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Birbiglia, who is, in fact, happily married, has built a career on exposing his vulnerabilities with affable awkwardness: in his acclaimed 2008 one-man Off Broadway show, Sleepwalk With Me (built around a sleeping disorder that once had him walk out a second-story motel-room window while on tour); in his new book, Sleepwalk With Me and Other Painfully True Stories; and in his multiple appearances on “This American Life.” My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, slated for early 2011, has Birbiglia detailing his insecurities about women and marriage.

 

Seven years ago, he shifted to longer narrative, and that’s when he found his voice, moving from talking at the audience to having a conversation with them; he slowed the tempo way down and let the laughs build. “At a certain point, I realized I was better at [storytelling] than just telling jokes, and it felt like there was something here that wasn’t happening at other comedy shows,” he says.

 

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It’s not clear in “Mike Birbiglia’s My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend” whether Mr. Birbiglia is still leaping out of hotel windows while sleepwalking. But it is clear that he’s still ridiculously enjoyable to listen to.

 

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Where Mike Birbiglia goes, hilarity follows.

There’s not a comic monologuist out there who is funnier when it comes to fluffing personal foibles and foulups into endearingly amusing tales.  He has a point to make, but he likes taking side roads before he gets there. No matter. His detours are delicious. Birbiglia is no Scrambler. He spins you gently and silky smooth.

 

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Like any consummate performer, Mike Birbiglia makes it look easy. You think you’re hearing some amiable, slightly dorky everydude bashfully cop to his romantic failures in the most endearing way possible. Truth is, Birbiglia is a seasoned pro who skillfully plays his audience like a fiddle made out of funny bones.

 

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You actually care what happens, you get caught up in his crusades, his fights with his girlfriend, his desperate desire to, you know, get by and have a little happiness. He ends on a sweetly hopeful note because that’s the kind of guy he is and we know him well by now.

 

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Birbiglia — pudgy, poker-faced, nearly impregnable — is a stealth bomber.He keeps his dudespeak in check and, crucially, he doesn’t find himself adorable. Behind his skillful sotto observational humor lurk icily forthright ambivalences about love, fidelity, and, above all, his own ability to win a longstanding argument with the unfairness, irrationality, and absurdity of life, especially as it concerns the plaintiff in the case of Birbiglia v. World.

 

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Birbiglia is particularly inspired when mixing physical and verbal comedy.

What keeps it interesting is a circular structure that cannily incorporates lengthy asides and free-associative digressions.

 

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Birbiglia’s act is all about himself, in gloriously understated, self-deprecating fashion. He is funny, but never in your face. If Louis CK is comedy’s Everyman, Birbiglia is its Everyboy-man. Few wits do a better or more clever job of milking their fears and insecurities and quirks for such an abundance of chuckles.

 

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Birbiglia is bumbling and hopeless but not so that you want to smack him for being stupid. Charming and goofy on stage, he’s also not seeking to disguise the imperfections he describes so eloquently. His compelling wit finds poetry and poignancy in awkward life events we recognise in a moment.

 

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Dead -on laughs and bittersweet.