Born in Soviet Russia, Eugene Mirman and his family moved to the United States when he was 4, settling in suburban Boston. His relatives instilled in him a desire to achieve the American Dream his way, and that’s what the comedian has been doing. Never taking a traditional tack in his 20-year career, Mirman has gone from doing shows at Chinese restaurants to performing standup at traditionally indie-rock venues to starting a comedy festival as a goof. In the meantime, he’s achieved alternative-circles fame for small roles like Bret and Jemaine’s nosy landlord Eugene on Flight Of The Conchords and inept Russian mobster Yvgeny Mirminsky in Delocated. In March, the second season of Loren Bouchard’s Fox series Bob’s Burgers debuted, with Mirman playing 11-year-old Gene Belcher, a kid who’s obsessed with farts and all fart-related humor (who nonetheless shares some of Mirman’s adult comedic sensibilities).