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Birbiglia is a comedian, storyteller, director and actor who has performed in front of audiences worldwide, from the Sydney Opera House to Broadway. His shows, "My Girlfriend's Boyfriend" and "Thank God for Jokes," were both filmed for Netflix. In addition to performing live, Mike is an author and filmmaker who wrote, directed and starred in the films Sleepwalk with Me and Don't Think Twice. Mike's book "Sleepwalk with Me and Other Painfully True Stories" was a New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor. As an actor, Mike has appeared on "Inside Amy Schumer," HBO's "Girls" and "Broad City," as well as in the films Trainwreck, The Fault in Our Stars and Popstar. He plays the role of Danny Pearson on "Orange Is the New Black" and Oscar Langstraat on Showtime's "Billions." He is a contributor to "This American Life" on public radio. In 2017, Mike was honored with the Kurt Vonnegut Award for humor.


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Mike Birbiglia STAGE CREDITS

[West End]
2023
cast [Replacement]

[Broadway]
Broadway Production, 2022
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
Cherry Lane Theatre Off-Broadway Premiere, 2019
Performer

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2018
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Production at Cherry Lane Theatre, 2018
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
New York Premiere Production, 2016
Performer [Replacement]

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2011
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
2008
Performer

Mike Birbiglia Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Producer

Writing


Mike Birbiglia Awards and Nominations

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2023 - Outstanding Solo Performance

Mike Birbiglia, The Old Man & The Pool


winner
Drama Desk Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Solo Performance

Mike Birbiglia, The New One


winner
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Solo Performance

Mike Birbiglia, The New One

- 2016 - Best Solo Performance

Mike BirbigliaThank God for Jokes

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Solo Performance

Mike BirbigliaThank God for Jokes

Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Solo Performance

Mike Birbiglia, Mike Birbiglia's My Girlfriend's Boyfriend

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Solo Performance

Mike Birbiglia, Mike Birbiglia's My Girlfriend's Boyfriend


winner
The Lortels - 2011 - Outstanding Solo Show

Mike Birbiglia, Mike Birbiglia's My Girlfriend's Boyfriend

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Solo Performance

Mike Birbiglia , Sleepwalk With Me

Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Solo Performance

Mike Birbiglia, Sleepwalk With Me

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Mike Birbiglia News


Video: JOHN MULANEY PRESENTS: EVERYBODY'S IN LA To Stream Live on Netflix

John Mulaney will explore the city of Los Angeles with his comedian friends in the upcoming Netflix special John Mulaney Presents: Everybody's In LA. Over the course of six live episodes, the comically unconventional show will feature Mulaney along with special guests and field pieces all shot in Los Angeles. Watch the announcement video here!

Mike Birbiglia Brings New Comedy Tour To State Theatre In Fall 2024

Get ready for a night of laughter with Mike Birbiglia's show PLEASE STOP THE RIDE at the State Theatre on Oct. 20. Tickets go on sale this Thursday.

Mike Birbiglia Announces Fall 2024 Dates For Comedy Tour PLEASE STOP THE RIDE

Comedian Mike Birbiglia has extended his tour dates, delighting fans with more opportunities to catch his hilarious performances live.

Mike Birbiglia to Bring PLEASE STOP THE RIDE Tour To Overture Hall

Mike Birbiglia has unveiled new dates for his 'Please Stop the Ride' tour, which will include a stop in Madison. See performance dates and learn how to purchase tickets.

Mike Birbiglia is Coming to the Charleston Gaillard Center

The Charleston Gaillard Center will present comedian Mike Birbiglia on Friday, December 13, 2024.

Mike Birbiglia is Coming to the Victoria Theatre in November

Mike Birbiglia is bringing his PLEASE STOP THE RIDE tour to the Victoria Theatre on Friday, November 22, 2024 at 7 p.m.

Everything Coming to Max in April

Stream The Debut Of HBO Original Limited Series “The Sympathizer,” Max Original Unscripted Series “Conan O’Brien Must Go,” HBO Original Comedy Special “Alex Edelman: Just For Us,” HBO Original Documentary Series “The Jinx – Part Two” And “The Synanon Fix,” HBO Original Documentaries “Brandy Hellville & The Cult Of Fast Fashion” and more.

Outside Joke: The Hub of Netflix is a Joke Fest Lineup Announced

Discover the lineup for Netflix's comedy festival, OUTSIDE JOKE. Get ready for a laughter-filled event as Netflix brings together the biggest names in comedy. The lineup includes Fred Armisen, Freddie Gibbs, Janelle James, Leslie Jones, Michelle Buteau, Reggie Watts, drag icons Alyssa Edwards, Jimbo, Latrice Royale and Trixie Mattel, and more.

THE GREAT GATSBY to Launch Rush and Lottery & Host Box Office Opening Celebration

The Great Gatsby will launch an in-person rush (with student pricing availability), a digital lottery for all performances, and will host a Box Office Opening celebration on Saturday, March 16 at 10:00AM. Learn how to purchase tickets !

