Mike Birbiglia at Berkeley Rep Extended by One Week
Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced today that, due to sold out shows in the first week, Mike Birbiglia: The New One will extend by one week. Originally scheduled to close on August 13, the show will now run for an additional 8 performances through Sunday, August 20.
In The New One the award-winning comedian approaches an entirely new subject in a fresh way with the same heart and humor we've come to expect. Birbiglia was just named "Stand-up Comedian of the Year" by the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. "My wife and I have always dreamed of living in idyllic Berkeley, says Birbiglia and, while we can't do that, we feel pretty lucky to live there for three weeks. This is the perfect theater to see this particular show. 400 seats. Every seat is great. I personally tested out every single seat when I visited in May."
Mike Birbiglia is a comedian and storyteller who has performed in front of audiences worldwide, from the Sydney Opera House to Carnegie Hall. His most recent shows, My Girlfriend's Boyfriend and Thank God for Jokes, were both filmed for Netflix. Mike has released four albums for Comedy Central Records, including My Secret Public Journal Live, which was named one of the "Best Comedy Albums of the Decade" by The Onion AV Club. In addition to performing live, Birbiglia is an author and filmmaker who wrote, directed, and starred in the acclaimed films Sleepwalk with Me and Don't Think Twice. His 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, Birbiglia has appeared on Orange is the New Black, Inside Amy Schumer, and Girls as well as in the films Trainwreck, The Fault in Our Stars, and Popstar. Birbiglia currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife Jen.
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