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