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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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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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242 Ratings
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By blankfortstudio - Nov 18 2019
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But..... we need maybe 1,000 more episodes.

More episodes please!

By dr.jones(no md) - Oct 09 2019
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I love this show and need more episodes. Please and thank you.

iTunes Ratings

242 Ratings
Average Ratings
211
21
6
1
3

Best.

By blankfortstudio - Nov 18 2019
Read more
But..... we need maybe 1,000 more episodes.

More episodes please!

By dr.jones(no md) - Oct 09 2019
Read more
I love this show and need more episodes. Please and thank you.
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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.

Rank #1: John Mulaney's Summer of Classic Rock

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An appreciation for quality tunes is not something anyone is born with; babies have poor taste in music. No, the love of great bands like Led Zeppelin is developed and discovered as one grows into adulthood. Comedian John Mulaney (Saturday Night Live, The Comeback Kid on Netflix) tells a story about finding music and learning hard truths, as he takes Eugene Mirman back to a pivotal summer of his youth. Join their journey towards rock appreciation in this nostalgic episode of Hold On.

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: Andy Richter, Lisa Lampanelli, Mike Birbiglia, Reggie Watts, Kumail Nanjiani, Maria Bamford, Hasan Minhaj, John Mulaney, and more! Enjoy new episodes weekly!

Aug 21 2017

19mins

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Rank #2: NYC Podfest: H. Jon Benjamin

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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 relay a funny account of his parents' restaurant recommendation and answer questions about the family's memorable dining experience.

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

Nov 06 2017

22mins

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Rank #3: Jim Gaffigan Opens for the Pope

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On this extra special episode of Hold On, host Eugene Mirman brings esteemed comedian Jim Gaffigan into the studio to tell a live story on the spot. The story in question? The time Jim did stand-up comedy as an opening act for Pope Francis in Philadelphia, at an event attended by hundreds of thousands of people. Eugene inquisitively pauses Jim's tale in real time to find out how he landed the big gig, what it was like meeting the Pope, and why a joke about Santa Claus garnered such a strong reaction.

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: Andy Richter, Lisa Lampanelli, Mike Birbiglia, Reggie Watts, Kumail Nanjiani, Maria Bamford, Hasan Minhaj, John Mulaney, and more! Enjoy new episodes weekly!

Sep 11 2017

25mins

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Rank #4: Sean Patton Gets "Whiteout" Drunk

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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 what else Sean can remember about that fateful night.

In each episode of the Audible Comedy series Hold On, host Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers) 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, Ira Glass, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Kyle Kinane, Jonah Ray, Kumail Nanjiani, Maria Bamford, Hasan Minhaj, Karen Kilgariff, Gad Elmaleh, Caroline Rhea, Rhea Butcher, and more! Enjoy new episodes weekly!

Nov 20 2017

30mins

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Rank #5: Steve Agee Tries Ecstasy

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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 can result from taking recreational drugs as Steve explains the how and why of his hilarious true tale that he originally shared at a Don't Tell My Mother show in Los Angeles.

Dec 04 2017

23mins

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Rank #6: Kumail Nanjiani Plays the Name Game

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Moving from Pakistan to America meant bridging two very different cultures. Those differences were brought into stark contrast for comedian Kumail Nanjiani on the day he married his American wife in a Muslim ceremony for his Pakistani family. Kumail's wedding was notable for a number of reasons and on this episode of Hold On, Eugene Mirman digs into the backstory to uncover more about Pakistan, a difficult Muslim priest, and a major event that wasn't even mentioned in the original story! 

In each episode of Hold On, host Eugene Mirman pauses the stories of comedians and performers to get the skinny behind the story.

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: Andy Richter, Lisa Lampanelli, Mike Birbiglia, Reggie Watts, Kumail Nanjiani, Maria Bamford, Hasan Minhaj, John Mulaney, and more! Enjoy new episodes weekly!

Jun 26 2017

23mins

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Rank #7: Kurt Braunohler Opens His Relationship Up

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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) long-term relationship. Eugene Mirman sat Kurt down to hear how that unusual plant went and to ask a few burning questions.

In each episode of the Audible Comedy series Hold On, host Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers) 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, Andy Kindler, Mike Birbiglia, Reggie Watts, Kumail Nanjiani, Maria Bamford, Hasan Minhaj, Chris Gethard, Cameron Esposito, Wyatt Cenac, and more! Enjoy new episodes weekly on Audible.

Jan 08 2018

24mins

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Rank #8: Ken Reid and His Former Neighbor Eddie Murphy

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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, and the effect early exposure to horror movies can have on a kid. Ken originally told his story for the live show RISK! in New York. This one's not for the faint of heart!

