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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.   Landfill Pretzels
  4.   You'd Be Surprised
  5.   Sleepy Karl
  6.   Jack & Irma's Magic Phones
  7.   Joe Bags
  8.   Pachoo!
  9.   Sympathy Card
  10.   Arctic Fox It's a Setup!
  11.   You Can't Shoot the Shooter
  12.   Sex, Tennis, And Pandas
  13.   Like Fun
  14.   Orange Asian Tigers
  15.   Porno for Parents
  16.   The Oatmeal Song
  17.   Delusion
  18.   Catholic School Sunglasses
  19.   Cracka
  20.   Whiffle Ball Tony
  21.   I'm Crazy and Gay Cats
  22.   Whatever You Are, Be a Good One
  23.   Dammit I'm Eatin' Pretzels
  24.   Two Drink Mike
  25.   No, But I Heard About It
  26.   Celebrity Golf
  27.   The Guitar Guy at the Party
  28.   Panda
  29.   Ladies and Gentlemen
  30.   Dying and Wendy's
  31.   Military Brat
  32.   I Have Wheels!
  33.   Strong Independant Woman
  34.   In da Club
  35.   Laundraholic
  36.   Good Joke, Bad Joke
  37.   You Seem Cool
  38.   Online Banks
  39.   Abbie
  40.   Dustbuster Olympics
  41.   Put It on Paper
  42.   Roger Clemens Hates Me
  43.   The Promise of Sleep
  44.   The Missile
  45.   There's Something in My Bladder
  46.   The Argument
  47.   I'm Right
  48.   What's He Doing Here?
  49.   A Sex Maybe
  50.   Cracker Please
  51.   Vet Questionnaire
  52.   Alaska, Texas
  53.   10 to 400 Pounds
  54.   Dunkino Donutos
  55.   Hi
  56.   Doctor
  57.   Automobiles
  58.   Winter In Bermuda
  59.   Cattle Call Dance
  60.   The Scrambler
  61.   My Girlfriend's Boyfriend
  62.   The Olive Gardener
  63.   Fight Club
  64.   My Brother Joe's Wedding
  65.   Hip Hop Animosity
  66.   Wedding Story
  67.   Thanks for Coming Song
  68.   I'm a Bear, Etc.
  69.   The Hovering Jackal
  70.   Don't Tell Anyone
  71.   The Culinary Way of Describing It
  72.   Finding a Woman
  73.   The Accident Report
  74.   Medium Man Song
  75.   Intro
  76.   Invite Them Up
  77.   Secret Public Journal: The Old Mill Pond
  78.   Way Past Lawyers
  79.   Comedy Central Presents
  80.   Premium Blend
  81.   Shorties Watchin' Shorties
  82.   [Untitled Track]
  83.   Wild Life Gone Wild
  84.   Tangled Up in Blue, Or Whatever
  85.   A Shout out to My Boy, Pizza
  86.   Dammit, I'm Homeless
  87.   Asking for Directions
  88.   Introduction to the World of Secrets
  89.   Bed & Breakfast/Unitarian Church
  90.   The Bahamas Is a Really Tame Strip Club
  91.   The Bahamas Part 2: Dueling Joe Bags
  92.   Nation State-A-Hatin'
  93.   Falling in Love with Someone Who Isn't
  94.   In Memory of Mitch Hedberg
  95.   Stereotypes Are Always Sometimes True
  96.   Advice for College Freshmen
  97.   The Charity Golf Disaster
  98.   A Secret Public Year in Review
  99.   Secret Track: Guitar Guy at the Party