In 10 years, Mike Birbiglia has grown from struggling comic to a popular talk show guest to a groundbreaking, original storyteller. The results? Two critically-acclaimed CDs, three Comedy Central ...View More
In 10 years, Mike Birbiglia has grown from struggling comic to a popular talk show guest to a groundbreaking, original storyteller. The results? Two critically-acclaimed CDs, three Comedy Central specials and a Nathan Lane-produced Off-Broadway show called "Sleepwalk with Me" that was recently nominated for both a Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award for "Best Solo Performance." One thing has remained constant: Birbiglia puts out one of the funniest live shows in comedy: different every time and unique from any other comedian or trend in comedy. Said Nathan Lane of Birbiglia, "Every once in a while, someone comes along who renews your faith in the art of stand-up comedy. It happened when I first saw Mitch Hedberg, and it happened again when I saw Mike Birbiglia."
In August Birbiglia embarked on his third nationwide Comedy Central-sponsored tour, "Comedy Central Live Starring Mike Birbiglia: I'm In The Future Also," visiting theaters in more than 20 cities through the fall.
Birbiglia isn't dirty or prude. He isn't shocking or forgettable. He simply tells stories from his life in the most honest possible way, sparing no painful detail: stories like trying to shake the hand of a sports writer he didn't realize was blind or meeting his girlfriend's parents in high school and then realizing that she had another boyfriend, and meeting his parents. Sometimes Birbiglia's details are so painful that the audience audibly gasps - to which Birbiglia often replies, "I Know. I'm in the future also." Inspiring the name of his current tour.