In each episode of the Audible Comedy series Hold On, host Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers) 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, John Mulaney, and more! Enjoy new episodes on Audible Channels.

Oct 30 2017

25mins

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Rank #9: Janeane Garofalo Searches for Meaning (Live!)

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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 her impromptu excursions have helped her reflect on what she wants in life.

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, John Mulaney, and more! Enjoy new episodes weekly on Audible.

Feb 26 2018

17mins

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Rank #10: Matt Braunger Moves Back Home

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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 life. Hear why he was forced to live with his folks and what it meant for his relationship with them and his stand-up comedy career.

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, John Mulaney, and more! Enjoy new episodes weekly on Audible.

Feb 05 2018

26mins

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Rank #11: Elna Baker and Dysfunctional Doll Adoption

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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 got attached to a little bundle of plastic joy in her story she told for RISK! in New York City. Host Eugene Mirman digs into the details of Elna's unusual job in this episode of Hold On.

In each episode of the Audible Comedy series Hold On, host Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers) 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, John Mulaney, and more! Enjoy new episodes weekly on Audible.

Jan 15 2018

20mins

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Rank #12: Kristen Schaal's Tour de Face

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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: Andy Richter, Lisa Lampanelli, Mike Birbiglia, Reggie Watts, Kumail Nanjiani, Maria Bamford, Hasan Minhaj, John Mulaney, and more! Enjoy new episodes weekly!

Sep 04 2017

26mins

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Rank #13: Chris Fairbanks and That Darn Cat

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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 Hold On, Eugene Mirman breaks out the catnip to learn more about the indelible origin story of Chris' fiery furball companion. 

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, Moshe Kasher, John Mulaney, and more! Enjoy new episodes weekly on Audible!

Dec 25 2017

19mins

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Rank #14: Greg Proops Gets All Shook Up

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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 thrown into chaos in this harrowing episode of Hold On with Eugene Mirman. Greg and Eugene get into the stalled World Series, pilfered cookies, crazy landlords, and terrified house cats that all colored Greg's recollection of that historic day.

In each episode of the Audible Comedy series Hold On, host Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers) 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, John Mulaney, and more! Enjoy new episodes weekly on Audible.

Oct 23 2017

21mins

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Rank #15: Just for Laughs Festival: Mary Lynn Rajskub

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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 the Just for Laughs Montreal presentation of Hold On with Eugene Mirman - in fact, he was allowed to ask as many questions as he wanted about Mary Lynn's unintentional brush with the oldest profession.

In each episode of the Audible Comedy series Hold On, host Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers) 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, Ira Glass, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Kyle Kinane, Jonah Ray, Kumail Nanjiani, Maria Bamford, Hasan Minhaj, Karen Kilgariff, Gad Elmaleh, Caroline Rhea, Rhea Butcher, and more! Enjoy new episodes weekly!

Nov 27 2017

17mins

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Rank #16: Boston Comedy Festival: Jonathan Katz

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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 tell his story at the Boston Comedy Festival without invoking the devastatingly keen observations and lacerating questions called forth in every hilarious episode of Hold On with Eugene Mirman. Behold, this live recording of Jonathan's numerous amusing tales from a lifetime of performing and the omitted details Eugene pulls from them!

In each episode of the Audible Comedy series Hold On, host Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers) 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, Chris Gethard, Cameron Esposito, and more! Enjoy new episodes weekly on Audible.

Jan 29 2018

17mins

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Rank #17: Just for Laughs Festival: Gad Elmaleh

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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 a fitting place to hear the tale of Gad's transition from the French tradition of live comedy to a more casual North American stand-up style. It's also fitting that Eugene was on hand to casually interject with thoughtful and funny questions.

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, Moshe Kasher, John Mulaney, and more! Enjoy new episodes weekly on Audible!

Jan 01 2018

16mins

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Rank #18: Baron Vaughn Releases His Inner Conflict

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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 gone on Eugene Mirman's show, Hold On, but would probably enjoy listening to it. Sharp-witted comedian Baron Vaughn (Mystery Science Theater 3000, Grace and Frankie) can now say in all honesty that he has successfully transitioned from the latter to the former. He dropped by the studio to spill his guts (among other things) about a revelation he had in the jungle while on ayahuasca. Trippy!

In each episode of the Audible Comedy series Hold On, host Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers) 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, Ira Glass, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Kyle Kinane, Jonah Ray, Kumail Nanjiani, Maria Bamford, Hasan Minhaj, Karen Kilgariff, Gad Elmaleh, Caroline Rhea, Rhea Butcher, and more! Enjoy new episodes weekly!

