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Mike Birbiglia Teaches Stephen Colbert How to Acclimate Indoor Cats

Mike Birbiglia stopped by last night's Late Show to promote his new one-man show Thank God For Jokes, and while telling Colbert about his recent trip with his wife and cat to Massachusetts (or as he calls it, "Catsachusetts"), Birbiglia [...]

By Megh Wright

How Spalding Gray Moved Standup Comedy Beyond Jokes

This past August, a number of Spalding Gray monologues and more became available on Howl Premium. They are joined with a number of familiar podcasts on that network, including the Earwolf and Wolfpop archives, made up mostly of standup comics’ [...]

By Harry Waksberg

Mike Birbiglia Is Coming to ‘Orange Is the New Black’

Standup Mike Birbiglia just got a big TV role. THR reports that Birbiglia has signed on to appear in a recurring role on Orange Is the New Black's upcoming third season. Details on Birbiglia's role are being kept under wraps, though series [...]

By Megh Wright

Mike Birbiglia Insists He’s Not a Creep on ‘Tonight Show’

On last night's Tonight Show, standup Mike Birbiglia told a story about the time a pretty girl boarded the Brooklyn bus he was on and changed everything, despite how much he tried not to be creepy. Click through for Birbiglia's "My Summer Job" [...]

By Megh Wright

Mike Birbiglia and the Importance and Power of Jokes

Mike Birbiglia has a very unique ability: the ability to tell any story, like the story of jumping out of a hotel window in Walla Walla, Washington, and make it relatable. To a certain extent, this is one of the primary goals of standup comedy. [...]

By Philip Stamato

Mike Birbiglia Tells Seth Meyers About His 100-City Tour

James Van Der Beek lookalike-wannabe Mike Birbiglia paid a visit to Late Night last night, where he talked with Meyers about meeting James Van Der Beek (who did not agree that they looked alike) and traveling for his current 100-city tour, [...]

By Megh Wright

11 Uniquely Brilliant Standup Specials of 2013

As with most years, 2013 saw an overwhelming amount of excellent standup, far too much to ever catalogue. But the greatest specials of the year were unique and inventive; many played with the very idea of a special itself, while others featured [...]

By Elise Czajkowski