Birbiglia has performed in front of audiences worldwide, from the Sydney Opera House to Carnegie Hall. A large success, Netflix currently has two of his most recent comedy shows, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend and Thank God for Jokes, available to stream.
In addition to performing live, Birbiglia is an author and filmmaker who wrote, directed and starred in the acclaimed films Sleepwalk with Me and Don’t Think Twice. His book, Sleepwalk with Me and Other Painfully True Stories, is a New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor. As an actor, Birbiglia has appeared on Orange is the New Black, Inside Amy Schumer and Girls, as well as in the films Trainwreck, The Fault in Our Stars and Popstar.
On tour now, The New One showcases Birbiglia’s hilarious blend of storytelling and stand-up. Though on an entirely new subject, his signature mix of heart and humor that audiences have come to know and love, remains.
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— Jessica Morelli