Mike Birbiglia - News Poster

News

Peabody Awards: Issa Rae, John Oliver, Carol Burnett, Hasan Minhaj Celebrate the Power of Television

Peabody Awards: Issa Rae, John Oliver, Carol Burnett, Hasan Minhaj Celebrate the Power of Television
Comedian Hasan Minhaj set a serious-but-irreverent tone right from the start at Saturday’s 77th annual Peabody Awards in New York, where kudos were presented to a range of news, documentary, public service and entertainment programs.

Host Minhaj opened the evening by noting the odd contrast of handing out awards for excellence in TV and digital media at a venue in the heart of the financial district, Cipriani Wall Street.

“This is the wokest award show in the least woke location,” Minhaj joked. “Are the Pulitzers being handed out at Mar-a-Lago?” Later in the ceremony, Minhaj had a zinger for Vice President Mike Pence. He noted that most people were unsettled by the themes in one of 2017’s honorees, Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “unless of course you’re the Vice President, and then this show is the breakout comedy of the year.”
See full article at Variety - TV News »

Emmys 2018 exclusive: Showtime categories for ‘Patrick Melrose,’ ‘Smilf,’ ‘Twin Peaks’ and more

Emmys 2018 exclusive: Showtime categories for ‘Patrick Melrose,’ ‘Smilf,’ ‘Twin Peaks’ and more
In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for Showtime. For this season, the premium network has newcomers “The Chi” (Jason Mitchell) and “Smilf” (Frankie Shaw), returning Emmy contenders “Homeland” (Claire Danes) and “Shameless” (William H. Macy) and limited series “Patrick Melrose” (Benedict Cumberbatch) and “Twin Peaks” (Kyle MacLachlan) as part of their 2018 campaign.

Below, the list of Showtime lead, supporting and guest submissions for their comedy, drama and limited series. More names might be added by the network on the final Emmy ballot. Also note that performers not included on this list may well be submitted by their personal reps.

See‘Twin Peaks: The Return’ Emmy Fyc event: Kyle MacLachlan and Laura Dern ‘don’t know the answers to David Lynch’s worlds’ [Red Carpet Interviews]

“Billions”

Drama Series

Drama Actor – Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis

Drama Supporting Actress – Malin Akerman, Condola Rashad, Maggie Siff
See full article at Gold Derby »

33rd Lucille Lortel Awards Crown ‘School Girls,’ ‘Cost of Living,’ ‘Kpop’

Hosted by Laura Benanti and Jeremy Shamos, the 33rd annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway held May 6 at NYU Skirball Center was a reminder of the strength of today’s New York theater scene. Benefiting the Actors Fund, the event featured a starry lineup of presenters, among them Mike Birbiglia, Brandon Victor Dixon, Tina Fey, Joshua Henry, Katrina Lenk, Patti Murin, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, and Tony Shalhoub. The celebration culminated in a thrilling tie for one of the Off-Broadway League’s top awards: Outstanding Play. Both Jocelyn Bioh’s “School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play” and Martyna Majok’s Pulitzer champ “Cost of Living” jointly took the prize. Triumphing in the corresponding musical category was the Ars Nova production of “Kpop,” which in addition earned two acting awards for Ashley Park and Jason Tam. Read: “How Ashley Park Made ‘Fetch’ Happen—and Got
See full article at Backstage »

Jack Antonoff Praises Ex Lena Dunham's 'Beautiful' Essay About Hysterectomy

  • PEOPLE.com
Jack Antonoff Praises Ex Lena Dunham's 'Beautiful' Essay About Hysterectomy
Lena Dunham‘s emotional essay about her decision to undergo a total hysterectomy at 31 touched the hearts of many — including her former boyfriend Jack Antonoff.

The music producer and Bleachers frontman took to Twitter to praise his ex’s harrowing account, which appears in the March issue of Vogue and was published online Wednesday.

“Beautiful piece,” he wrote.

beautiful piece https://t.co/Jvjg6kNfNC

— jackantonoff (@jackantonoff) February 15, 2018

https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

In the essay, the former Girls star chronicles the process from start to finish, explaining that she made the decision in the hopes of ending her crippling endometriosis-related pain.
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Lena Dunham on the Moment She Felt Jack Antonoff 'Slip Away' as She Prepared for Hysterectomy

  • PEOPLE.com
Lena Dunham on the Moment She Felt Jack Antonoff 'Slip Away' as She Prepared for Hysterectomy
Lena Dunham is opening up about the emotional process of undergoing a total hysterectomy at 31 — and how it affected her relationship with then-boyfriend Jack Antonoff.

