This week, Nothing Urgent drops the “news & music” schtick and takes on the world of comedy. Derek Evers is joined by guest co-host Edan Wilbur of Brooklyn DIY institution Death By Audio. On this week’s episode, Derek and Edan chat with two of New York City’s finest comics, Eugene Mirman and Chris Gethard. Eugene has been performing stand-up in New York City for years, and has also appeared on shows like The Colbert Report and Flight of the Conchords, and voiced characters on Bob’s Burgers and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Chris Gethard is known for his public access television show The Chris Gethard Show and his work with Upright Citizens Brigade. Tune into this program to hear discussions about ill-fated film roles, the art of voice-over acting, and dealing with hecklers. Hear how Chris and Eugene stay connected to the independent music scene through their work, and how their careers thrive on camaraderie with like-minded people. Learn more about tomorrow’s Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, and why neither Eugene nor Chris are fleeing New York City for Los Angeles. This program has been brought to you by Tekserve.
“One of the best parts about doing The Chris Gethard Show on public access is that all of the musical acts that we have on the show are local.” [18:30]
— Chris Gethard on Nothing Urgent
“The notion that comedy is competitive has always struck me as weird. If you can get on stage and make people laugh, it’s going to be fine… It’s about making your own thing that people enjoy.” [42:05]
— Eugene Mirman on Nothing Urgent