Eugene Mirman to play the Spaceland Ballroom Dec. 5

Eugene Mirman—Eugene on Flight of the Conchords, Cecil Tunt on Archer, Gene Belcher on Bob’s Burgers and an accomplished stand-up comic who’s released half a dozen comedy albums in the past decade—will be playing the Spaceland Ballroom in Hamden on Dec. 5. Kurt Braunohler and Derrick Brown open the 7 p.m. show, which is promoted locally by Manic Productions.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 1, for the Dec. 5 show. They’re available from www.manicproductions.org or in person at Redscroll Records in Wallingford.

Mirman should be in his element at Spaceland. He’s one of that breed of comics which prefers clubs to theaters. In Hamden he’s assured of a youngish, hip crowd who are there expressly to see him (and to drink while doing so. This is one of the spaces in the Space complex which serves booze.)

The New Haven area’s becoming a comedy center again. Besides the Joker’s Wild club on Wooster, comedy is regularly scheduled at the Shubert, SCSU’s Lyman Hall, Café Nine, with the Space bookers up for anything.