My Next Appearance

Mediocrity: A Sophomore Effort

A live taping of my second comedy album in New York City — June 21-23 at under St. Marks Theater.

Humorist Brendan Hughes will deliver a major comedic address on Mediocrity—in science, history, the arts, and politics—for three night stand in New York City. The show—a hybrid of stand-up comedy and TED Talk, with music loops and beats thrown in—will be a live taping for Hughes’s second comedy album, to be entitled Mediocrity: A Sophomore Effort.


Mediocrity: A Sophomore Effort is a live, unholy mash-up of equal parts TED Talk, stand-up and music loops, from humorist Brendan Hughes. If Radiolab and Flight of the Conchords had a baby that was delivered by Eddie Izzard at the Museum of Jurassic Technology, the home video of that childbirth procedure would be not unlike this show.

Mediocrity will be a live taping of what will become Hughes’s second concert album, following 2014’s The Pizzicato Effect, which was recorded at Ars Nova in 2012 and is available on iTunes and Spotify.

Since 2008, Hughes has  delivered comic lectures on gigantic themes in an ongoing attempt to double-click on the universe, by offering ontological equipment to fellow 21st century travelers for their hazardous journey through the post-everything age. He has performed in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and both Massachusetts capes.

June 21-23  •  Thurs-Sat  •  8pm

Under St. Marks Theater
94 St. Marks Pl., Between 1st and A
Near Astor Place on the 4 & 6 or 1st Ave

Tickets: $20 General Admission

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