It Started as a Joke

Sunday, October 27
2:30 PM

Violet Crown 6 & 7
Add To Calendar 20191027 14:30 20191027 16:15 America/New_York VFF: It Started as a Joke

Preceded by the short film Food Place.

When Eugene Mirman first proposed a comedy festival making fun of other comedy festivals, he was only half joking. To his surprise, this offhand comment would go on to become the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, the world’s first “sincere-and-ironic” comedy festival. Billed as the “Comedy event that comedians look forward to,” the first ever EMCF enjoyed immense success, and has continued for over 10 years. Featuring a star-studded lineup including Kumail Nanjiani, Jim Gaffigan, and Mike Birbiglia, this documentary pays homage to what comedy is, is not, and everything in between.

Violet Crown 6 & 7 Virginia Film Festival