Mike Birbiglia: Thank God for Jokes
Performing Artists (Click on Artist for Reviews and Previews)
Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014
Stand Up Comedy, Mainstream
18 & over
Two drink minimum
All showtimes are subject to change
“A seamless show…”
-The Huffington Post
“People were complaining about how their cheeks were sore from laughing so hard for so long."
“People were gasping for breath and laugh-until-you-cry tears were streaming. My face hurt.”
“I laughed so hard that the muscles in my face hurt.”
-Omaha World Herald
“Birbigs seems to be taking more risks these days…He’s comfortable, charming, and genuine.”
“At the center of his work is heart. His stories resonate like those of a friend.”
“a testament to Birbiglia's seamless craftsmanship.”
-The Austin Chronicle
Thank God for Jokes.
Award-winning comedian, actor, and filmmaker Mike Birbiglia returns to the stage with more painfully awkward stories in his all-new show about jokes, and how they can get you in trouble. Join Mike as he gets arrested in New Jersey, screamed at by a famous director, heckled by Statler and Waldorf, and attacked by zombie rodents.
Ira Glass of public radio's This American Life writes "Birbiglia's stories are even funnier live than they are on the radio." Time Magazine calls Birbiglia "master of the personal, embarrassing tale." The New York Times describes him as a "supremely enjoyable monologist."
Over the past 12 years comedian Mike Birbiglia has developed a one-of-a-kind storytelling style in the world of standup comedy. Time Magazine calls him "master of the personal, embarrassing tale." The New York Times describes him as a "supremely enjoyable monologist."
Birbiglia’s recent off-Broadway hit, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show and was named a Critics Pick by The New York Times, New York Magazine, and Time Out New York. Following a successful New York run, Mike brought the show to more than 70 cities worldwide, including the Sydney Opera House, London’s Soho Theatre, and Carnegie Hall.
Mike has made more than 40 network television appearances on shows including Letterman, Kimmel, Conan, Craig Ferguson, and Jimmy Fallon. He is a regular contributor to the Peabody Award winning radio show This American Life. Birbiglia has released four albums, and both The Onion and USA Today named My Secret Public Journal Live one of “The Best Comedy Albums of the Decade.”
In 2012 Mike directed and starred in the feature film adaptation of his one-man show Sleepwalk With Me. The film won an audience award at the Sundance Film Festival, was released in theaters nationwide by IFC Films and was one of the top 3 most critically acclaimed comedies of the year on Rotten Tomatoes, with top critics rating it 87%.
Currently Birbiglia is touring the country with his all-new show, Thank God for Jokes, and planning his follow-up feature film.