Mike Birbiglia tells the touching story of his believing and disbelieving in love.Mike Birbiglia tells the touching story of his believing and disbelieving in love.Mike Birbiglia tells the touching story of his believing and disbelieving in love.
Stand-Up Comedy Meets Off-Broadway Show
Despite releasing three albums, one previous special, a book and a movie based on his life in which he, himself, starred, Mike Birbiglia still keeps things pretty low key. His broadcast experience has taken him from being a stand-up to being more of a spoken-word story-teller. At times, he reminds me of what Stuart McLean would have been like as a young buck; one can certainly see Birbiglia settling into broadcasting in his later years as a semi-retirement plan. This special sees him working through the theme of relationships with a format that leans a little less towards straight stand-up and more towards a one-man show; the second half particularly is dedicated to sharing and explaining an arc he recently endeavored in his personal life. Birbiglia recalls some of his previous experiences in the search for love in his usual self-deprecating manner. His delivery is natural and he's so winsome and sincere he gets away with some playful but frank observations about sexes. Looks like Seth Rogan meets John Ritter and just as fun to spend time with.
- Mar 16, 2014
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