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

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