Eugene Mirman Is Gene Belcher From Bobs Burgers
April 16, 2016•10 min
Brooklyn resident Eugene Mirman escaped the clutches of Russian communism at the age of four when his family immigrated from Moscow to Lexington, MA (where, along with Paul Revere and John Adams, he kicked off the American Revolution). He attended Hampshire College and designed his own major of comedy – doing a one-hour stand-up act as his thesis (for which he was made fun of, don’t worry). In addition to BOB’S BURGERS, Mirman plays comedian/mobster “Yvgeny Mirminsky” on the cable comedy “Delocated”; on “Aqua Teen Hunger Force,” he’s “Dr. Eugene Mirman”; on “Home Movies,” he was “Eugene,” the Russian foreign exchange student; and he continues to be recognized as “Eugene,” the landlord, from “Flight of the Conchords.” His hour-long cable special, “Eugene Mirman: An Evening of Comedy in a Fake Underground Laboratory,” premiered in December 2012. Mirman was named “Best New York City Comedian” by the Village Voice and one of the “10 Best Comedians of the Last Decade” by Paste magazine.