Slacker Logo


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
Read More Read Less

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

Artists Related to Mike Birbiglia

Loading Sliders...
  1. + -



Casting to |