Nov 13 2017

30mins

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Rank #19: Just for Laughs Festival: Maria Bamford

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Maria Bamford was named Breakout Comedy Star of the Year at the 2016 Just For Laughs comedy festival because she’s an amazing comedian. Hold On with Eugene Mirman is an amazing audio show where comedians join Eugene in the studio and on stage to break down funny stories they've told. In this special live episode from the festival in Montreal, Eugene broke out of the studio to bring Maria Bamford up on stage to tell a true story and answer some questions about it. Maria recounted the trials and tribulations of making a comedy career work amidst struggles with mental illness.

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, Andy Richter, Hasan Minhaj, John Mulaney, and more! Enjoy new episodes weekly on Audible Channels.

Jul 03 2017

23mins

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Rank #20: Boston Comedy Festival: Mara Wilson

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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 of drama on and offstage, and to answer his questions about said drama for a special live recording of Hold On with Eugene Mirman: the only comedic storytelling audio show with all of the questions from Eugene Mirman you love!

In each episode of the Audible Comedy series Hold On, host Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers) 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, John Mulaney, and more! Enjoy new episodes weekly on Audible.

Jan 22 2018

20mins

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Bridgetown Comedy Festival: Guy Branum, Karen Kilgariff, and Kyle Kinane

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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 festival. Marvel at Guy Branum's sassy story of unsuccessful sexcapades, be star struck by Karen Kilgariff's celebrity 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 about these funny stories - all from the comfort of wherever you are when you tune in!

In each episode of the Audible Comedy series Hold On, host Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers) 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, Chris Gethard, Gad Elmaleh, Joe Mande, Cameron Esposito, and more! Enjoy new episodes weekly on Audible.

Apr 23 2018

1hr 5mins

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Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival: Michael Showalter, Caroline Rhea, Ira Glass

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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. Titular, eponymous, and always curious: Eugene Mirman was present at his own festival to question these stories!

In each episode of the Audible Comedy series Hold On, host Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers) 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, David Cross, John Mulaney, and more! Hear more episodes on Audible

Apr 16 2018

52mins

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Dances with Fate

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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!

In each episode of the Audible Comedy series Hold On, host Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers) 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, David Cross, John Mulaney, and more! Hear more episodes on Audible!

Apr 09 2018

20mins

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Sara Benincasa and The Grand Canyon Diaphragm

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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. Learn more about the unusual Benincasa family trade and discover which glam rocker's family actually owns a funeral home, all in this hilarious, question-filled episode of Hold On.

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, John Mulaney, and more! Enjoy new episodes on Audible. Visit audible.com/HoldOn

Mar 19 2018

27mins

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Mike Lawrence Slams Poetry

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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 poetry. Thankfully, Eugene Mirman is a friendly fellow who's curiosity trumps any temptation to mock. Mike shared his story of coming up through the slam poetry open mic scene in Florida in a story for RISK! And in this episode of Hold On, curious host Eugene shared his questions about Mike's coming-of-age tale to find out how the former poet came to be a comic.

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, John Mulaney, and more! Enjoy new episodes on Audible.

Mar 12 2018

25mins

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John Fugelsang Shakes up an Election

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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 Mirman finds out how the struggling new father made his mark on the Romney-Obama presidential race and what it did to his career, as the two dig into John's story on this politically-charged episode of Hold On with Eugene Mirman.

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, Moshe Kasher, John Mulaney, and more! Enjoy new episodes weekly on Audible.

Mar 05 2018

27mins

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Janeane Garofalo Searches for Meaning (Live!)

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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 her impromptu excursions have helped her reflect on what she wants in life.

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, John Mulaney, and more! Enjoy new episodes weekly on Audible.

Feb 26 2018

17mins

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NYC Podfest: Jean Grae

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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. Her eclectic career has taken her to many strange places, which means she has some stellar stories like the one about a crazy ride home that she shares in this live episode of Hold On at NYC PodFest. Eugene Mirman shared the stage with Jean and went along for the ride - with a few pit stops for pointed questions along the way.

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

Feb 19 2018

22mins

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SF Sketchfest: Alice Wetterlund

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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 curious cat, so he invited Alice to SF Sketchfest 2017 to spin a yarn about empathy, gratitude, and feral kittens. Now you can hear her story, his questions, and the adulation of the crowd in this special live episode of Hold On!

In each episode of the Audible Comedy series Hold On, host Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers) 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, John Mulaney, and more! Enjoy new episodes on Audible.

Feb 12 2018

22mins

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Matt Braunger Moves Back Home

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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 life. Hear why he was forced to live with his folks and what it meant for his relationship with them and his stand-up comedy career.

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, John Mulaney, and more! Enjoy new episodes weekly on Audible.