In a harrowing essay published in the March issue of Vogue, the former Girls star chronicles the process from start to finish, explaining that she made the decision in the hopes of ending her crippling endometriosis-related pain. After “desperately” trying to manage a “new level of pain” from August to November, Dunham says she finally checked her into the hospital and refused to leave “until they stop this pain or take my uterus.”

“My family
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Jack Antonoff Slams Rumors He's Dating Other People Following Split from Lena Dunham: 'I'm Not Seeing Anyone'

Jack Antonoff Slams Rumors He's Dating Other People Following Split from Lena Dunham: 'I'm Not Seeing Anyone'
Jack Antonoff is putting a halt to the rumor mill.

After an “amicable” breakup with girlfriend of five years Lena Dunham, the Bleachers frontman took to Twitter on Wednesday to address gossip that he was already back on the dating scene.

“normally i would never address rumors but i resent having the most important friendships and working relationships in my life reduced to dumb hetero normative gossip,” he wrote. “those relationships are deeply important and sacred.”

The 33-year-old musician clarified, “with that said, i’m not seeing anyone. lol.”

normally i would never address rumors but i resent having the
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Lena Dunham Reveals She's Still Wearing the Ring Ex Jack Antonoff Gave Her: Love Is 'Eternal'

Lena Dunham Reveals She's Still Wearing the Ring Ex Jack Antonoff Gave Her: Love Is 'Eternal'
Though their five-year romantic relationship may be over, Lena Dunham is holding close to her friendship with ex Jack Antonoff, and she’s not parting with the piece of jewelry he gave her as a symbol of that love.

During an Instagram livestream on Tuesday, the Girls creator showed off her ring-adorned fingers, and told viewers that one of her accessories was a gift from her ex.

“I’m wearing this ring that Jack gave me, and I’ll always wear it because love is a really cool, powerful, eternal thing,” Dunham, 31, explained. “It doesn’t have to be defined the way that we,
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff Split After More Than Five Years Together

  • PEOPLE.com
Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff Split After More Than Five Years Together
Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff have split.

After more than five years together, the pair has parted ways, reps for both confirm to People. A source says the breakup was “amicable.”

The Girls creator and Bleachers frontman met on a blind date set up by Antonoff’s sister and comedian Mike Birbiglia in 2012. The first date went so well, the guitarist quickly told Dunham everything about himself, “because when you really like someone, you want them to know everything about you,” he told New York in 2014.

Shortly after, Antonoff, 33, moved in with Dunham, 31, in her Brooklyn home. Over the course of their romance,
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Greenwich Entertainment Expands, Hires Film Arcade’s Andy Bohn

Newly launched arthouse distributor Greenwich Entertainment has hired The Film Arcade’s Andy Bohn to expand operations into Los Angeles.

Bohn will be the co-managing director alongside Ed Arentz. Bohn co-founded The Film Arcade in 2012 and oversaw the company’s releases, including Mike Birbiglia’s “Don’t Think Twice,” Josh Mond’s “James White,” Lake Bell’s “I Do…Until I Don’t,” and Jill Soloway’s “Afternoon Delight,” along with setting up home entertainment deals at Lionsgate, Paramount, and Universal.

Prior to The Film Arcade, Bohn had a digital distribution deal with Lionsgate and worked with Arentz on the VOD release of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” trilogy. Earlier in his career, Bohn worked at Morgan Creek and ICM.

