‘Bob’s Burgers’ Star Eugene Mirman to Bring the Laughs to Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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There’s been a comedy boom in downtown Portsmouth this year, and yet another big name is set to hit the stage this fall.
In addition to his work as Gene on “Bob’s Burgers,” Mirman has made multiple appearances on “Conan,” “Archer” and “Broad City,” among other hit shows. The Lexington, MA, native has recorded five albums and three comedy specials and has performed at festivals such as SXSW and Bonnaroo.
Called “Equal parts Andy Kaufman and Andy Warhol” by Esquire, Mirman returned to New England several years ago after becoming a mainstay of the Brooklyn comedy scene in New York City.
It should come as no surprise if Mirman’s name rings a bell to Seacoast residents – particularly in Portsmouth.
Back in 2015, the comedian took out a full-page newspaper ad to protest a $15 parking ticket he accrued for backing his car into a parking space, rather than pulling in head-on. The missive, which included the quote: “What kind of horse$&it charge is that? It’s illegal to back into a spot? Before I embarrass myself, I want to make sure that Portsmouth is still in the United States and not considered a part of Iran?” went viral, stirring up support from others frustrated by the town’s often-puzzling parking restrictions.
Tickets for Mirman’s show at 3S Artspace are $30 for members, $35 for general admission, and can be purchased here. Doors will open at 7 p.m., with the show beginning at 8.
Just make sure you give yourself enough time to park beforehand.