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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

True life comedy born of romantic heartache: "My Girlfriend's Boyfriend" star Mike Birbiglia on Jimmy Kimmel Live; now he's FUNNY!

Mike Birbiglia on Jimmy Kimmel Live PART 1
, , April 11, 2011

I must admit that before Monday night/Tuesday morning, I'd never heard of comedian/writer Mike Birbiglia, who appeared on ABC-TV's Jimmy Kimmel Live and made me laugh from the word go.

In retrospect, that might've been the funniest thing I've seen on TV this year, other than perhaps the video clips of "Jeff from Tallahassee" on Fox News Channel's Red Eye program, a subject of a previous post on January 18th:
The funniest discovery of the new year: "Jeff from Tallahassee" on Red Eye; reminds me of the Steve & Garry, Don & Mike comic genius I miss

What I heard and saw proved to be both true-to-life and very, very funny -a virtual reservoir of comic gold to mine. I would definitely see this show if it ever came to South Florida.
Watch the clips and I think you'll agree.

Mike Birbiglia on Jimmy Kimmel Live PART 2
, April 11, 2011

The Village Voice
My Girlfriend's Boyfriend--Better Off Wed
Mike Birbiglia returns with another comic one-man show
By Alexis Soloski
Wednesday, Apr 6 2011

Is there a comedian cuddlier than Mike Birbiglia? His girth and dress sense suggest a fraternity brother gone to seed, but his pleading eyes and plangent voice give him the air of a little boy lost. During his new show, My Girlfriend's Boyfriend at Barrow Street Theatre, his disclosure of past humiliations elicited volleys of sympathetic sighs. When he took his bows at the end, some women in the audience seemed to barely restrain themselves from rushing the stage and subjecting him to a mass embrace.

Read the rest of the review at:

A storyteller of great candour, Mike Birbiglia forges a stand-up, theatre hybrid
By Jake Coyle, The Associated Press

Mike Birbiglia's new CD Sleepwalk With Me Live will be released by Comedy Central Records on April 19


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