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After 5 months and 81 shows, Mike Birbiglia’s My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend has officially closed. Mike ended the run with a series of sold out performances over the weekend of June 25th.

 

Mike would like to thank everyone who came out to see My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend. If you missed it, however, Mike and company will be taking the show on the road. For more information about dates and cities, as well as ticket information, go to birbigs.com/tourdates.  We hope to see you and all your friends there!


July 8th, 2011 |



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Nominees for Outstanding Solo Show/Performance (all venue categories) are Kimberly Faye Greenberg, One Night with Fanny Brice; John Leguizamo, Ghetto Klown; Michael Shannon, Mistakes Were Made, Mike Birbiglia, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, and Tim Watts, Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer.

 

Read the entire article here.


May 9th, 2011 |



 

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Mike and the crew at My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend are pleased to announce that due to overwhelming demand we have extended our run at the Barrow Street Theatre through June 25th. Starting on May 20th, there will be three shows per week: Friday at 8 pm and Saturday at 4 and 8 pm.

 

Only 18 shows have been added, so be sure to get your tickets soon. Tickets can be purchased by phone by calling Smartix at (212) 868-444 or online here.


May 4th, 2011 |



 

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The winners of the Lucille Lortel Awards, recognizing excellence Off-Broadway, were announced Friday, May 1 at a ceremony at NYU’s Skirball Center. Mike and My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend were among the night’s winners, taking home the award for Outstanding Solo Show.


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April 27th, 2011 |



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The comedian who’s most in his comfort zone this spring, however, is Birbiglia, a shlumpy, winsome New York City stand-up who’s following up his hit 2009 one-man show, Sleepwalk with Me, with an even better one. My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend has a perceptible narrative — the ups and downs of a relationship — but is loose enough to accommodate all sorts of digressions, from a nausea-inducing amusement-park ride called the Scrambler to Mike’s hapless efforts in a female exercise class (“I’ve given up on having a traditional male physique … Now I’m going for strong independent woman”). There’s always method in Birbiglia’s apparent aimlessness, most notably in his lengthy endpiece: a harrowing tale of his legal wrangle over a minor car accident, which becomes the impetus for a climactic, redemptive encounter with his girlfriend. It’s not just good stand-up comedy; it’s just possibly the best 15-minute stretch of playwriting I’ve encountered onstage all season.

 

 

Read the full article here.


April 27th, 2011 |



 

In order to celebrate the release of the paperback version of Sleepwalk with Me and Other Painfully True Stories, we’re giving away a free copy to everyone who comes to My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend on Wednesday, May 4th.

 

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Tickets are selling out fast, so get yours here.


April 27th, 2011 |



 

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Birbiglia is making a place for himself in the rich tradition of American storytellers, weaving narratives for this generation through the practice of one of world’s most ancient art forms.

 

Birbiglia’s timing is impeccable, prone to linger with uncomfortable pauses often punctuated with his trademark “I know.” Birbiglia appears to be an artist in transition as he fuses the world of stand-up with that of story-telling, forming a style that encompasses his full capacity.

 

Read the full review here.

 


April 27th, 2011 |



 

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April 13th, 2011 |



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Birbiglia, a stand-up comedian and, now, an off-Broadway star, has made a specialty of turning embarrassing personal history into a unique kind of storytelling that’s both laugh-out-loud funny and earnestly reflective.

 

 

 

 

 

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“I’m under the radar enough that people don’t come after me, and I’m on the radar enough that people come to see my shows on purpose,” Birbiglia says. “As a result, when I perform for my fans on the road, it’s like performing for a bunch of friends. The whole thing is like an inside joke, which is the best feeling.”

 

 

 

 

Read the full story here.


April 12th, 2011 |