Feb 05 2018

26mins

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Boston Comedy Festival: Jonathan Katz

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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 tell his story at the Boston Comedy Festival without invoking the devastatingly keen observations and lacerating questions called forth in every hilarious episode of Hold On with Eugene Mirman. Behold, this live recording of Jonathan's numerous amusing tales from a lifetime of performing and the omitted details Eugene pulls from them!

In each episode of the Audible Comedy series Hold On, host Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers) 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, Chris Gethard, Cameron Esposito, and more! Enjoy new episodes weekly on Audible.

Jan 29 2018

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Boston Comedy Festival: Mara Wilson

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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 of drama on and offstage, and to answer his questions about said drama for a special live recording of Hold On with Eugene Mirman: the only comedic storytelling audio show with all of the questions from Eugene Mirman you love!

In each episode of the Audible Comedy series Hold On, host Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers) 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, John Mulaney, and more! Enjoy new episodes weekly on Audible.

Jan 22 2018

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Elna Baker and Dysfunctional Doll Adoption

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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 got attached to a little bundle of plastic joy in her story she told for RISK! in New York City. Host Eugene Mirman digs into the details of Elna's unusual job in this episode of Hold On.

In each episode of the Audible Comedy series Hold On, host Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers) 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, John Mulaney, and more! Enjoy new episodes weekly on Audible.

Jan 15 2018

20mins

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Kurt Braunohler Opens His Relationship Up

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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) long-term relationship. Eugene Mirman sat Kurt down to hear how that unusual plant went and to ask a few burning questions.

In each episode of the Audible Comedy series Hold On, host Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers) 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, Andy Kindler, Mike Birbiglia, Reggie Watts, Kumail Nanjiani, Maria Bamford, Hasan Minhaj, Chris Gethard, Cameron Esposito, Wyatt Cenac, and more! Enjoy new episodes weekly on Audible.

Jan 08 2018

24mins

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Just for Laughs Festival: Gad Elmaleh

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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 a fitting place to hear the tale of Gad's transition from the French tradition of live comedy to a more casual North American stand-up style. It's also fitting that Eugene was on hand to casually interject with thoughtful and funny questions.

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, Moshe Kasher, John Mulaney, and more! Enjoy new episodes weekly on Audible!

Jan 01 2018

16mins

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Chris Fairbanks and That Darn Cat

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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 Hold On, Eugene Mirman breaks out the catnip to learn more about the indelible origin story of Chris' fiery furball companion. 

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, Moshe Kasher, John Mulaney, and more! Enjoy new episodes weekly on Audible!

Dec 25 2017

19mins

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Just for Laughs Festival: Cameron Esposito

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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 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. This is one of those rare occasions and the details he's digging for are provided by hilarious stand-up Cameron Esposito (Take My Wife on Seeso), whose story of self-discovery turns out to be both inspiring and funny. Dig it?!

In each episode of the Audible Comedy series Hold On, host Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers) 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, John Mulaney, and more! Enjoy new episodes weekly!

Dec 18 2017

15mins

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Just For Laughs Festival: Joe Mande

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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, writer, and ironic re-tweeter, Joe Mande (Parks and Recreation, The Good Place, Kroll Show), whose story of gaming Twitter gets scrutinized on this live episode of Hold On with Eugene Mirman.

In each episode of the Audible Comedy series Hold On, host Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers) 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, Ira Glass, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Kyle Kinane, Jonah Ray, Kumail Nanjiani, Maria Bamford, Hasan Minhaj, Karen Kilgariff, Gad Elmaleh, Caroline Rhea, Rhea Butcher, and more! Enjoy new episodes weekly on Audible.

Dec 11 2017

17mins

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Steve Agee Tries Ecstasy

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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 can result from taking recreational drugs as Steve explains the how and why of his hilarious true tale that he originally shared at a Don't Tell My Mother show in Los Angeles.

Dec 04 2017

23mins

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Just for Laughs Festival: Mary Lynn Rajskub

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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 the Just for Laughs Montreal presentation of Hold On with Eugene Mirman - in fact, he was allowed to ask as many questions as he wanted about Mary Lynn's unintentional brush with the oldest profession.

In each episode of the Audible Comedy series Hold On, host Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers) 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, Ira Glass, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Kyle Kinane, Jonah Ray, Kumail Nanjiani, Maria Bamford, Hasan Minhaj, Karen Kilgariff, Gad Elmaleh, Caroline Rhea, Rhea Butcher, and more! Enjoy new episodes weekly!

Nov 27 2017

17mins

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By blankfortstudio - Nov 18 2019
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But..... we need maybe 1,000 more episodes.

More episodes please!

By dr.jones(no md) - Oct 09 2019
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I love this show and need more episodes. Please and thank you.