Pretty Good Friends Tour
Eugene Mirman and Daniel Kitson

Woman’s Club of Minneapolis
Sunday, May 11 | 8pm doors | All Ages

Stand-up comedy fans looking forward to seeing Eugene Mirman perform Sunday, May 11 at the Woman’s Club of Minneapolis are in for a rare treat. Mirman (Bob’s Burgers, Delocated, Flight of the Conchords) is bringing a co-pilot with him on his Pretty Good Friends tour: the obscurely-known (on this side of the Atlantic, anyway) but much-lauded UK comic Daniel Kitson. Hot off the latest Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival in Boston Mirman hopes to introduce Kitson to a wider range of US audiences not yet exposed to Kitson and his unique approach to comedy:

'I’m going on a short US tour in May with award-winning bearded British comedian Daniel Kitson. This is Kitson’s first US tour ever (he’s done shows only in NYC previously). If you’re unfamiliar with him, here’s a great article about him. And another about him being the “reluctant hero of British comedy.” He’s won lots of international awards, including the Edinburgh Perrier Comedy Award, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Barry Award, and The Scotsman Fringe First Award (whatever that is, but he won it in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2010). A few years ago he was included in Rolling Stone Magazine’s 50 Funniest People Now If you’re in any of the cities we’re coming to, you should come. Here’s a show of Daniel’s from The Stand in Edinburgh 2005 that he put up on Bandcamp. It’s one of the first shows of his I ever saw and I really loved it.

Mirman’s comedy peers echo his praise for Kitson, but also convey the general sense that to miss these shows would mean really missing out on something special:

Anyone that can track down video of a Daniel Kitson performance which took place more recently than the mid 00’s probably wins the internet, but here’s some of what can currently be found on YouTube: