Mike Birbiglia

Mike Birbiglia is a comedian, storyteller, director, actor and New York Times best-selling author, who has performed in front of audiences worldwide, from the Sydney Opera House to Carnegie Hall. He has written and performed a series of award-winning solo plays, including Sleepwalk with Me, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend and Thank God for Jokes — all of which earned Lortel Award nominations for Best Solo Show, with My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend winning the 2011 Award. His last Broadway show, The New One, won the Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Solo Performance. Following their acclaimed runs on & off Broadway, The New One, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, and Thank God for Jokes, were all filmed for Netflix. In addition to performing live, Birbiglia is an author and filmmaker who wrote, directed and starred in the acclaimed feature films Sleepwalk with Me and Don’t Think Twice. His book, Sleepwalk with Me and Other Painfully True Stories was a New York Times Bestseller and a finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor. In 2017, Birbiglia was honored with the Kurt Vonnegut Award for humor. As an actor, Birbiglia’s credits include Danny Pearson on “Orange is the New Black,” Oscar Langstraat on Showtime’s “Billions,” HBO’s “Girls” and “Broad City”, and “Inside Amy Schumer,” as well as in the films Trainwreck, The Fault in Our Stars, Popstar, and the forthcoming Marc Foster film A Man Called Otto starring Tom Hanks. He is a contributor to “This American Life” on public radio, is host of the podcast Mike Birbiglia’s Working It Out, and recently stepped in as guest host of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on ABC when Kimmel was out with Covid-19.