Comedian Mike Birbiglia welcomes a different comedian or creator each week and together they work out original, untested material. And, occasionally, uncomfortable topics. Join them as they work it out.
Matt Berninger From The National Goes Solo
This fall Matt Berninger from The National released a brilliant solo album called Serpentine so this week Mike celebrates the release of that album with a re-post of this special episode which featured Berninger along with his wife and frequent collaborator Carin Besser as well as Mike’s wife the poet J. Hope Stein. (Their book "The New One" is in stores.) This creative double date goes deep as the two couples open up about creative marriages, actual marriages, and how writing poetry can feel like knittin
23. Ramy Youssef: Kicked in the Golden Globes
Mike welcomes award-winning comedian Ramy Youssef. The two friends discuss the unexpectedly controversial elements of his hit series “Ramy.” They also work on jokes about bad wedding speeches, getting kicked in the balls, and the time Ramy told people in Jacksonville that he was Muslim to which a woman replied, “We don’t do that here.” Well, the good news is: we do this here. Enjoy.
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22. Abbi Jacobson: The Broad City Makeout Party
Mike is joined by the co-creator of the comedy classic Broad City. They discuss the show’s origins, why we should all hope to “fail flamboyantly,” and why you might quit your job after getting an email from Amy Poehler. Along the way they work out material about why Mike hates magic and Abbi’s fear of running into her ex-girlfriend underwater. On Broad City Mike and Abbi made out literally. Today on Working It Out they make out... with jokes.
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21. Bowen Yang: How Do You Write a Sketch For SNL?
Bowen Yang joins Mike this week for an episode that is as hilarious as it is honest. Listen as Bowen and Mike discuss everything from gay conversion therapy and googling yourself to high school theatre fails and psychedelic shrooms. Bowen and Mike work out standup bits and potential sketches you may be seeing on SNL soon. Plus, find out the one must-have item you’ve been missing your whole life when using a porto-potty.
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A Message From Mike and a Re-Post of Pod Save Birbiglia
A special pre-Election Day message from Mike and a re-post of one of the most popular episodes. Remember to vote! http://votesaveamerica.com/
A Letter From a Comedian To College Students Everywhere
This episode is a little different from the others. If you like it please share it with your college age friend or family member. Also, it’s worth visiting https://votesaveamerica.com/