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

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