Hold On with Eugene Mirman

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Ep. 1: Kristen Schaal's Tour de Face (Hold On with Eugene Mirman) Publisher's Summary

[Contains explicit content] Cartoon siblings reunite on this episode of Hold On as Kristen Schaal (Bob's Burgers, The Last Man on Earth) joins Eugene Mirman in the studio to tell a story of a Sideways-themed winery tour. It's all vintages and pairing recommendations until things take a hard turn. Hear her story and the questions it raises for our curious host, who refuses to put a cork in it and leave a story unexamined.

In each episode of the Audible Comedy series Hold On, host Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers, The Flight of the Conchords) pauses the funny stories of comedians and performers to get the skinny behind the story. Featured and future guests include: Jim Gaffigan, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Lisa Lampanelli, Mike Birbiglia, Reggie Watts, Kumail Nanjiani, Maria Bamford, Hasan Minhaj, David Cross, and more! Enjoy new episodes on Audible Channels.

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    • Ep. 1: Kristen Schaal's Tour de Face (Hold On with Eugene Mirman)

    • By: Eugene Mirman, Kristen Schaal
    • Length: 26 mins
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    [Contains explicit content] Cartoon siblings reunite on this episode of Hold On as Kristen Schaal (Bob's Burgers, The Last Man on Earth) joins Eugene Mirman in the studio to tell a story of a Sideways-themed winery tour. It's all vintages and pairing recommendations until things take a hard turn. Hear her story and the questions it raises for our curious host, who refuses to put a cork in it and leave a story unexamined.

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    • Ep. 2: NYC PodFest: David Cross (Hold On with Eugene Mirman)

    • By: Eugene Mirman, David Cross
    • Length: 23 mins
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    [Contains explicit content] David Cross (Mr. Show, Arrested Development) is a pillar of the comedy world, but even a man who is known for acerbic, often political standup and metatextual, intricate sketch writing can still have a soft spot for a good old-fashioned prank. Eugene Mirman brought David onstage at the NYC Podfest to revisit the impromptu execution of that practical joke and ask him questions about how it all played out. Live from New York it's Hold On with Eugene Mirman!

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    • Ep. 3: Neil deGrasse Tyson Dances with Fate (Hold On with Eugene Mirman)

    • By: Eugene Mirman, Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 18 mins
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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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    • Ep. 4: Bridgetown Comedy Festival: Guy Branum, Karen Kilgariff, and Kyle Kinane (Hold On with Eugene Mirman)

    • By: Eugene Mirman, Guy Branum, Karen Kilgariff, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
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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. Marvel at Guy Branum's sassy story of unsuccessful sexcapades, be star struck by Karen Kilgariff's Bill Murray encounter, bask in the inglorious origin of Kyle Kinane's comedy career, and weep with joy as Eugene Mirman asks all the questions he can.

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    • Ep. 5: Jonah Ray Has a Historically Bad Day (Hold On with Eugene Mirman)

    • By: Eugene Mirman, Jonah Ray
    • Length: 31 mins
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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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    • Ep. 6: Sasheer Zamata's School of Crime and Punishment (Hold On with Eugene Mirman)

    • By: Eugene Mirman, Sasheer Zamata
    • Length: 29 mins
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    [Contains explicit content] Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Night Live, Sasheer Zamata Party Time) 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 (Hold On with Eugene Mirman)

    • By: Eugene Mirman, Nick Thune
    • Length: 33 mins
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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 (Hold On with Eugene Mirman)

    • By: Eugene Mirman, Katherine Ryan, Gina Yashere, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
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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 (Hold On with Eugene Mirman)

    • By: Eugene Mirman, Mark Normand
    • Length: 16 mins
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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 (Hold On with Eugene Mirman)

    • By: Eugene Mirman, Michael Showalter, Caroline Rhea, and others
    • Length: 50 mins
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    [Contains explicit content] 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. Michael Showalter reminisces about experiences touring with Eugene, Caroline Rhea remembers not being remembered by a comedy legend, and Ira Glass shares an unaired This American Life story.

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    • Ep. 11: Josie Long Reckons with Life and Love Bites (Hold On with Eugene Mirman)

    • By: Eugene Mirman, Josie Long
    • Length: 20 mins
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    [Contains explicit content] 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. She joined Eugene Mirman in the studio to discuss a story about life, love, and growing up. She originally told it at the Soho Theatre for her Cara Josephine stand-up special. Adorkable!

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    • Ep. 12: Hands Off Julie Klausner (Hold On with Eugene Mirman)

    • By: Eugene Mirman, Julie Klausner
    • Length: 22 mins
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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 (Hold On with Eugene Mirman)

    • By: Eugene Mirman, Aisling Bea, Todd Barry, and others
    • Length: 52 mins
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    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.

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    • Ep. 14: Jon Glaser's Inflight Faux Pas (Hold On with Eugene Mirman)

    • By: Eugene Mirman, Jon Glaser
    • Length: 17 mins
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    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 (Hold On with Eugene Mirman)

    • By: Eugene Mirman, Dave Hill
    • Length: 31 mins
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    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.

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    • Ep. 16: Michael Ian Black Goes to Amsterdam (Hold On with Eugene Mirman)

    • By: Eugene Mirman, Michael Ian Black
    • Length: 36 mins
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    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.

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    • Ep. 17: Dana Gould's Eulogy for Vampira (Hold On with Eugene Mirman)

    • By: Eugene Mirman, Dana Gould
    • Length: 34 mins
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    Dana Gould (Stan Against Evil, The Simpsons) 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.

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    • Ep. 18: Matt Bellassai out of the Closet (Hold On with Eugene Mirman)

    • By: Eugene Mirman, Matt Bellassai
    • Length: 28 mins
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    Matt Bellassai (author of Everything Is Awful, Buzzfeed's Whine About It) is an internet wunderkind now bursting into old media with his book.

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    • Ep. 19: Kelly Oxford Looks for Leo (Hold On with Eugene Mirman)

    • By: Eugene Mirman, Kelly Oxford
    • Length: 34 mins
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    Kelly Oxford (author of Everything is Perfect When You're a Liar and When You Find Out the World Is Against You) is a Canadian expat who now lives and works in LA, but the first time she visited the City of Angels was on a very specific quest.

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    • Ep. 20: Horatio Sanz and the Vigilante Firebug

    • By: Eugene Mirman, Horatio Sanz
    • Length: 18 mins
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    Horatio Sanz is an important figure in the Chicago comedy scene. The Chicago neighborhood that teenage Horatio would frequent with his friends also happened to be home to a few unsavory characters, one of whom may have improvised a little vigilante justice and a lot of arson.

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