Arentz, co-founder and former managing director of Music Box Films, and Edmondo Schwartz, co-founder of Cohen Media Group, launched Greenwich Entertainment in September with the goal of releasing six to eight high-end theatrical releases per year
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Broad City's Abbi Jacobson on Giving Back During the Holidays and That Infamous Blue Bandage Dress

  • BuzzSugar
Image Source: Courtesy of J.Crew In addition to being one half of the dynamic duo from Comedy Central's hit series Broad City, actress, writer, and illustrator Abbi Jacobson also has a heart of gold. The 33-year-old comedian, who got her start as a member of NYC's Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, is partnering with J.Crew and the nonprofit One Warm Coat to kick off their national coat drive. Abbi's goal is to encourage J.Crew shoppers to donate their gently used coats to help those in need this holiday season - and it's an initiative she has some experience with. I got the chance to chat with Abbi about her involvement with One Warm Coat and J.Crew's Give and Get Coat event, which aims to warm 1 million people in need with outerwear this year. And yes, we talked about Broad City, which is currently it its fourth season
See full article at BuzzSugar »

Top 25 Netflix Original stand-up comedy specials

Wesley Mead Dec 5, 2017

Looking for great stand-up on Netflix? We count down twenty-five highly recommended comedy specials on the streaming service...

In the face of ever-declining DVD sales, Netflix has quickly become the foremost place to discover new stand-up material. The streaming giant is on track to release over 50 exclusive specials in 2017 alone, signing big names (with big cheques) from both sides of the Atlantic and beyond.

See related Peaky Blinders series 4: who is May Carleton? Peaky Blinders series 4 episode 3 review Peaky Blinders series 4 episode 2 review Peaky Blinders series 4 episode 1 review

There is a downside to this remarkable release schedule, though. With so many new specials out there, instantly accessible, it can sometimes feel like the smaller fish in the pond are getting short shrift. Amy Schumer, Dave Chappelle and Jerry Seinfeld have all been featured this year alone: with only so many column inches (and so much screen space) to occupy,
See full article at Den of Geek »

Tweet Queen Chrissy Teigen & More Stars Vow to Boycott Twitter After Rose McGowan’s Temporary Suspension

Tweet Queen Chrissy Teigen & More Stars Vow to Boycott Twitter After Rose McGowan’s Temporary Suspension
#WomenBoycottTwitter has already garnered a celebrity following.

A movement quickly galvanized around the hashtag on Thursday, encouraging women and allies to silence the social media platform on Friday (Oct. 13) after the service temporarily suspended actress Rose McGowan‘s account for violating its terms and policies.

At midnight we Rise,” the Charmed alum, 44, announced.

Celebrities, including Chrissy Teigen, Mark Ruffalo and Gina Rodriguez, voiced their support by vowing not to tweet.

At midnight we Rise https://t.co/ihKLLczUww

— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 13, 2017

“Ladies. Let’s do this. #WomenBoycottTwitter. Not because of hate but because I love this platform and know it can be better,
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Everything L.A. Comedians Need to Know For October 2017

Performances The Groundlings Theatre troupe debuts its new main stage show on Oct. 6. Groundlings of the Corn will feature a mix of original sketch and improv, running for one hour and fifty minutes with intermission. (Tickets: $20) Kevin Nealon, best known from Showtime’s “Weeds” and his time on “SNL,” hosts New Material with Kevin Nealon on Oct. 10 at the Hollywood Improv. In this hybrid show, comedians test out new material and then participate in a Q&A with Nealon himself. (Tickets: $17) Mike Birbiglia has had specials on both Comedy Central and Netflix in addition to writing, directing, and starring in the smart comedy, “Don’t Think Twice.” But the second half of 2017 has seen him touring his new show, “The New One”, and it’s coming to the Wilshire Ebell Theatre on Oct. 25 and 26. (Tickets start at $38) Looking for some Halloween fun? Check out Lucha VaVOOM’s special Halloween show
See full article at Backstage »

The Water Cooler: Seeing Mike Birbiglia Live, An Intimate Magic Show, and What It’s Like to Buy a House

The Water Cooler: Seeing Mike Birbiglia Live, An Intimate Magic Show, and What It’s Like to Buy a House
Welcome to The Water Cooler, a weekly feature where the /Film staff is free to go off-topic and talk about everything except the movies and TV shows they normally write about. In this edition: Ethan saw Mike Birbiglia‘s new stand-up special live in person, Hoai-Tran has been reading a current best-seller, Peter attends a secret magic show, Ben read a classic Agatha […]

The post The Water Cooler: Seeing Mike Birbiglia Live, An Intimate Magic Show, and What It’s Like to Buy a House appeared first on /Film.
See full article at Slash Film »

From Ozark to Broad City: the best of film and TV streaming in Australia this month

Jason Bateman drops his usual persona in Ozark, while The Incredible Jessica James’s title character doesn’t apologise for her complications

