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

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