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Mike Birbiglia

Growing up in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, comedian Mike Birbiglia tried many different outlets for his creativity. Poetry held his interest early on, but by his teen years he had switched to hip-hop and written a rap for the graduation ceremony of his school's anti-drug program. Going to see Steven Wright on his 16th birthday steered Birbiglia toward standup. He would be writing quirky one-liners in the Wright style all the way up to his early years of college in the Washington, D.C., area. He began working the ticket window at the D.C. Improv, and there he decided to develop his Wright-like act into something more real and biographical. After studying the work of Woody Allen and Richard Pryor, Birbiglia developed a mix of one-liners and personal stories that would instantly connect with audiences. He refined his act around D.C. before moving to New York City and taking any gig he could get. A successful night at the Comic Strip Live introduced Birbiglia to the club's general manager and talent coordinator, the late Lucien Hold, who set up a string of shows that introduced the comedian to talent scouts and helped him land a David Letterman appearance. Success snowballed from there and soon Birbiglia was touring nationally, appearing regularly on the Bob & Tom radio show with his "My Secret Public Journal" segment, and developing projects for the Comedy Central network and record label. In 2004, Dog Years became his debut album for the label. His fan base grew quickly and soon indie-style T-shirts quoting Birbiglia routines were virally spreading the word. As "Cracker, please" and "Only we can call each other Cracker" shirts were being spotted on hipsters, the comedian returned with the CD/DVD combo Two Drink Mike in early 2006. Based off his blog of the same name, My Secret Public Journal Live appeared in 2007. Birbiglia opened his first off-Broadway show, Sleepwalk with Me, the following year, and spent the rest of the decade spinning that show into different projects. An accompanying nonfiction book, Sleepwalk with Me and Other Painfully True Stories, appeared in 2010, followed one year later by the album Sleepwalk with Me Live. Another stage show, Mike Birbiglia's My Girlfriend's Boyfriend, opened that March. ~ David Jeffries
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Stations Featuring
Mike Birbiglia

    Comedy Classics

    Comedy Classics
    36 songs

Albums by
Mike Birbiglia

Top Songs by
Mike Birbiglia

  1.   Song
  2.   The Old Mill Pond Story
  3.   Jack & Irma's Magic Phones
  4.   Pachoo!
  5.   Landfill Pretzels
  6.   Sympathy Card
  7.   You'd Be Surprised
  8.   Orange Asian Tigers
  9.   Joe Bags
  10.   Sleepy Karl
  11.   Arctic Fox It's a Setup!
  12.   Like Fun
  13.   You Can't Shoot the Shooter
  14.   Porno for Parents
  15.   Sex, Tennis, And Pandas
  16.   Cracka
  17.   No, But I Heard About It
  18.   Roger Clemens Hates Me
  19.   Whatever You Are, Be a Good One
  20.   I'm Crazy and Gay Cats
  21.   Dammit I'm Eatin' Pretzels
  22.   Whiffle Ball Tony
  23.   Two Drink Mike
  24.   The Oatmeal Song
  25.   Celebrity Golf
  26.   The Guitar Guy at the Party
  27.   I Have Wheels!
  28.   Good Joke, Bad Joke
  29.   Panda
  30.   You Seem Cool
  31.   Strong Independant Woman
  32.   Military Brat
  33.   In da Club
  34.   Online Banks
  35.   Dying and Wendy's
  36.   10 to 400 Pounds
  37.   Laundraholic
  38.   Ladies and Gentlemen
  39.   The Promise of Sleep
  40.   Catholic School Sunglasses
  41.   Put It on Paper
  42.   Dustbuster Olympics
  43.   There's Something in My Bladder
  44.   My Brother Joe's Wedding
  45.   The Missile
  46.   Delusion
  47.   The Argument
  48.   Hi
  49.   Cracker Please
  50.   Dunkino Donutos
  51.   What's He Doing Here?
  52.   Alaska, Texas
  53.   Vet Questionnaire
  54.   I'm Right
  55.   A Sex Maybe
  56.   Doctor
  57.   My Girlfriend's Boyfriend
  58.   The Olive Gardener
  59.   Automobiles
  60.   The Scrambler
  61.   Cattle Call Dance
  62.   Fight Club
  63.   Thanks for Coming Song
  64.   Abbie
  65.   Hip Hop Animosity
  66.   Wedding Story
  67.   The Hovering Jackal
  68.   I'm a Bear, Etc.
  69.   Don't Tell Anyone
  70.   Intro
  71.   Secret Public Journal: The Old Mill Pond
  72.   Medium Man Song
  73.   Invite Them Up
  74.   Way Past Lawyers
  75.   The Culinary Way of Describing It
  76.   Winter In Bermuda
  77.   Finding a Woman
  78.   The Accident Report

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