TV: Ozark (Us, 2017) created by Mark Williams – out now

Related: The Handmaid's Tale review – timely adaptation scares with dystopian dread

Related: Friends from College: why Generation X can’t grow up

Related: Mike Birbiglia: 'You can't direct a film if you're not ambitious'

Related: The Core

Continue reading...
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

‘Brad’s Status’ Trailer: Ben Stiller is Making 2017 The Year He Becomes An Indie Movie Star

‘Brad’s Status’ Trailer: Ben Stiller is Making 2017 The Year He Becomes An Indie Movie Star
Ben Stiller has dabbled in the indie film world only twice this decade (three times if you count his small role as himself in Mike Birbiglia’s “Don’t Think Twice”), but both times have resulted in some of the best work of his career: Noah Baumbach’s “Greenberg” and “While We’re Young.” He’s reuniting with Baumbach for a third time in the well-reviewed Cannes family drama “The Meyerowitz Stories,” which is one of two high profile speciality releases that guarantee fall 2017 is the season Stiller officially becomes an indie movie star.

Read More: Ben Stiller Explains the Importance of Celebrating Human Stories

Stiller’s other indie project is “Brad’s Status,” from writer-director Mike White. The comedian plays a suburban husband and father whose comfortable life is thrown into disarray when a trip to Boston to look at colleges with his son triggers a crisis of confidence.
See full article at Indiewire »

Chris Gethard: Seriously Dark Comedy

Chris Gethard: Seriously Dark Comedy
Over the course of his strange comedy career, Chris Gethard has hitchhiked to Bonnaroo for a Web series and dangled himself over a pellet-gun-toting audience while dressed as a duck. But no experience could have prepared him for Career Suicide, his new HBO comedy special. In it, the Jersey comic discusses his history with anxiety, alcoholism and depression. He details a suicide attempt at age 21, in which he tried to get hit by a truck but wound up crashing his car on someone's lawn. "I think I overestimated my ability to handle discussing it onstage,
See full article at Rolling Stone »

Mike Birbiglia Bio: In His Own Words [Video Exclusive]

Writer/Director Mike Birbiglia on New Comedy… by Uinterview Mike Birgiglia is an American comedian, actor and filmmaker who is best known for his successful one-man shows such as My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend. This Mike Birbiglia bio will let the comedian tell his story in his own words. Mike Birbiglia Bio: Early Life, Age, Education Mike Birbiglia […]

Source: uInterview

The post Mike Birbiglia Bio: In His Own Words [Video Exclusive] appeared first on uInterview.
See full article at Uinterview »

Exclusive clip from Mike Birbiglia’s Don’t Think Twice

Author: Adam Lowes

Us comedian and filmmaker Mike Birbiglia may not be a comedic household name here in the UK as yet, but he’s been slowly building up a strong reputation State-side, particularly with his stand-up specials and one-man shows. His breakthrough in the latter, Sleepwalk with Me, formed the basis for his directorial debut of the same name, which went on to win an award at 2012’s Sundance Film Festival.

He’s also parlayed his talents on stage into a burgeoning acting career, cropped up recently as a supporting player in high-profile works like Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck and the Ya adaptation The Fault in Our Stars. His small screen roles has seen him appear in popular fare such as Girls and Orange Is the New Black.

Birbiglia’s appealing mix of broad laughs and excruciating truths found in both his work under the spotlight and behind the camera,
See full article at HeyUGuys »

Folk Hero And Funny Guy: Filmmaker Jeff Grace And Wyatt Russell On The Road Comedy

Every once in a while, a really special film comes along that you may have a chance to see at a film festival, but that may not have the biggest studio push behind it when it finally gets released. Jeff Grace’s Folk Hero and Funny Guy is one of those great festival movies that really deserves more attention.

The film stars Wyatt Russell (22 Jump Street), and Alex Karpovsky (Girls) as two childhood friends whose lives went into very different directions in terms of fame and success. Russell’s Jason Black is a hugely-popular singer and songwriter i.e. the folk her of the title, while Karpovsky’s Paul is the funny guy, a struggling stand-up comic for many years. When Paul’s fiancé dumps him, Jason, feeling bad for his friend, throws out the idea of the two of them going on tour with Paul opening for him. The
See full article at LRM Online »
loading
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Credited With | External Sites