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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.

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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.

    10. Roy Wood Jr: From Birmingham to The Daily Show to Broadway?

    10. Roy Wood Jr: From Birmingham to The Daily Show to Broadway?

    Mike and Roy teamed up to raise money for comedy club waitstaffs with “Tip Your Waitstaff.” Now they work on jokes about gin vomit, stealing fancy jeans, and why being a Daily Show correspondent could put you in more hot water than having a criminal record. The episode touches on regret, redemption, and lands in an unexpected place when Mike asks Roy if he’d consider letting Mike produce his one person show. Don’t miss this one.

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    • 54 min
    9. Melissa Villaseñor: Mike Writes Jokes with the SNL Star in Real Time!

    9. Melissa Villaseñor: Mike Writes Jokes with the SNL Star in Real Time!

    Mike teams up with SNL star Melissa Villaseñor to work out jokes about feminist bookstores, moms talking to themselves, and guitar teachers who are frankly just showing off. This is a true comedy jam session and there are jokes written in real time! Don’t miss it.

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    • 43 min
    8. Hasan Minhaj: Sometimes Living Through History... Sucks

    8. Hasan Minhaj: Sometimes Living Through History... Sucks

    Mike and Hasan are friends who love talking about current events and comedy craft. In this episode, Hasan teases possible themes and stories for his next special which shares some commonality with Mike’s special “Thank God For Jokes.” The conversation goes from macro to micro to personal to global. Thank God for jokes and thank God for Hasan Minhaj.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    7. Sarah Cooper: America’s Funniest Lip-Syncer-In-Chief— In Her Own Words

    7. Sarah Cooper: America’s Funniest Lip-Syncer-In-Chief— In Her Own Words

    Mike gets to know comedian/writer Sarah Cooper, whose Trump lip sync videos are a viral phenomenon beloved by millions. They crack open the pain of being rejected in middle school, the joy of huffing Irish spring soap, and why Sarah and Mike are both New York forever.

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    • 46 min
    6. David Sedaris: Mike Trades Funny Stories With His Comedy Hero

    6. David Sedaris: Mike Trades Funny Stories With His Comedy Hero

    Mike talks with his literary hero David Sedaris about clocking 90 thousand steps, dressing like a clown, and walking through Times Square after midnight in the pandemic.

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    • 50 min
    5. Hannah Gadsby: Solo Shows and Spectrum Gazelles with a Master of the Craft

    5. Hannah Gadsby: Solo Shows and Spectrum Gazelles with a Master of the Craft

    Mike discusses Hannah's award winning Netflix special “Nanette,” her new special “Douglas” and together they dig deep into the solo show process and how her new show may end up including a “spectrum gazelle.”

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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Cindy l. Word crazy ,

Who can ever get enough Birbiglia?!

Love everything he does!

babyblubelle ,

Just listen.

If you are a Birbiglia fan, like comedy, and want to hear human stories in a poignant and humorous way check this podcast out.

If you financially can - donate to the many non-profits the guests support.

allie6886 ,

Entertaining behind the scenes peek at comedy!

For anyone who creates comedy or writes, one can learn a lot about the writing process. And Mike seems like such a lovely human being.

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