: Dave Hill's Rules for the Dearly Departed | Eugene Mirman, Dave Hill

    Ep. 15: Dave Hill's Rules for the Dearly Departed

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    • By Eugene Mirman, Dave Hill
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    [Contains explicit content] Dave Hill (author of Tasteful Nudes and Dave Hill Doesn't Live Here Anymore, host of The Goddamn Dave Hill Show on WFMU) could probably shred a little death metal if you asked him, but that doesn't make him an expert on death. Still, after the passing of his mother, Dave realized he would have to set some ground rules for his mom in the great hereafter, so she didn't look down from heaven to see her baby boy doing anything unseemly.

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  • Ep. 16: Michael Ian Black Goes to Amsterdam | Eugene Mirman, Michael Ian Black

    Ep. 16: Michael Ian Black Goes to Amsterdam

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    • By Eugene Mirman, Michael Ian Black
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    [Contains explicit content] Michael Ian Black (Wet Hot American Summer, The State) admits to being conservative in his proclivities, but on his honeymoon to Amsterdam, he decided to give marijuana a try. The results were hilarious, as Michael's story from RISK! clearly demonstrates, so Eugene Mirman brought him into the studio to vibe out on his story and pipe in with a few questions. It's a series high point, so enjoy responsibly!

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  • Ep. 17: Dana Gould's Eulogy for Vampira | Eugene Mirman, Dana Gould

    Ep. 17: Dana Gould's Eulogy for Vampira

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    • By Eugene Mirman, Dana Gould
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    [Contains explicit content] Dana Gould is a comedian of note, sometimes credited as the progenitor of alternative comedy, but anyone who has heard his act or his podcast, knows that he's big into horror and sci-fi movies. Before The Room and Troll 2, Plan 9 from Outer Space was the most famous so-bad-it's-good movie, and in addition to being a fan of the film, Dana has a direct connection to the legendary stinker: he befriended TV host and Plan 9 star Vampira late in her life.

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