Eugene Mirman, The Absurd Nightclub Comedy of Eugene Mirman
When he was a kid, Eugene Mirman moved to the States from Russia. While the Brooklyn stand-up may not speak with an accent or give the faintest whiff of Yakov "What a Country!" Smirnoff, he does approach subjects from the strange angles afforded by such status. Mirman takes his dog for a walk, encounters a woman who baby-talks to the animal and informs her that the dog doesn't speak English. "The hell I don't!" the dog says. Mirman signs up for a credit card online and is told to pick a secret question and answer for identification purposes. "Now, whenever I call, they have to ask me what am I wearing," he says. "And I have to respond, 'I don't think that's appropriate!'" An added bonus: He is unafraid to laugh at his own jokes.