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It Started As a Joke Purchase Tickets

Director: Julie Smith Clem, Ken Druckerman | Producer: Kevin Vargas, Meri Haitkin, Geoff O’Brien | Editor: Geoff O'Brien | Cinematographer: Jeremy Gould | USA / 2019 / 75 min

Eugene Mirman in attendance.

About the Film

In 2008, comedian Eugene Mirman and director Julie Smith Clem jokingly launched the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, an alternative to stuffy mainstream comedy events. Over the next decade, the festival became a nurturing environment for the likes of Mike Birbiglia, Michael Ian Black, Jim Gaffigan, Kristen Schaal, Kumail Nanjiani, Janeane Garofalo, and Bobcat Goldthwait. This funny and surprisingly moving film celebrates the final festival and its founder, whose personal experiences demonstrate the healing power of comedy.

About the Filmmaker
Julie Smith Clem is the co-founder of Pretty Good Friends, a comedy production company that makes funny things for nice people. She's produced shows for Comedy Central and Science Channel, co-created the Peabody Award-winning video series for The Onion, and started a comedy festival with Eugene Mirman as a joke in 2008. Ken Druckerman is the co-founder and co-president of LEFT/RIGHT, an award-winning production company that has produced hundreds of hours of television and film projects in an eclectic mix of genres ranging from hard-hitting documentaries to side-splitting comedies, covering topics from sex to secret societies to stand-up comedy to science fiction.

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Film Information

Section Feature Film
Type Documentary

Screening Information

Ticket Price $16.00
Date 06/21, 4:00PM
Venue Bennett Hall
Address 62 Centre Street
Date 06/22, 8:45PM
Venue Bennett Hall
Address 62 Centre Street