Eugene Mirman of “Flight of the Conchords” to Speak at Fairleigh Dickinson

Madison, NJ (March 26, 2009) —Actor, comedian, and entertainer Eugene Mirman of the hit HBO series “Flight of the Conchords” will speak at FDU’s College at Florham on April 7 in the ongoing WAMFEST series. The event, entitled “The Will to Whatevs,” is free and open to the public.

Mirman, who also is a regular on Adult Swim’s “Delocated” (Cartoon Network), has had his own half-hour special on Comedy Central. He voiced the nun on “Lucy, Daughter of the Devil,” and his first book, of the same name as this event, “The Will to Whatevs” is now on sale.

The informal conversation, which welcomes audience questions throughout, will be hosted by Wesley Stace (aka songwriter/recording artist John Wesley Harding), and David Grand, Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Writer in Residence, will help facilitate the conversation. Like all WAMFEST events, the emphasis will be on the creative process and how life is turned into words and music.  

Stace and Mirman have been touring the nation as the headliners of the “Cabinet of Wonders” show, in which several of their friends have performed with them, including Rosanne Cash. Mirman is WAMFEST’s third speaker this year. The series will wrap up with its final event on May 6, with Rosanne Cash as the featured speaker.

The event will take place at 4 p.m. in Hartman Lounge in Hennessy Hall (The Mansion) at FDU’s College at Florham, 285 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940. The Madison Hotel offers a discounted rate of just $89 per night for those staying in the area to attend a WAMFEST event.


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