Hear a highlight from an extra special episode of Hold On with Eugene Mirman, featuring comedy legend Jim Gaffigan sharing his experiences playing a pretty monumental gig: the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. The headliner on that show? None other than Pope Francis.
The most unusual thing about comedian Moshe Kasher's mom is not that she's deaf. It's that she subscribes to some very liberal views in regard to sex. This, naturally, had a big impact on Moshe's childhood, as he detailed in his story from a Don't Tell My Mother show in Los Angeles.
"One of the more boring episodes of this series"
On this extra special episode of Hold On, host Eugene Mirman brings esteemed comedian Jim Gaffigan into the studio to tell a live story on the spot. The story in question? The time Jim did stand-up comedy as an opening act for Pope Francis in Philadelphia, at an event attended by hundreds of thousands of people. Eugene inquisitively interrupts Jim in real time to find out how he landed the big gig, what it was like meeting the Pope, and why a joke about Santa Claus garnered such a strong reaction.
Here's a taste of an amazing episode of Hold On with Eugene Mirman featuring the greatest music artist of all time in perpetuity: Weird Al Yankovic. Eugene sat down in the studio with Weird Al to get to the bottom of one of history's greatest mysteries: why is everybody's favorite parody songsmith no longer bespectacled?
[Contains explicit content] Sample a special episode of Hold On with Eugene Mirman featuring comedian, author, and filmmaker Mike Birbiglia. Mike and Eugene sat down to discuss a disastrous celebrity golf tournament where Mike's stand-up comedy didn't play too well.
If there's one thing Eugene Mirman enjoys more than interrupting comedians' pre-recorded stories for his hit show Hold On, it's interrupting comedians' stories they haven't ever recorded before on his hit show Hold On! On this episode, "Weird Al" Yankovic opens up about going under the knife on live TV for the surgery that redefined his iconic look and Eugene gets inquisitive about the whole eye-opening ordeal.
For most teenagers, prom is a big deal with a lot of build-up. Asking someone to the big dance comes with enough hurdles as it is, so Hasan Minhaj (The Daily Show) was convinced that his strict Indian father and his family's cultural quirks would ruin any shot he might have at finding someone to slow dance with on prom night. On this episode of Hold On, host Eugene Mirman takes Hasan back to high school to find out if he managed to score his dream date for the big night.
[Contains explicit content] In this choice excerpt from Hold On, a show where host Eugene Mirman pauses the stories of comedians and performers to get the skinny behind the story, Hasan Minhaj (The Daily Show) takes us back to high school. The quest for a prom date is on! To hear the full episode, check out the Hold On with Eugene Mirman series channel.
[Contains explicit content] In this excerpt of Hold On, a show where host Eugene Mirman pauses the stories of comedians and performers to get the skinny behind the story, Eugene talks to Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver) about a one night stand that goes a little bit awry. To hear the full episode, check out the Hold On with Eugene Mirman series channel.
In each episode of the Audible Comedy series Hold On, host Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers, The Flight of the Concords) pauses the funny stories of comedians and performers to get the skinny behind the story.
[Contains explicit content] An appreciation for quality tunes is not something anyone is born with; babies have poor taste in music. No, the love of great bands like Led Zeppelin is developed and discovered as one grows into adulthood. Comedian John Mulaney (Saturday Night Live , The Comeback Kid on Netflix) tells a story about finding music and learning hard truths, as he takes Eugene Mirman back to a pivotal summer of his youth.
Where do comedians go when they want to answer questions about stories they’ve told?
"Even kinda horrible insult comics are human...."
[Contains explicit content] Take a sneak peek at a far-out episode of Hold On with Eugene Mirman, the show where Eugene sits down with hilarious comedians to break down the untold details behind stories they've performed onstage. This highlight features the always out-there Reggie Watts (comedian and bandleader on The Late Late Show with James Corden) delving into the details behind a memorable story about doing drugs.
[Contains explicit content] Moving from Pakistan to America meant bridging two very different cultures. Those differences were brought into stark contrast for comedian Kumail Nanjiani on the day he married his American wife in a Muslim ceremony for his Pakistani family. Kumail's wedding was notable for a number of reasons and on this episode of Hold On, Eugene Mirman digs into the backstory to uncover more about Pakistan, a difficult Muslim priest, and a major event that wasn't mentioned in the original story!
Once the story gets going, the questions start flying. Learn about the good times and the bad times that can result from taking recreational drugs as Steve explains the how and why of his hilarious true tale that he originally shared at a Don't Tell My Mother show in Los Angeles.
Josh Gondelman, standup comedian and writer for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, sits down with Eugene Mirman to go behind the scenes of a story about a post-show dalliance gone awry.
[Contains explicit content] In this excerpt of Hold On, a show where host Eugene Mirman pauses the stories of comedians and performers to get the skinny behind the story, Eugene talks to Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) about the culture clashes he experienced leaving Pakistan as a teenager. To hear the full episode, check out the Hold On with Eugene Mirman series channel.
[Contains explicit content] In this excerpt of Hold On, a show where host Eugene Mirman pauses the stories of comedians and performers to get the skinny behind the story, Lisa Lampanelli meets a larger than life, colorful character who she falls in love with. To hear the full episode, check out the Hold On with Eugene Mirman series channel.
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A live audience at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal was privileged with a very special live version of Eugene Mirman's comedic storytelling (and story explaining) show, Hold On, but we're not going to let them hoard that wonderful experience. Here's a live story told by the hilarious Aparna Nancherla (Inside Amy Schumer, Netflix's Love) about dating woes in the era of social media.
In this episode of The Comedy Show Show, Will Arnett presents Hold On, a comedy storytelling show where host Eugene Mirman interrupts his special guest comedians to get them to divulge new details. This episode was recorded at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and features special guests Cameron Esposito, Joe Mande and Mary Lynn Rajskub.