Award-winning comedian, author, and filmmaker MIKE BIRBIGLIA returns to the stage with more painfully awkward stories in a show about jokes, and how they can get you in trouble. Join Birbiglia as he 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.”Recommended for ages 21 and up.
Over the past 12 years comedian MIKE BIRBIGLIA has developed a one-of-a-kind storytelling style in the world of standup comedy. His 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. The show was filmed in Seattle and debuted on Netflix; it was recently released on CD/DVD and on iTunes.
Mike has also 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 andUSA 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 three most critically acclaimed comedies of the year on Rotten Tomatoes, with top critics rating it 87 percent.
Currently Mike is touring the country with his all-new show, THANK GOD FOR JOKES, and is planning his follow-up feature film.
Mike Birbiglia will perform one-night only at the Victoria Theatre on Friday, September 12, at 7:30 PM. Tickets are priced $49 and $39 and can be purchased at Ticket Center Stage, located in the Wintergarden of the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, by calling (937) 228-3630, toll-free (888) 228-3630 or online atwww.ticketcenterstage.com.