Hold On with Eugene Mirman

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Storytelling aficionado and inquisitive host Eugene Mirman (Bob’s Burgers) sits down with special comedian guests and pauses their true, entertaining, and personal stories to get the funny details they might have left out.
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1:05:35 | Apr 23rd, 2018

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 from that very fe...Show More

52:01 | Apr 16th, 2018

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 Eugen...Show More
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20:00 | Apr 9th, 2018

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...Show More

27:33 | Mar 19th, 2018

Host Eugene Mirman sits down with comedian and writer Sara Benincasa to discuss all of the details behind the story she told at a RISK! show in New York. Her featured story deals with one of the funniest conversations anyone could have at a funeral....Show More

25:25 | Mar 12th, 2018

Mike Lawrence is an excellent comedic competitor on shows like @Midnight and Roast Battle, but his adversaries on those shows might set their sights on his pre-comedy pursuits for japes and jabs if only they knew...in high school he was big into slam...Show More

27:28 | Mar 5th, 2018

You might think it's in the job description for political comedians like John Fugelsang to take powerful politicians down a peg or two, but during the 2012 election, John learned it's not always the best idea to ask the tough questions. Host Eugene M...Show More

17:42 | Feb 26th, 2018

Janeane Garofalo (Wet Hot American Summer, Ratatouille) joined Eugene Mirman onstage in San Francisco for a live edition of Hold On, and now you get to hear her story and the questions it raised! Janeane recounts how rambling became a hobby and how h...Show More

22:21 | Feb 19th, 2018

Jean Grae is a rapper, actress, and comedian who is probably the only living person that can boast that she's guested on tracks with Immortal Technique, Talib Kweli, Wale, and Lil B, and has shared the stage with John Hodgman. That means she has some...Show More

22:14 | Feb 12th, 2018

Alice Wetterlund (People of Earth, Silicon Valley, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates) thinks it's important to do the right thing. Sometimes that means looking out for the disadvantaged - even if they walk on four legs and hiss. Eugene Mirman is a cur...Show More

26:03 | Feb 5th, 2018

Moving back in with your parents is rarely a sign that your life is going in the right direction. On this episode of Hold On, host Eugene Mirman sits down with comedian Matt Braunger to hear a funny, but cautionary tale about a pivotal time in Matt's...Show More

17:26 | Jan 29th, 2018

Jonathan Katz is a comedian's comedian who has earned the right to reminisce about life on the road -- but none shall be spared the inquisitive storytelling musings of Eugene Mirman! Not even the esteemed comic and former cartoon psychiatrist can tel...Show More

20:41 | Jan 22nd, 2018

Mara Wilson's book has a question for a title: Where Am I Now? Eugene Mirman has some questions for Mara, particularly in regards to her story about doing community theater in Texas. So, he invited her to the Boston Comedy Festival to share her story...Show More

20:25 | Jan 15th, 2018

Elna Baker helped hundreds of babies get adopted at her old job. No, not human babies. Elna was a fake nurse at a fake adoption center in FAO Schwartz, where she helped place realistic baby dolls in the homes of wealthy Manhattanites. Hear how she go...Show More

24:32 | Jan 8th, 2018

Comedian Kurt Braunohler (IFC's Bunk, Audible's Wedlock) once found enlightenment in the oddest of places: an Apple store bathroom. There, the seeds of inspiration were planted in his mind and he decided to take an unconventional break from his (then...Show More

16:41 | Jan 1st, 2018

[Contains explicit content] Storytelling can bring together people from many different cultures and, at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, it brought together Eugene Mirman and Gad Elmaleh for a special live recording of Hold On. Montreal was ...Show More

19:37 | Dec 25th, 2017

They say that cats have nine lives. Well, comedian Chris Fairbanks was lucky enough to share several of those lives with a stray he took in. Chris told a few memorable anecdotes about his feline friend for The Narrators in Denver. On this episode of ...Show More

15:40 | Dec 18th, 2017

Normally, when Eugene Mirman wants to pause a story to dig for some background information, he tends to do it in a recording studio. On rare occasions, he ventures outside, goes up to Canada, and does his detail-digging live onstage as part of the Ju...Show More

17:40 | Dec 11th, 2017

In 2016, intrepid comedian Eugene Mirman had the audacity to put Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival on hold so he could bring comedians onstage to tell funny stories and answer funny questions. One such comedian was the prolific stand-up comic, writ...Show More

23:27 | Dec 4th, 2017

On this episode, comedian Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Show) opens up to Eugene Mirman about his first experience with the party drug ecstasy. Once the story gets going, the questions start flying. Learn about the good times and the bad times that...Show More

17:33 | Nov 27th, 2017

If you tell a performer to "hold that thought" while they're telling a funny story, you might get kicked out of the show you're attending. Not so if you're Eugene Mirman holding up Mary Lynn Rajskub's hilarious live story. He didn't get kicked out of...Show More

30:35 | Nov 20th, 2017

Sean Patton has the ability to remember everything when he's beyond blackout drunk. So when he becomes the drunken catalyst for some insanity at a house party, Sean is able to tell the whole story. On this episode of Hold On, Eugene Mirman finds out ...Show More

30:14 | Nov 13th, 2017

There are two kinds of people in the world: people who have gone on Eugene Mirman's show, Hold On, to tell a story and answer Eugene's questions about it; and those who have not. Sharp-witted comedian Baron Vaughn (Mystery Science Theater 3000, Grace...Show More

22:30 | Nov 6th, 2017

H. Jon Benjamin (Archer, Bob's Burgers) has the most recognizable voice in comedy, but it's his parents who have a talent for recognizing exceptional dining experiences. Eugene Mirman recognized the opportunity to have Jon onstage at NYC Podfest to r...Show More

25:22 | Oct 30th, 2017

On this episode of Hold On, host Eugene Mirman sits down with fellow comedian Ken Reid to hear a story about his super-weird neighbor Eddie Murphy -- no, not THAT Eddie Murphy. Eugene asks Ken about being a nosy neighbor, bizarre Halloween traditions...Show More

21:04 | Oct 23rd, 2017

San Francisco in the late '80s was a real swinging place - sometimes literally, as was the case during the Loma Prieta earthquake. Seasoned improviser, actor, and comedian Greg Proops (Whose Line Is It Anyway?) remembers being in the city as it was t...Show More

24:54 | Oct 16th, 2017

The adolescent quest to obtain alcohol is a tale as old as time. Now, you can hear Chris Gethard (Broad City, The Chris Gethard Show, Don't Think Twice) tell a hilarious story of getting drunk in a New Jersey basement from his younger days. Even bett...Show More

30:29 | Oct 9th, 2017

Kamau Bell is no stranger to getting approached by strangers since he's a TV personality (Totally Biased, United Shades of America), prolific stand-up comic, and father of two undeniably adorable daughters. The reasons he gets approached, however, do...Show More

18:59 | Oct 2nd, 2017

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....Show More

23:34 | Sep 25th, 2017

Busy Philipps has been stealing scenes from she was attending high school on Freaks and Geeks to when she was also attending high school on Dawson's Creek to when she was the ex-wife of a high school vice principal on Vice Principals. Nevertheless, t...Show More

25:32 | Sep 18th, 2017

Wyatt Cenac (The Daily Show, People of Earth, and Seeso's Night Train with Wyatt Cenac) found an interesting application of the scientific method while volunteering at a science museum: a drunk-driving simulator. Eugene Mirman had Wyatt call a cab to...Show More