Video: Watch Alex Edelman on Broadway in HBO's JUST FOR US Trailer

After an acclaimed, extended run on Broadway, comedian Alex Edelman brings his solo show JUST FOR US to HBO and Max in an all-new comedy special. Watch the new trailer video for the comedy speicla, which was directed by Tony Award-winner Alex Timbers.

Video: Watch ALEX EDELMAN: JUST FOR US Come to HBO With New Teaser

HBO will debut comedian Alex Edelman’s solo show ALEX EDELMAN: JUST FOR US. Tony Award®-winning director Alex Timbers directed the special, which taped in front of a live audience on Tuesday, August 15 and Wednesday, August 16 at the Hudson Theatre in New York. Watch the video trailer now!

Work by Rachel Bloom, Sara Porkalob & More Set for 2024 Williamstown Theatre Festival Summer Season

The 2024 Williamstown Theatre Festival summer season has revealed its lineup. See the shows being presented and learn how to purchase tickets.

Mike Birbiglia-Led GOOD ONE: A SHOW ABOUT JOKES is Coming to Peacock

The docu-special features Mike Birbiglia, alongside interviews and commentary from distinguished comedians including Seth Meyers, Hasan Minhaj, Atsuko Okatsuka and more. Following the run of his latest Broadway show, comedian Mike Birbiglia begins an unpredictable journey developing new material from personal truths. Watch the video trailer!

Avantika, Tony Danza, Tovah Feldshuh, Tonya Pinkins and More Will Lead New Play WINDOWS

 Windows, a new play written by New York Times Bestselling Author Tawni O'Dell will make its world premiere, in a strictly limited engagement March 25th - 27th at The Town Hall. Learn more about the play and find out who is starring here!

Full Cast Set for THE GREAT GATSBY on Broadway Starring Jeremy Jordan, Eva Noblezada & More

The full cast has been set for the Broadway premiere of The Great Gatsby, opening this spring at The Broadway Theatre. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

Noah J. Ricketts, Samantha Pauly, Eric Anderson, and More Join the Cast of THE GREAT GATSBY on Broadway

Additional principal casting has been revealed for the Broadway premiere of the acclaimed new musical The Great Gatsby, opening on Broadway this spring. Find out who is joining the cast here!

Alex Edelman to Return to SF's Curran Theater For One Performance of JUST FOR US

Back by popular demand, OBIE Award–winning writer and performer Alex Edelman will return to San Francisco’s Curran Theater for one night only with his award–winning solo show, JUST FOR US.

Mike Birbiglia Adds New Peformances At Bay Street Theater For Summer 2024

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the addition of TWO more MIKE BIRBIGLIA performances at Bay Street this July. Due to popular demand performer, actor, and comedian Mike Birbiglia has added two more performances.

What We Know So Far About THE GREAT GATSBY Musical

The roaring 20s are back again! As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, the musical adaptation of The Great Gatsby is headed to Broadway later this year. Check out what we know so far about the show, cast, production dates, and more!

Jeremy Jordan and Eva Noblezada Will Lead THE GREAT GATSBY Musical on Broadway This Spring

BroadwayWorld has learned that the musical adaptation of The Great Gatsby is headed to Broadway this year. The production, led by Jeremy Jordan and Eva Noblezada, had its pre-Broadway engagement at the Paper Mill Playhouse in 2023.

Mike Birbiglia FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Mike Birbiglia been in?

Mike Birbiglia has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Mike Birbiglia been in?

Mike Birbiglia has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What awards has Mike Birbiglia been nominated for?

Mike Birbiglia has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. These include Outstanding Solo Performance at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "The Old Man & The Pool" and "The New One," as well as at the Drama Desk Awards for "The New One" and "Mike Birbiglia's My Girlfriend's Boyfriend." He was also nominated for Best Solo Performance for "Thank God for Jokes" and won Outstanding Solo Performance at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for the same show. Additionally, Birbiglia received nominations for Outstanding Solo Show at The Lortels for "Mike Birbiglia's My Girlfriend's Boyfriend." He was nominated for Outstanding Solo Performance at the Outer Critics Circle Awards and the Drama Desk Awards for "Sleepwalk With Me."

What awards has Mike Birbiglia won?

Mike Birbiglia has won the Outstanding Solo Performance at the Drama Desk Awards for "The New One," the Outstanding Solo Performance at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "The New One," and the Outstanding Solo Show at The Lortels for "Mike Birbiglia's My Girlfriend's Boyfriend."

How many shows has Mike Birbiglia written?

Mike Birbiglia has written 4 shows including Sleepwalk With Me (Playwright), Mike Birbiglia's My Girlfriend's Boyfriend (Playwright), Mike Birbiglia: The New One (Writer), Mike Birbiglia: Working It Out (Author).

What is Mike Birbiglia next theatre project?

Mike Birbiglia's next show will be The Old Man & The Pool which opens on 9/12/2023 on West End.

What was Mike Birbiglia's first West End show?

Mike Birbiglia's first West End show was The Old Man & The Pool which opened in 2023

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